Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Oasis of Desolation - Terrain Piece

I fully intended to get this done for the recent Trash Bash Competition at Roebeast's Magical House of Sunshine, but all sorts of stuff got in the way of painting time. But I vowed to get it completed and now it is.

The theme of the contest was medication containers- so I chose to use some Farxiga pill bottles. I've been thinking about doing this sort of thing for a long time but the contest was the spark that made me actually put the pieces together. The base is a thick textured plastic cutting board from the Dollar Tree (it was originally shaped like a lemon, but I slightly reshaped it so it wasn't so symmetrical).

Some Gesso medium was used to texture up the pill bottle pillars so that they didn't look quite so pill bottle-y. If I were to do this again I would spend more time on the texturing to make it look more natural- but it's supposed to be an unnerving place of ancient evil, so the texturing as it is works fine.

The oasis itself is made of some unthinned clear sealer with layers of progressively lighter blue paint. Then there were 2 layers of thinned gloss sealer on the top.

And here is the Oasis of Desolation being defended by Tebbi the Archer and Blackclaw (you can see their stalled adventures HERE) against a Nekharu warband. Tebbi and Blackclaw are in the employ of Sekhiesha the Scorpion Sorceress in this scenario...