The Norseman is a 1/12th scale miniature doll. He was sculpted by me in ZBrush, 3D printed in resin and meticulously hand painted using acrylic paint.
I've been inspired by Norse mythology lately and wanted to make a faithful depiction of a Viking Warrior. I like my dolls to be as true to life as possible. To achieve this, his skin tone took several layers painted over several days. When I paint, I like to build up a slight skin texture by adding subtle variations of color, skin highlights and shadows for as much realism as possible. He is costumed in traditional Viking pants with a leather overlay. He wears a shoulder armor piece decorated with a skull, a studded belt and boots and wields an axe and flail. He has traditional Viking tattoos that have been faded for realism. His head has been partially shaved as was popular among warriors. His hair is blond suri alpaca mixed with brown silk roving to add golden brown highlights. After the hair was added one lock at a time, it has been braided into multiple braids and tied back with leather string.
The doll stands at 6 1/2 inches tall. The very best materials have been used in making him. His costume has been aged and faded, his armor distressed and his shoes scuffed. His axe and flair have been painted to appear realistic. He stands on his hand-painted base with the help of pegs in the base and holes in his soles of his shoes. One leg has been raised to give his pose movement.
The Norseman is an OOAK piece and will never be duplicated by me. He is signed and dated under his shoulder piece and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The price of this listing includes international shipping by DHL.
I have been an artist for over 20 years, working on different aspects of dollhouse miniatures and fantasy sculptures. My work has appeared in the International Doll Collectors Magazine in Oct/Nov 2006. I live in a tropical paradise called Trivandrum, which is in South India with my husband, daughter and fluffy little Shih Tzu called Sparky who has us all wrapped around his little paw.