After 25 months, the time has come: my Diorama is finished.
For a very long time I wanted to implement the DOOM cover (first game) as a diorama. And also something similar to Roman Lappat's great "Last Light" in a smaller version.
When I started the diorama, I just wanted to use stuff I already had, so the Space Wolve got it against the demons. Otherwise, it has nothing to do with 40K at all. Likewise, I wanted to take it easy. That's why I only slightly modified the demons. But anyway, I have built about a dozen, and only two completely out of the sprue.
Very helpful was that I was pretty much at the beginning of the diorama again on Roman's beginner's workshop. I used that to learn to paint white and black. He was able to give me valuable tips for the entire color scheme. My goal was to create a dark, bleak mood. Therefore, there is not so much variance in base and demons. Unfortunately, I can not find my inspirational pictures any more - so you just have to believe that I managed the mood I wanted pretty well. : Wink:
From Roman came the idea with the nylon threads on the swords. I think that's really great, so it comes again extremely dynamic in the diorama. And I could visualize the movement as in a comic.
The hobby butterfly in me was then responsible for a longer break. And the really good tip from the painting forum, that I should better fill the gap on the skulls of the demons, has brought the project to a standstill. But last year I decided to finish the project. There are supposed to be people who feel really comfortable surrounded by WIPs - I'm not one of them.
Very, very important to me was the composition of the diorama. Since I have made in advance a lot of thoughts about it: where are priorities, how do I lead the view of the beholder, how do I bring in pure dynamics, etc. Even towards the end, I had for each demon approximately an hour thinking and trying until I was satisfied with its position.
When I finished it, I was really happy with the result. You always have such an idea and then do not know how it actually gets. Here I had more of a feeling, or a mood that I wanted to implement. And I think I achieved it pretty well.
So, now enough text, here comes what you are all keen on: the pictures!
Finally, the question remains, if I want feedback. I'm not sure. I am always happy to receive helpful comments and tips. At the same time, I got a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do and what I did not want to do about the creative process. What does not help me is a comment that e.g. orange to the blue would look great: I know that, but makes a very different mood. :whistling:
What I am looking forward to are your thoughts on mood, composition etc. especially with your thoughts on theory - I like to learn. And I also like to answer questions. : Up:
And if you do not know what to write: Praise is always welcome.