The secret project from a few days ago can now be revealed! And it is a Buddha! But not any Buddha, but a Canary Island, Tourist trinket Buddha that I picked up while on vacation a few weeks ago.
It was originally just primed a "skin tone" and a pink cloth. Nothing fancy, and horribly done. But I really liked the sculpt, and it was only 2 euros, so figured why not.
This is my interpretation of the model though, what do you think?
I really played around with the skin tone here. Making it a bit more purple/pink coloring than some of my normal skin tones. I did try to highlight up to white, but again I think I could go further though I chickened out in the end to go too extreme with it. Plus it was meant to be a fun piece and I did have a lot of fun painting it up! More so since my time for painting this week was very limited so it was nice to focus on a single model instead of batch painting.
The cloth I went for a blue to off set the pink/purple skin. I think it came out nice, and I tied it back in with the pink cherry blossoms on the robe.
All in all a fun little piece that where the model was not super rough, like the top of his head, I could get a really smooth finish going for it. Something I hope to do more of in the future on other models. And yes the airbrush was used for the skin but only to get a base and highlight done. The rest was with controlled washes and my size 1 W&N brush.
More photos below, including his new spot on my desk at work here..
Hope you enjoy it. Would love to hear your comments on it. And hopefully he brings me some good luck for the new year!