My weird cult priest is finished! Two weeks on this mini, equal parts difficulty and fun. I’m happy with the result, especially as I approached this as a learning project as much as a display model.
My goal was to balance intimate warm fire light with cold moonlight, with a touch of magic thrown in for fun.
The model was interestingly complex for the light scheme I intended. This idea came to me a long time ago, and I felt the time had come to attempt it.
I tried to balance light intensity across the model. So, for instance, the right hand is not as bright as the face, though it provides a primary focal point by standing out amid the surrounding darkness.
For the scroll I did some simple free hands that might call to mind genetic engineering and immortality. I mean, isn’t that what cults usually get up to? I weathered the vellum with a sort of washy watercolor technique.
There are a lot of interesting angles on this fellow. Why not enjoy some more?
I hope you enjoy this creepy guy. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.