Aurora Monster Model inspired
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Zoungy Kligge
Hi there, is anyone a fan of the James Bama monster art from the 1960s monster kits by Aurora Plastics? I designed this quickly (an hour) in that style, for fun.
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Josh Sunga
Hey @Zoungy Kligge ! Thanks for sharing- this style is awesome! I looked up the artist and tried to implement more of that graphic movie poster feel. I know you only spent an hour on this- but if you'd like to push it further I think the main thing is clarifying the silhouette and figuring out how exactly the cloak would look. There's nothing wrong with soft/lost edges in a painting but one of the main attractions to the Bama art is how clear each monster shows on each page. I did a paintover mainly to create value contrasts and bring out that silhouette! But again, thanks for sharing! There's a lot to learn from those monster kits!
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Zoungy Kligge
PS I should add, Bama based the early box designs on movie production stills. When people were disappointed that the model kit didn't look like the box, they began designing the box image to look like the toy instead
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Zoungy Kligge
Nice! Good observation. Indeed the lost edges were one of my time savers, preventing me from having to figure out how this would translate into a hard plastic object. Including the fire hands... would they be clear plastic? They had a glow plastic series but not a fiber optic lighting type. If I want to take it next level what I'd do is actually sculpt the model from clay, then light, photograph and paint it! Maybe one day. Thanks for taking the time to look, respond, and paint over
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