Old Commander Shepard

by Roman aka jar

posted by roman, jarhead, kong

 "You can fight like a Krogan, run like a leopard
 - but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

Once I really fell in love with this bust, sculpted by Romain van den Bogeart.
It seems like I am falling in love with all of his sculpts. This guy is so amazing when it comes to skill and creativity. The bust I am talking about is Saergent Corwinn, distributed by the jungle friends over at Wonderlands Projects.

I had some lack of motivation during the process, back in 2012 when I started the bust. That is normal, I learned that and I learned not to put pressure on myself. I just had to wait for the right moment to come - they come once in a while and I learned to enjoy them too. Meanwhile, during this waiting time the work at the bust stood still, without any progress. I encountered many different experiences during the last year, some good, some bad, while the bust was waiting for its day to come.

I got inspired to work at the bust again while I enjoyed playing the computer game "Mass Effect 3". Honestly I did start with part 2 of the game, but was soon mad about the time consuming way to get ressources on different planets there and switched over to ME3. Dude, I enjoyed that game, the athomsphere and the story. There are not many games out there that have such an intense story that puts you as the player in a fully emotional movie (and I even heard that playing all 3 parts is much better!). Ok, talking about games wasn't my main intention of this blog post, so let's get to the point of no return with some explanation: The main character of the game is the ultimate hero of the universe and he saves earth and all species over and over again from darkness the galaxy throws at him. He is unique, brave, a great warrior and a foe you do not wish for if you are an evil alien species. Commander Shepard. My ultimate Science Fiction Hero. Do you know him too?

If you don't know about Commander Shepard let this song help you to get a picture of him:

Ok, now. Let's get to the point. In my vision/portrait of this bust you can see an old version of Commander Shepard. He has already saved the galaxy in twenty-seven additional wars and is growing older. In my portait he is at the age of 69, a worn out warrior, unstoppable in battle and bored if he is not in action. I hope you like him!

Old Commander Shepard
Wonderlands Projects
bust size 55 mm

I truly had to paint this bust, no matter what and I was very motivated in the start. I had no idea where it would take me but I started right away after recieving it, somehwhere back in 2012. I explained in the text above that I had some lack of motivation and I apologize for not being truly able to write an article on him. I just failed on this again.

Some weird WIP shots for you from the early progress:

And one photo how the bust looks in the cabinet,
done with lightning by the camera.

Let me know what you think about this old Warrior?
Thanks to Romain for such a great sculpt!  
Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes


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