Middleground
Artifacts by Sam Watters
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Lostwater Crest

There are stories we learn, stories we invent, and stories we discover.

The Lostwater crest pays tribute to a heated bachelor's party debate about the origins of the elusive firefish, and provided my first foray into painting 3d printed parts.

Initial sketch

Initial sketch

The story of the drowned prince tells of a youth who lost his life diving for a sunken crown in an icy lake. Saved by the haunting magics of the Lady Deep, he walks the world undead, seeking treasure to plunge back to the depths as tribute to his love.

Vectorized Scan

Vectorized Scan

Rendering a royal brooch

Rendering a royal brooch

The brooch was to be the clasp of a sash in a halloween costume which exactly two people understood.

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Printed!

Printed!

Shapeways' basic material

 The Lostwater words come from an old spellbook

The Lostwater words come from an old spellbook

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After painting and gilding

After painting and gilding

Ready for cosplay!