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Osmoticmeld is an experiment! It is a collaborative partnership between the renowned artist Ian Miller and myself[John Robertson], and was born of a serendipitous meeting over social media many moons ago.
I must also extend special thanks to both Sebastian Czarnecki and David Pauwels, they have been incredibly generous with their time in giving advice, support and guidance: Seb’s also designed our website and David’s done some fabulous work with his hair sticks!
I've been following these on facebook for what seems like ages as they've been sculpted and am impresses with how close they are to the Ian Miller artwork that inspired them
By Grumpy Cave Bear
A trio of animated snowmen, definitely up for trouble for the holiday season!
Definitely a fun and quick seasonal paint-up. The snowmen are painted up in Reaper Frosty Blue and highlights of Pure White, with Vallejo Azure providing the deep shadows and lining.
The bases are dead simple, using the same colors and some Americana crackle medium for a subtle cracked ice effect.
I really like how the monocle came out on the top hat snowman!
I think of the three, the candy cane carrying snowman is my favorite. His derpy upturned face is visible from anywhere across the table, and the tattered Santa robe came out quite well. My daughter suggested that the end of the candy cane should be spattered with blood effects, but then my wife would never let me put it in a holiday display!
I went back and forth on the color of the hair for the bowler hat snowman. I was going to repaint it black, but tried changing the color in a paint app, and didn’t like it.
I did one last thing to tie the trio together — I gave them matching scarves! My daughter took one look and said: “They’re in a gang!” — she got it!
Happy holidays, everyone!
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