Halloween Project 2021: Sunderbrand Beast Ganthrios








 Happy Halloween!


The year's project is a mache miniature sculpture representing the Sundered Idol. Check out the spotlight video here:


Unfortunately the construction and skin phase footage of for this project was lost. I had an archive with images from my old phone but I couldn't find them when I was putting this project together. As a result, the spotlight video includes some recently-taken still shots along with a video highlighting the piece.

I created this sculpture using the same mache techniques as my other pieces. The main body and frame was constructed using paper, masking tape and papier mache pieces. After getting the body and limbs attached, I added the round glass stones, clay spikes/horns, and eyes. The final part of the pre-paint process was the application of skin. I used torn up sheets soaked in white glue as usual but due to the smaller model size, I had to work with much smaller cloth bits. That was a bit of a challenge. Finally, after the skin was completely dry, I painted Ganthrios using latex paint and applied a blackwash layer once the first coat had dried.

Overall, this was a fun project to work on. The miniatures are definitely a different scale than some of my larger sculptures or wearables. I have a couple others that are in development and hope to post them in the future. For now, this entry is going to bridge the lore gap and lead into the next chapter of the Summoner's story. Once I have the next pieces done, I'll be posing some prologue lore articles that will kick the chapter off.

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Halloween Project Prologue: The Search for the Sundered Idol





Halloween is upon us once again and it's time to look at a short piece of lore for this year's project! I'm trying out something different this year to break up the past few wearable pieces. This year's Halloween piece is going to be a miniature sculpture that connects to the Faceless Summoner's lore. In fact, this entry is going to tie into the next major chapter of the Summoner's travels. Here's the prologue to the piece which should get posted tomorrow.


The Search For the Sundered Idol

 My travels with the Faceless Summoner took is across the realm to places I never dreamed of. The mysterious wanderer always moved with purpose, seldom talking but always watchful. After acquiring the Soulsealer Aegis and leaving it with some allies in one of the remote kingdoms, our travels directed us south. Another vast mountain range bordered with desolate sandy wastes was to be our target. I asked my companion of our goal in this bleak place and was met with a single response:

“We seek the Sundered Idol.”

I remember hearing tales of this artifact whispered among the elders of our village. Legends tell of a powerful creature that walked the realm centuries ago. An ancient beast said to be born from the molten depths, it knew no master and simply wandered about aimlessly. It was said that this creature brought fiery wrath upon those that angered it but it was never confirmed whether it was good or evil. Still, with such uncontrolled power roaming the lands, a collective of mages managed to seal its spirit in a stone idol. Records of the relic’s location were lost to time, the mages having died out long ago. It must be the target of the Summoner. What sort of terrifying power will we find? Will my companion be able to control it?


 That's it for the short intro lore piece. The rest will be posted tomorrow!



Mid-summer Updates




Happy Summer!

I know things have been a bit slow as far as updates here on the studio's main site but things have still been busy behind the scenes! Weekly design streams and frequently uploads on my Youtube channel have continued with little disruptions. I've been trying to keep up the recording sessions for the ongoing Hollow Knight LP. The latest section of footage is done and is being edited now. That series is going to continue until I reach the end of the main game. I'm considering switching to a different game after that just to mix things up before getting into Hollow Knight's DLC. The LP itself will be one of the longer ones on the channel.

Store updates will be coming soon as well. I'm working on a large update to the store content that's going to include a large section of the Draconic Council designs. I think the dragon face and full renders would adapt well to the product layouts on Redbubble but I want to do the update in one set of uploads. I'll probably post a Twitter update when that happens.

That should do it for the studio updates so far. I have begun some concept development on this year's Halloween project as well. I'm hoping to start work on it a bit earlier so I can devote more time to lore writing. Once things are underway, there will be updates here on the main page.

Thanks for stopping by!


Pre-spring Update




I know updates have been somewhat sparse here on the main site. Despite the lack of updates, I have been busy working on things in the background. One thing I started earlier this year is the series of Tier List videos. The latest series has been focusing on Monster Hunter monsters and you can find the first episode here:

I've also started working on a new Let's Play featuring the popular indie game, Hollow Knight! It's been an interesting look so far and you can find the first episode here:

That should do it for the Youtube-related content updates. I have been working on some papier mache-related things but I don't know when they're going to be done. It's a mix of smaller sculptures like the Christmas project in addition to some larger pieces and masks. There will be some lore written around those pieces and I'll be posting those here.

Thanks for stopping by!