Thursday, March 16, 2017
Big Haired Samurai - Preorders open from Mr Lee's Minis
So with all the great artists I get to work with, there are times that I even get to direct them to make something specific. In this case it was a big haired Samurai.
Originally he was supposed to be a bit shorter overall, however Oleksandr really wanted to add a lot of details into the piece. So he crept up in size to almost 75mm scale. And honestly, this is why I love working with the talent that I am privileged to work with. Cause they know the best scale to get the most out of the figure or sculpt.
I went for a very simple scene here and tried to make the painting stand out a bit more instead. So the base is simply 2 pieces of broken slate stacked on each other. With some sand and dirt tossed on top of each of them. A very simple scene therefore, and just a platform by which he can be standing on top of.
What I do like is that there a few smaller details that really set this piece apart from others. The small MJ that he is holding in his right, while his left holds his sheath there. Which was a lot of fun to paint up, and probably just as much fun for Oleksandr to sculpt on the figure.
The socket itself is yet to get primed black, and also some heavy magnets to be placed on the bottom to hold it in place.
Although I did not put as much colors into the shadows as I have in other pieces. I think it worked out nicely here. And I really worked to add texture into the cloth sections more that I have in other pieces. So putting criss cross lines throughout his shirt to make the shadows and lights more interesting.
In the end I am really happy with the results here.. and cannot wait to paint up another one with more emphasis on perhaps some sort of night scene perhaps?
Now he is currently being cast from our main caster, BrokenToad in the UK, and will be limited to only 75 copies. If your looking to pick up a copy, be quick as they are selling nicely here and won't be around long. Pre-orders can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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