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Boris
16-03-2009, 11:42 PM
Jay managed to snag a book bargain on ebay (1p) for a brand new Fantasy Workshop from the ImagineFX magazine. Lots of lovely inspiration, so I've been looking at some of the artists featured sites.
And came across this:
http://preilly.deviantart.com/art/Into-the-Depths-65405731
and this
http://preilly.deviantart.com/art/Swamp-creature-16405175


I just love this kind of stuff :)

Vern
16-03-2009, 11:52 PM
You should check out http://recreationalconflict.lusagi.com/

http://recreationalconflict.lusagi.com/leadbones/full/hardsuitgreen.jpg

Retro sci-fi/deep sea diver types

Boris
16-03-2009, 11:57 PM
More the mood, colour and lighting for me - but that model certainly looks interesting. A possible diorama piece...

Darklord
17-03-2009, 12:21 AM
that mini rocks

Vern
17-03-2009, 12:26 AM
I did order myself a couple - there pretty nifty (looks more plastic than resin)

Undave
17-03-2009, 02:58 AM
If you like that kind of stuff, my favourite artist in that genre is a guy called Les Edwards (http://www.lesedwards.com/index.php). There were some colour prints of his stuff in one of the old Cthulhu rulebooks and they always used to creep the hell out of me, particularly these two.
http://www.lesedwards.com/main/chiller.jpg
http://www.lesedwards.com/main/croglin_vampire.jpg

That first one gives me the willies just thinking about it. There's nothing overly scary about it, it's just... wrong.

Most of the stuff on his site is book covers but there are some very nice inspiring moody pieces there including lots of lovely Cthulhu gribblyness

ScottRadom
17-03-2009, 03:31 AM
I have five of the big daddy hardsuits down on the counter. they're very cool!

Darklord
17-03-2009, 10:24 AM
that doctor looks german for some reason

Boris
17-03-2009, 02:17 PM
See for me I think the background wall in the first pic would be a really great idea for skin...

I don't want to think too much about it as it is rather creepy. If you've read Gerald's Game you'll know what it reminds me of.

RogerB
17-03-2009, 03:07 PM
It was probably painted in just such a way Boris. That picture is in a book I have. The Encyclopaedia of antasy and Science Fiction Art Techniques. of course, this was over 10 years ago so a lot more digital techniques are around. Still, a cracking good book.

EDIT: received issue 13 of Game forces magazine in the post today, the one with the coverage of last year's World Expo. Nice!

Undave
17-03-2009, 04:45 PM
Yeah I think part of what's so didsturbing about the painting is that many of the textures look more like skin than his own does, even the rubber gloves he's putting on *shudder*

RogerB
17-03-2009, 07:43 PM
Yep, it's like he's peeled off the outer layer of skin to reveal the more raw pink new skin underneath.

Boris
17-03-2009, 08:51 PM
clearly not stephen king readers!

RogerB
17-03-2009, 08:59 PM
Nope, never read a Stephen King novel.

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 09:00 PM
Read a couple of his fantasy stuff - not bad, but cant do horror

Boris
17-03-2009, 09:10 PM
I don't do horror either - I started by reader his Dark Tower series, then read some other stuff.
The Stand is one of my fav ever books.

I've not read loads - but nothing has been slasher nasty yet, but then I've deliberately avoided things that might be - as I don't like that kind of thing.

EldinTux
17-03-2009, 09:16 PM
I read Dragons Eyes, started the Dark Tower (but left it at the ex's house when I left) and one he did with Straub

Boris
17-03-2009, 09:20 PM
I managed to get the Dark Tower set this year from a second hand store, and ebay - very happy to have it all.
Wizard and Glass (book 4 I think) is awesome. It's 80% back story, the stuff they seem to have started the graphic novel version with, and it's all western and very, very cool - and with some creepy bits and lots of suspense thrown in.
The very end is a bit of a shame, but not the end of the back story - that has a top ending.
The rest of the series goes a bit weird after that - but hey, the guy wrote it over a period of 30 years with no sense of what was going to happen next. And it's a fun ride.

waghorn41
17-03-2009, 10:18 PM
Stephen King + horror = a damn good read

wiccanpony
17-03-2009, 11:48 PM
Just curious, does anyone else own an Amazon Kindle?