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Two recent Indian busts

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Here is my interpretation of Young Miniatures’ 1/10 Blackfoot Raven Bearer bust as sculpted by Carl Reid. He is painted in acrylics and posed on a buckeye burl base from John Jeffries. The raven was first painted purple then given washes of black to retain some iridescence. The pictographs on the buffalo robe are patterned after some examples from my references. His face paint is based on a painting of Mehkskehme-Sukahs, a Blackfoot chief, by Karl Bodmer who travelled among the people of the northern plains in the 1830’s and did many portraits of them.

 

Enjoy.

 

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Bodmer’s painting

 

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Here is my interpretation of Young Miniatures’ 1/10 Sioux bust as sculpted by Carl Reid. He is painted in acrylics and posed on a buckeye burl base from John Jeffries. I used a hawk feather I found in a park as the pattern for his feathers.

 

Enjoy.

 

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Beautiful and intricate work on both! I find it interesting that both scultpures use such sad countenances, as if they'd seen the future and what it held for their tribes. You painting really brings that emotion to light. Congrats!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Wow! I wish I could paint figures like that. Truly amazing work. Thanks for posting them.

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Incredible work! The Shaman's face reminds me of the old "don't pollute" commercial with the Indian crying. Wonderful job!

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