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Unmissable Art Issue 1

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE

As you may have seen from our New Releases post earlier in the week, here at Figurementors we’re always trying to give you the best content we can, so we now present Unmissable Art!

So to accompany New Releases, each week we’ll be putting together a selection of inspirational and unmissable art from around the globe. This isn’t just figure painting either, art covers a massive spectrum, and inspiration can come from so many places that we felt including anything that really sparked our interest was the best idea, be it a sculpture, some 2d art or traditional oil painting (along with miniatures too, don’t worry!).

So without further ado on my part, here’s what we’ve been looking at this week!

1: A woman made of candles – AF Vandervorst

This slightly haunting piece is on the older side now, having been created in 2011 by Belgian fashion label A.F. Vandervorst, but recently resurfaced online earlier this year.

Non-permanent art has always fascinated me, the lengths people will go to, to create something which will only last a few days. This example really struck me as something incredible, as the sculpt changes constantly and will never go back to that original form, I only wish there were photos of it in the dark, as the candlelight glowing through the melting sculpture would have been a breathtaking sight.

2: Grommash Hellscream – Bulat Satuchin

Now, I’ve never really been one for playing World of Warcraft (die-hard racing game fan instead) but I really do like the design style they use for their characters, exaggerated proportions and huge weapons are always fun!

This sculpt by Bulat Satuchin (you may know the name from a couple of sculpts for Ouroboros Miniatures ) captures the look of the game while adding in some superbly sculpted realistic detail such as the texture on the axe amongst a great many other things. As a piece of inspiration, I really enjoy it as the various materials used gives an insight into the process behind creating such a great piece.

3: Curtiss P-40 – Unknown 

This diorama of a Curtiss P-40 (either a Kittyhawk or Tomahawk depending on the variant) popped up on my newsfeed during the week and immediately I was drawn to the fantastic use of different scales to give a sense of perspective and distance. The use of clear plastic and paint to create the propeller in motion also adds a considerable amount of movement of the display.

Sadly though I could not find out who the artist is, so if you do know, please let us know so we can properly credit him or her and have a look at more of their work!

4: Death Knight ‘Avenger’ – Sergio Calvo Rubio

You’ve probably all seen this one by now, but as this is all about unmissable art, I just couldn’t leave it out.

Its a Death Knight ‘Avenger’ from Black Sun Miniatures expertly painted in a super shiny NMM finish by Sergio Calvo Rubio , and it’s up there with Kirill Kanaev and Dmitry Fesechko‘s work as some of the best examples of this technique.

NMM is all about painting something that isn’t there (and by that I mean when painting really shiny metal, you’re painting the reflection of the environment distorted onto the armour) which is incredibly hard to do well. The addition of the green and subtle blue tones suggest the edge of a forest on a bright day and lends the miniature a really clean and vibrant feel.

5: Skull Temple – Andrew Palyanov

Unmissable Art

Skull temple – final work

Skull temple process Gif

Andrew Palyanov has created this wonderful piece of digital art with a dark, brooding atmosphere, which should provide plenty of inspiration for the scenery and terrain builders out there! It looks ancient and the composition to lead your eye to the glow in the entrance is great. I particularly like the gif process breakdown which gives you some idea of the work that goes into a high-end piece of art.

I really hope this unmissable art feature is something you’ve enjoyed and want more of!

Steve Cornish

Artist, sculptor and occasional writer.

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