Re: [F-Costume] Staffordshire Gold Hoard details
- I have been drooling over this horde for weeks! Love it! I'm a gold girl at heart so love finds that are pirmarily in gold.
I think you're right Cat - it's very useful if trying to build items from Rohan LOTR. It's items like these Alan Lee and John Howe used for inspiration!
Fun foam - I've never worked with it - will it hold the indentations? It won't puff back out? Very useful!
Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!
From: Cat Devereaux <CatDevereaux@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:26:05 PM
Subject: [F-Costume] Staffordshire Gold Hoard details
Ok, so this is more historical than fantasy... but can think about
decorations on LOTR or other fantasy armor -- it's not so fantasy after all.
Here's the photo stream from the museum.
http://www.flickr com/photos/ birminghammag/ sets/72157622327 837525/
Lots of pictures of the same items... but for those of you who like to
document costumes or anything else... same techniques apply. Overview
shots, then getting closer. Different angles, different lighting, (and
probably different camera settings). Since they can touch them, little
pieces are also photographed front and back, and w/ ruler.
Just to add some costume trivia with that... remember a technique to
fake this on fun foam:
Print out a pattern on paper, secure on top of fun foam armor. Use a
slightly blunt item (stylus, pen, back end of a pointy comb) to trace
over the lines. Remove the pattern and touch up. Shoe polish can be
rubbed on and buffed off so that the detail shows up from your carvings.
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