Sunday, 19 November 2017

Xmas Project

Sorry for not having posted anything new for such a long time. I'm fully booked in my RL job until March 2018. So swamped with work and only a minimum of spare time to be creative.

Even though I'm working on a new diorama (see below), I'm going to enter this mini into the contest I mentioned in my last post, simply because I don't think my new Xmas project will be ready in time.

Here's my brandnew Xmas diorama though. Working title: "Fear not"
(As in Luke 2: 10-11: "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

The three minis are positioned in a way that they form a triangle, a symbol of the Holy Trinity in Christian art. And I tried to put into practice what I learned about the golden ratio at Roman Lappat's basing workshop two years ago.


As you can see on the pics, the background (which will be painted as skarry sky) is not flat. I hope this will add to it looking like an endless horizon (we'll see, I have never tried anything like this before).

As you can see here, the shepherd dropped his lantern in shock. :-)

To make it even more difficult, I'll try to add atmosphere colours to each and every colour I use - it's going to be a night scene with the main light coming from the angel.

In my mind's eye I can see the scene exactly how it should look like ... the question is: Will I be able to get it across with my painting skills?

How do like the concept so far? Any suggestions for improvement or additional ideas?


Shadespyre said...

This looks fantastic already, can't wait to see you put paint on this one :)

Are those all Reaper Bones minis? I don't recognize the angel, but then it's mot something I'd think to buy...

Shadespyre said...

I just found the halfling while hunting for halfling archer minis, so now he's going in my Frostgrave warband! :)