Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Good Artists Copy...

One of the phrases often used by artists to discuss the creative process is  "good artists copy, great artists steal." On my personal quest to expand my artistic horizons from LEGO to larger action figures, I am still in the process of figuring out techniques and styles.  As a  result I can't honestly say I am great at it - so I decided to go with the copy route.

Recently I obtained a 1/4 scale Deadpool action figure, and have been working on getting some ideas for how to shoot it.  In search of inspiration I went spelunking thru a Google Image search and came across a promo poster from Comic Con for the movie Deadpool 2.

I decided to recreate it.  This is the result:
It is interesting to shoot larger figures. I have been shooting LEGO figures for so long that it is refreshing to be able to treat my subject more like traditional photography - including using studio lights, soft boxes, and backdrops.

Scale is still an issue tho as I had to make due with whatever stuffed animals were in my daughters toy box.  As a result I had to composite in the bear to get the scale at a proper scale (in real life the bear is almost the same size as Deadpool).

Oh, if you are wondering about the original, it looked like this:

So thus ends my second foray into shooting action figures.  I think things are going well, even if I do say so myself.  Don't you agree?