The Acolyte

A week or so ago I finished this wonderful little mini bust from Maxime Penaud, AKA the Secret Workshop.

This model was a blast to paint, with interesting expression, volume, and materials, served up in a bite sized package that kept me focused on the achievement of my painting goals.

This sculpt is one of Maxime’s first two sculpts released under his own imprint. Both are available from FeR.

This is not my first sculpt by Maxime, as he was also the creator of the classic Avalonian bust available through Figone. As evident in both of those pieces, Maxime likes expressive, even exaggerated, mouths. He always gives you something to interpret.

On this bust I focused upon achieving an olive skin tone and an interesting black for the robe. I had involved discussions about these topics with my friend Dave Colwell, who honestly deserves thanks on every project I’ve produced since about April. I’m looking forward to developing and refining some of the ideas I explored on this project on future models.

If you’d like to see some other images of the Acolyte, you can pop over to Putty & Paint.

As always, thanks so much for taking an interest in my work. Let me know what you think about this piece in the comments and check back soon for another fun project coming your way.

5 thoughts on “The Acolyte”

  1. I was going to say the same thing as, Pete. The stubbles are my favorite part too! The cloth has great texture and I find this guy to be very menacing overall. He reminds me a bit of the members of the group that renounce all wealth in Game of Thrones and nearly take over the capital. I can’t remember the name of that group anymore but they were intense and so is the gaze of this fella!

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