I painted Yoda for Crystal Brush 2015. It was so much fun painting this awesome Yoda sculpt, so much constrained intensity in a little guy. I wanted to capture a sense of remorse, regret, anger, and sadness in his expression that I imagined he had after all his jedi buddies got executed and he was forced to spend the rest of his years in a swampy mess. It was really difficult to realize a good fog effect. My attempt was sculpting some fluffy fog on top of plasticard and painting a transparency effect.

Hope you like it...as always comments and critiques are welcome!

Crystal Brush 2015 Finalist- Large Scale
  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    It was great meeting you bud,and seeing this…

    • Anthony Wang

      It was great meeting you too John… And congrats on your CB wins!!

  • John 'Painterman' van Pelt

    Very nice!

    • Anthony Wang

      Thanks for the support John!

  • David PowellPLUS

    Great to see this in person.  You definitely captured that intense feeling and look in his face.  I also really like the subtle texture on the cloth.  I’m going to have to try that for one of my future projects.

    • Anthony Wang

      Thanks Dave! I’m new to textures so this was a fun experiment for me. Inspiration and learnings from Alfonso Giraldes’ RAF pilot minimentor tutorial.

  • Thomas Wasch

    Very powerful in your hand the brush is. I like Yoda and i like your version as well.

    • Anthony Wang

      Haha thanks Thomas…Glad u like yoda!!  I’d love to see your version of Yoda! Too bad it’s hard to find the minis nowadays…

  • danielpaf

    great mini my friend !

    • Anthony Wang

      Thank you sir!! Now go post pics of your awesome snow speeder!  (:

  • Jason Zhou

    I like the atmosphere you have brought to this figure. Very nicely done!

  • Sebastian "Simon Moon" Reschke

    Awesome job! Gold ;)

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  • Domenico Mimmo "Nightmare"

    Very Nice!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Very cool experiment with the fog. Looks convincing. Overall a very cool model with athmosphere! The painting of his face is superb!



    • Anthony Wang

      Thanks Roman! I was scratching my head about how to represent fog and thought a forced perspective approach would be fun

  • Steve Garcia

    One of my favorite pieces that year. Great job on the cloth textures and that fog. Gold.