Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Narnia Nook and Eustace the Dragon

Not all of my artistic endeavors are video game related.  

When we first toured the house we now live in, I noticed a space that seemed perfect for a through-the-wardrobe Narnia nook.  At the time, it was only a few bricks knocked out of a wall, apparently in order to direct a refrigerator water line through the space behind it.  It took me a while to widen the small opening in the brick wall into a child-sized door, then chisel off the excess mortar from the back side of the brick wall, and off of the floor where it had dripped and dried.  I painted the whole space with layers of primer to fill in the uneven gaps, and then I started painting.

Here is my original rough concept, painted on a piece of cardboard that folds into four walls and a ceiling.

Lantern Waste, Caer Paravel, The Dawn Treader, and Aslan's Country

It's a tiny space, so it's a bit difficult to photograph, especially with a phone camera.

Very rough brick with lots of gaps

I used my phone's panorama to capture this in a tight space.

Rainbow above the Dawn Treader

The Dawn Treader

The Lion and the Lamb

I might go back and redo this castle; it's pretty basic


Birds of Paradise

Another bird of paradise in Aslan's Country

And flying above the Dawn Treader, Eustace the Dragon, made out of clay with a wire skeleton

The lantern and sky

I used glow paint on the galaxy on the ceiling, and other elements such as the waves and snowy trees and hills.  It's difficult to see in pictures, but the effect is pretty cool when you turn out the light.

A great place to sit and read a book

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