I have put the final brushstrokes on another bust from ZabaArts. This is Rolf, a dwarf with a, er, versatile hat.
As with all Zaba characters, Rolf has a ton of personality that is a joy to draw out and interpret with your brushes.
I tried out some new ideas & painting concepts, from the moody dark lighting to the brushed metal NMM on the helmet.
I was happy with how the different materials showed distinct textures and reflectivity, despite the fact that the same colors are recycled throughout.
I keep experimenting with dark, desaturated colors, non-metallic metals, and different lights. The more I learn by these efforts the more I want to carry them to another level. I’ve surrounded myself with some excellent painters who can give me the feedback & guidance I need to keep improving. I hope you’ll follow the journey as I strive to become a better painter.
As always, I’d love to hear what you think of this piece. Leave me a comment!