Halloween 2012 Paint Competition Diorama Entry thread,
Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:33 PM
Here we see him. The local ogre, Okrung, a friendly and well-loved creature, was buried with honor in the local cemetary after defending the village from an attack by a wicked necromancer's minions on Samhain. His life taken, the necromancer saw a chance to create a new servant. Here we see his footprints leaving magical residue from his recent awakening. His grave blasted apart form his violent upheaval.
Here we see the damage to the cemetery fence from the boulder launched by Okrung's arising from the grave. The fence is destroyed and make of the pieces are wrapping the boulder.
Here is the point from which Olrung emerged from the ground. His tombstone left dangling part-way into the grave itself. Coated in wicked, necromantic energies, the ground is dying and seared.
Here is Okrung's powerful backside. His flesh tainted with death and magic, his club and leather gear coated in ash and dust from the evening's happenings, We can also see the nearby stump with an angry looking grey owl, staring Okrung's desecrated corpse down.
Here we see how Okrung has stuck a human skull from a nearby grave onto his club. His obsession with death is now solidified.
And here is the full scene. The left of Okrung shows us the broken pillar splayed across the ground. Passed the boulder, we see the remaining, standing pillar of the fence with a chunk stuck to it's stone still. Also, we can see the horrendous glow emanating from Okrung's vicious form.
So, just as a point of disclosure, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to explain what I did, so I'll just err on the side of caution.
The stump, owl, fence, pillars, and tombstone were all sculpted by me using air dry clay and an x-acto knife. The base itself is a broken concrete stepping stone. The boulder is a rock I coated in air dry clay and pressed a textured stone into it. I also painted the stepping stone itself. The dirt is made of cinnamon, real dirt, jamaican jerk spice rub, and paint. The grass is dried dill (for the dead grass) and freeze-dried dill for the more living looking grass.
So there you have it. My first ever mini contest entry! It was an absolute blast to make (and it was a two-fer since I made this guy as my group WIP project too!) I'm hoping in a few months, I'll improve to the point of actually being a real contender
Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:19 PM
It's Halloween tonight! Foul creatures roam the graveyard. Their sharp teeth makes no doubt these undead creatures are more than zombies. These feral Ghouls and Ghast are attracted by the stench of death and the smell of decaying flesh. Along the birch trees, they’re looking for carrions and bones to chew on.
Fortunately for the quiet Eastwell hamlet neighbors, Boris brothers came to treat the threat.
Here is the modular diorama I’ve prepared for the Halloween contest. All models can be moved to create different battle scenes. The monsters are 02282 Ghoul Warrior by Bob Ridolfi & 02941 Ghouls and Ghast by Ben Siens. The heroes are 02386 Boris Mingla sculpted by Werner Klocke & 02938 Boris the Evil Fighter by Bobby Jackson converted with a 02899b Death knight shield. I modified his sword to make him hold it upwards and added hair on their bald heads. The tombstone are 03122d & 03274b.
Click on the pictures to see more detailed 800x600 images.
I hope you'll enjoy it, happy Halloween!
Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:07 PM
Every few years, a group of teenagers adventurously decides to go in search of one of the wild pumpkins. If one of those teenagers happens to survive the encounter and the journey back home, they speak of a haunting scarecrow near a Hangman's Tree and a massive guardian with a fist of flame.
**I painted my scene to be more muted so as to mimic a moonlit/night time scene, but I can't seem to get the lighting to assist in that endeavor and feel the lighting is too bright.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:25 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:57 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:25 PM
This year I wanted something that was cute and fun instead of scary or evil.
To be reminiscent of fall I used a section of a fallen tree branch from the yard.
Always good material for me because we have so many...
I sculpted a miniature tree stump with sculpey and baked it.
02870: Familiar Pack VI and the "Evil" Jack in the Box from 02887: Evil Toys set. make up the main figures.
I hope the way I've painted Jack makes him seem fun instead of malevolent!
I went with bright happy colors like Bob Ross and his happy little trees.
Without further nattering here is my entry.
I call it "Pumpkin carving contest."
Two youngsters working on their entry in the Halloween pumpkin carving contest.
A back view (not terribly interesting, but it shows I did paint the back):
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