Step by Step: A Night at the Scriptorium
Scale: 40mm. Sculptor: Markus Eckmann. Painter and Box: Benedikt Widmann and Markus Eckmann.
Materials: Aves Apoxie Sculpt, Plastic Sheet, Wooden Box, Picture Frame, LED lights.
Inspired by Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose,” I wanted to create a boxed diorama, showing a scenery in the Scriptorium. The special target was to create a night scenery.
Step 1: At first I sculpted the figures; pictures 1 to 10 show the figures without any additions.
Step 2: The furniture, pictures 11-21.
Step 3: The basic scenery: The monks with the needed furniture; pictures 22-35.
Step 4: Creating the basic columns, pictures 36-37. A stylesheet was to create the basic shape.
Step 5: A nosy monk was sculpted. He finally will be placed behind a column; pictures 38-42.
Step 6: The final sculpted columns and the nosy monk; pictures 43-49.
Step 7: The completed scenery; pictures 50-55.
Step 8: The basic box, with a test background; pictures 56-57.
Final: The complete and lighted box. In the front of the box and behind the columns I fixed LED strips. The LED have been “blued” a little bit with oil colors.