Saturday, 31 July 2010

1992 Golden Demon Awards

This was to be the final time I entered Golden Demon, this time at the Birmingham NEC, an even bigger noisier venue!  The piece was finished in about two months and on the whole I was quite happy with it, especially as the competition basing restrictions were even tighter this year in not allowing any overhang of the pre determined base size, so a lot to squeeze in! The sculpting of the gold Minotaur when I look at it now seems very naive by today’s standards or even by the standards in 1992! But on the whole I don’t think it detracts from the piece too much. In the end the piece achieved a bronze demon in the diorama category, although no picture was ever published of it in white Dwarf etc. which was a shame, but there you go and here it is now anyway! This was to be the final piece painted in acrylics for a few years.













5 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful piece of work, Steve. I can see nothing wrong with that statue to be honest. What gold did you use on it? Also, I love the flesh on the minotaurs. What did you use for that - or is it all too long ago to remember?

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    1. A bit of a test on the old grey cells! The gold was some form of very smelly gilding paint as used by picture frame restorers, cellulose based if I remember correctly. Flesh tones were done with Windsor and Newton artist tube acrylics. Thanks for the comments and some lovely Old School stuff on your blog!

      Cheers

      Steve

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    2. Well remembered! Thanks for letting me know, cheers Steve. Was that skin shaded W&N inks as well then? Many thanks for the compliments too. Means a lot to me coming from yourself.

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    3. Thanks Ed, I didn't really use inks a lot at that stage but relied on sepia and burnt umber paint washes, the tube acrylics thinned down nicely so no real need to use inks

      Cheers

      Steve

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    4. I may just give them a go. Thanks again Steve for the advice.

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