"GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM" · Space Vignette · April 2015
I'm excited to share pictures my space vignette that won a Gold Sophie and Gold medal in the Diorama category at ReaperCon 2015! Both are Reaper miniatures: "Illyrian Scout" sculpted by Patrick Keith and "Betty, Space Heroine" sculpted by Gene Van Horne. I had a great time with this piece as I attempted (what I call) "mild NMM" on the Illyrian Scout after being inspired by retro-pulp-sci fi comics. (Google "retro pulp sci fi" images and you'll see what I mean). If I could find a time machine, I'd go back and work in more contrast overall, but I'm happy with how they turned out. Reaper is very thorough with their judging criteria and I am incredibly humbled that my vignette was recognized with these awards-- things like this inspire me to keep painting and striving to improve every day!
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