“KADEN” was inspired by Frazetta’s “Conan the Barbarian” series of paintings. I was particularly drawn to the painterly quality in Frazetta’s work and his use of colour and form. His work is very solid and grounded. The figures feel like they are made of dense muscle and carry a sense of power. I wanted to create a character in a similar fashion that embodied many of these qualities that I was inspired when looking at Frazetta’s work. I purposely kept the modeling precise but left the surface slightely loose and painterly in order to capture light in a similar fashion to Frazetta’s work. I also chose a solid, subtle and confident warrior stance; gazing into the distance ready for the adventures that lay ahead. I used an earthy colour palette while incorporating various shades of violet and green into the flesh tones atempting to capture the feel of Frazetta's pieces giving it a more dynamic appearance overall. The figure is 24” H and is cast in polyurethane Resin.