DESIGN STUDIO

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Last Angel is a conceptual design for the fictional character Sigmus Aurelian and his kingdom; Thandor.
 
Last Angel has been developed over three years and has received numerous awards including Top in The Country (New Zealand) for Cambridge University's International Examinations, Outstanding Scholarships by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, as well as consideration for Victoria University's Creativity Scholarship.
Last Angel is highly unique in its design approach in its deep embedding of cultural motifs generated from a thoroughly established background. Each concept of Sigmus and the Thandorian soldiers has a distinct genesis point and development in relation to their origin (space, time, and culture), making them reach a level of realism and detail that is unprecedented save for the best of medieval fantasy franchises.
This above model was almost entirely hand sculpted and painted.
 
The inner skeleton was constructed from wire and 3D printed muscle shells. The base was mostly made from a base manufactured by Games Workshop, however it had to be altered heavily to fit the model. Some skulls and motifs were premade. All remaining components were sculpted from epoxy clay "magic sculpt", kneadatite "green stuff", or constructed from plastic styrene sheets. Over three dozen paints were used across 4 mediums; acrylic, oil (spirit and wash), areosol, and metallic (alcohol based pigment).
Below is the documented process.