I read in James Gurney’s “Imaginative Realism” how he would construct actual models – miniature sets – to aid in lighting and composition. I had done this kind of thing in the past, but part of me always thought it was a little over-indulgent. On his experienced advice I thought I’d give it another shot, but rather than construct something tangible, I modelled and rendered an object digitally. The top image is the (unfinished) project I’m currently working on (of which there’s more to come), and below are the digital rendering and pencil thumbnail. Poignantly enough, this model is what I was working on when I read that H.R.Giger had died from complications resulting from a fall.