Iron Painter Contest – Round 5

The last round of the Iron Painter contest has been completed. Since I was eliminated in round 4, I am just participating in the last round outside of the competition. The theme for this round was “Space Oddity”. After thinking of aliens and spaceships for a while, without any great ideas, I decided to have an alternative interpretation of the theme. Space Oddity made me think of Odd Space, and an ‘odd space’ is an Ames Room. That’s logic, right? I was curious if it is possible to make an Ames Room in such small scale.

It took quite a bit of experimenting to get the shape of the room right. Then the biggest challenge was to take the photos. I was not able to focus close enough with my regular DSLR so I had to use my old point and shoot camera instead. I think the distorted perspective worked out pretty well.

Experimenting with the room

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Since the figures can be different scale, that kind of makes the effect of the ames room less effective, so I decided to use a couple of figures that was obviously of the same size. I also chose figures by Wyrd, since then everyone would know they only come in one size. I ended up getting the ‘nurses’

One of them painted:

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Testing out the effect:

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Painting the other nurse:

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I decided to add another create as well. This is a monster from Reaper that I already had in my stash:

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Painted the monster:

 

 

 

 

 

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Both nurses painted:

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The final images I submitted to the contest.

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