Heroic Scale Test Shot
Hooray, progress! So I’ve been working on getting the models painted for Heroic Scale (my upcoming photobook) and I’ve hit the point where I really need to work on something else for a little bit. I’ve painted so many elves, orcs, dwarves, and skeletons that I’m starting to see them in my sleep. “Paint us, Dave! You have a deadline! May 1st! May 1st!” And then I wake up in a cold sweat and go paint a few more models.
What I’ve got today is a test shot. Just a quick mockup to make sure the whole thing is going to work the way I want it to before I get stuck in with the actual photography. My goal is to tell a story with each image and have each image link together to tell a longer narrative. One very important thing that doing test shots will do is help me see if my paintjobs stand up to scrutiny. Originally I had asked two good friends to help me paint, but real life got in the way and our schedules never lined up, so it’s on me to make them look presentable.
Here in this shot, I’ve placed Lorielle Silverrain against a Bloodseeker Vampire in a ruined cathedral at sunset. You know, just to see what they would do.
They’re both way braver than I would be in their situation…
Did I jump the wrong way?