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Bury Christmas

by Alex Castro

“Bury Christmas”, 1/6th scale ¬†from Side Show, painted by Alex Castro. ¬†Private collection of Mr. Scott Pierce

This piece presented a challenge because of the rotted skin effect. For the skin technique I looked at various horror movies and special affects. Skin has various stages of decomposition; with that in mind, I started to evolve my paint palate to mimic the process of decomposition. I worked my way back by first painting him flesh and then gradually saturating the figure with earth tones and greens, but continuing to maintain a resemblance to skin when he was alive. The other challenge was the transition from the grave to the snow. Images and figures like this are more complex and than traditional life subjects.

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