Almost exactly a year ago I finished a dwarf bust by Lukáš Žaba. I wanted to do another at this time, punctuating a weird, stressful, yet productive period in my life and representing my artistic growth over the last twelve months.
This is a piece that hopefully captures something of what I’m trying to convey in my painting. Deep colorful shadows, lively & complex skintones, and compositional focus were my aims.
I love Žaba’s sculpts. They’re quirky and full of character. You can feel the concrete details of the personalities he’s creating. Go buy some.
I feel like this piece isn’t so much a culmination of my efforts as a proof of concept. I intend to explore some of the ideas I played with here in other work. I hope you’ll come back and check up on my progress!
I’d love to hear your comments and questions, so please do give me a shout.