Saturday, 18 July 2015

Balian de Ibelin - Kingdom of Heaven

Painted this version of Balian de Ibelin from one of my fave movies Kingdom of Heaven for Darrell Hindley as part of the Steve Dean Forum Figure exchange. Im happy with it but I need to look at improving on painting hair and beards though.





Balian of Ibelin: [to the people of Jerusalem] It has fallen to us, to defend Jerusalem, and we have made our preparations as well as they can be made. None of us took this city from Muslims. No Muslim of the great army now coming against us was born when this city was lost. We fight over an offence we did not give, against those who were not alive to be offended. What is Jerusalem? Your holy places lie over the Jewish temple that the Romans pulled down. The Muslim places of worship lie over yours. Which is more holy?

The wall? The Mosque? The Sepulchre? Who has claim? No one has claim.

All have claim!




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9 comments:

  1. Fantastic paintjob on Balian de Ibelin!

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  2. That is a beauty - fantastic work!

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  3. That is magnificent! Great sculpt brought to life with a fabulous paint job.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful brushwork Iain!

    Can't wait to pick him up at Claymore.

    Brilliant! more than happy :>)

    Darrell.

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  5. Absolutley Brilliant Iain.

    Fantastic brushwork and I'm more than happy with the beautifully subtle results.

    Darrell.

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