Sunday 25 May 2014

M North 2

Based on her painting about the Silver mountain at Tegoro, Sarawak, I have cut out some outlines to represent the mountain and foliage. The base has also been glued in.

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Marianne North

I have been quite busy doing other 3-D modelling so this blog has been quiet for a while. However, I have been reading this delightful book about Marianne North (A Vision of Eden) and it features many of her great paintings now housed in the Kew Gardens. A short sentence taken from Wikipedia about her:

Marianne North (24 October 1830 – 30 August 1890) was a prolific English Victorian biologist and botanical artist, notable for her plant and landscape paintings.

She travelled extensively and had also visited Borneo twice. As Borneo is home to the Orang-utans,  I am planning to do a jungle scene featuring one of her paintings as the backdrop and incorporating the orang-utan figures. 

  This great looking scene featuring the Silver Mountain, Sarawak, Borneo

 Typical flora 

 Typical Mangrove


 Flower paintings

The backdrop with the middle extension being plastered over

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Intl Flat Figure Soc figure

I got this lovely little piece in the post. It comes with joining the above. Not bad, eh? 30mm Hamlet
My photographic skills seem to have improved somewhat.

                                              Hamlet: You should have joined the IFFS.
                                                 Skull: Stick to the script...

Sunday 4 May 2014

Background resizing

I had initially made this background a little too small to fit the box-case. To rectify this, I decided to cut through the centre and add an adjoining mid-section. This resized background will now be treated with putty and gesso. I probably will use this for a jungle scene.