I recently painted up my Howard S Jack Sparrow lifesize bust.
I had the blank bust since 2009 & finally got the courage to finish it.
It was by far the most difficult bust that I have ever painted/haired.
I used many air brush/dry brush/wash techniques to get realistic skin tones.
I hand laid the hair on the face & modified a wig for his head.
I added the beads/coins which I know are not 100% accurate but I am happy with them.
I plan on adding a custom base with accurate clothes/belts in the future.