This is a bust of the character "Spike" from the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." I purchased him from John of John's Models at one of our Sproo-Doo contests. He was rendered in acrylic paint. Highlights were used as a basecoat and successively darker colors were airbrushed into place. Once the initial colors were laid in, acrylic paint was placed into a wet palette and more layers of nearly transparent paint were worked and blended into numerous shades of color.
I finished up with chalk pastels. The hair was a little bit more difficult but I essentially followed the same sequence.
Vampires in the "Buffy" world were not as gory as vampires are often depicted. Their skin was the skin of the "undead" but there was some color to it which made for some tricky rendering.
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