Tuesday, July 1, 2014

From 2D to 3D...another dimension!


After I showed you guys the sketches of the miniatures, and the drawings that I had hoped to turn into miniatures someday, I thought you might have fun with this.

The miniature is from Dark Sword, and it is based on the Larry Elmore Raven Stone artwork.  Both painting and miniature are very cool!


I set about with my sculpey and my landscaping rocks to create the diorama.


I pressed my rocks into the unbaked sculpey, which gave me some fantastic texture!


It was a little difficult to translate the rocks perfectly to the image... and I had to figure out what the back might look like!  Remember how I said that in 2D, I never had to worry about such matters. :-)


I loved the sloping angles of the rocks... and creating the fire as well!


I enjoyed the story of this piece very much.  A wonderful vignette.


I carved the runes into the stone, and placed all the rocks together once they were baked.


I have some close up shots of the diorama coming, as well as individual pictures of the miniature itself, so stay tuned!!!!


15 comments:

  1. An excellent piece of art, James !
    Simply awesome.

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  2. Just a work to say you : congrats, this is a beautiful, inspired work, love it!

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  3. Easily my favourate Elmore piece and your model certainly does it justice. Very nice.

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    1. Glad you liked it! There were a few other Elmore art images that I rendered in this way.

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    1. Thanks! I am hoping to try something like this with other Dark Sword figs... or the Game of Thrones minis...

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    1. It's so neat to be able to look back at these old images and check it out. I still wish I had this around, however! :-(

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  6. Thanks for the kind words... much appreciated!!!

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  7. The figure is great painted, and base, this is just absolutely perfect. Better than in the Larry Elmore painting. Amazing work indeed...

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    1. Thanks! I managed to find another one of the Raven miniatures, so I definitely have to make this diorama again! :-)

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  8. Again? As the same rocks? He wants an alternative base but equally spectacular, epic and amazing!

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