Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Knighthood

Something I've always wanted to build - a Knight.
A Dark Guard.  Six feet tall.

And those three ghostly watercolor-ish photos below...
instant photographs by the talented Bean.
















52 comments:

Goneferal inidaho said...

Ooh, nice work and great photos. The location was perfect.

Jay's Shadow said...

I ABSOLUTELY love this. Love the polaroid shots.

Rot said...

Thanks!

Willow Cove said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! Truly amazing! He's beautiful dude!

Willow Cove said...

Kinda like Excaliber? Huh? Knights rotting in armor are cool....

Steve Ring said...

Wow, that's a heap of awesome! The Blind Dead! Ready to get Medieval on some trick-or-treaters.

Auburn~haired~artist said...

Way Cool !

Rot said...

Thanks, guys!

Countess VonRauber (Heidi) said...

I love this! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

girl6 said...

...!!!!!!

i think you've Perfectly created the
vision, Amando de Ossorio had in mind
when he dreamt of bringing the ghosts of his (Evil) Knights Templar to Life, in "tombs of the blind dead"...
wow..just WOW!!!...

& OH MY GODDESSSS Bean!!!...
your polaroids Perfectly trapped the spirit
of this Otherworldly creature...
you're.....a spider spinning a web with your camera... : D

You & rot are the Most perfect Bookends Evvvverrrrrr....

P.S...
something about this Beauty, vibes on the "headless horseman" for me
as well as the ghosts scene in
John Carpenter's "the fog"...

<3333333333333333

girl6 said...

Ohhhhhh & Carl LOVES the detail in
the hand...AMAZING!!!!...

Wikkedmoon said...

Whoa! For me, this is a whole other kind of scary. Excellent work Rot and Bean.

Rot said...

: )
Thanks so much!

Back in 2007 I built a small tribute to the Blind Dead...LOVE those knights.
http://pumpkinrot.com/images/2007_13.jpg (the one on the right)
Looks silly to me now though : D

And Willow Cove...great reference since I do believe that has never left my mind since I first saw it..the dead kneeling knight from Excalibur. Wow.

Rot said...

Awesome! Glad he likes the hand.
I tried to make the hand look like it was layered with old chainmail.

girl6 said...

dude...
there is Nothing silly about your
earlier version of the blind dead...

heyyyyy...
do you remember, in "tombs of the blind dead", towards the end of the movie, the scene that takes place in the train car...
dead center even, NOT disguised...
you can see a painted, silver oven mitt...Yep!!
aaaahhaahhahahh!!!!...
Hilarious & Very True...

i can't find a pic on online...
so, i'll capture a still from the movie later & link it on here....

You're wayyyyyyyy ahead of the game rot...

Rot said...

HAHA
Nope..have no memory of that!

Willow Cove said...

Yeah, I remember a post you made way back about some sketches of yours of unmade props/themes. You had a sketch of the tree with hanging knights.....things like that stick with me.

Rot said...

That's right!
A scarecrow idea...Knight of the Crows...with remains of a knight..strung to a post.

Willow Cove said...

That's it!

girl6 said...

Ohhhhh Willow Cove...
<3333333333333
you're Good!!!.. :):):)

ShellHawk said...

1) Amazing, as always!
2) Amazing photos by Bean, as always!
and because my mind works this way (with apologies beforehand)
3) Does he want a shrubbery?

;)

Rot said...

Ni!

Colleen said...

Wow Rot! Beautiful work! There's something really creepy about the over head shot at his back.. He's seriously spooky. Awesome!

Johnny said...

Every time I dare to think, "I don't know if he can top that." BAM...topped.

I doff my chapeau.

Mr. Chicken said...

Just splendid, Rot. You are one of few who can really nail a pose, and the details on this guy are excellent. A really beautiful piece.

Scurrilous! said...

Is this the first Bean post of 2013? I think it is ;)
Well done guys.

The Captain said...

Wow! Mr. Chicken said it, nobody gets the pose to be as natural as you do. Kudos sir

Autumnleaf said...

Wow! He is fantastic! Now his horse is the next sculpt, right? Might he have something to do with your 2013 haunt theme?

Rot said...

Thanks : )

As much as I've been toying with having this be a theme this year, I just don't like doing symmetrical pieces. Too orderly.

Hallowaltz said...

Badass. You should make an army of them like in Jason and the Argonauts

wicKED said...

By far one of the coolest damn things I have seen you make! Bravo!

Rot said...

Thanks, guys!

Rania said...

WOW! I made a knight of armor when i was 10 for a class project but it was definitely not this cool :)

girl6 said...

Ok dude..

we grabbed the "silver oven mitt"
clip off of our "tombs of the blind dead" dvd...

aahahhhahahahaaaaaaaaa!!!!...

here ya go...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59724769@N03/8557850791/

Mr Black said...

Every time I think you have made your coolest creation you one up yourself. This is a beautiful work.

Rot said...

The silver glove!
Funniest thing ever!

Pam Morris said...

Truly amazing work--I LOVE this! I'm really into medieval history so this is going to the top of my 'most favorite creations by Rot' list. He is perfectly creepy--STUNNING!

Rot said...

aw hey..thanks, Pam!

EmphaticReprieve said...

So beautiful. What talent! This blog always gives me a sense of comfort. Thank you for that.

K.O. said...

OMG TOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant work! I love his robe, his helmet, his height! It's really cool to see your skills used to create something in this medieval style; you clearly have great range! Perfect "set" for a photo too (with the bridge)...all the shots are incredible!!! :D

Rot said...

Thanks!

That bridge is in a local sculpture park. A really weak one. But the bridge thing was perfect for this. I was hoping for a snow shoot, but not sure if we'll get another snow storm any time soon.



Marrow said...

This. looks. incredible.

Loving the shadowed, skeletal face - something so unmistakably ancient about it. Great posture too. If I didn't know any better, I'd think it was a (very, very tall) guy in a suit.

Or the real deal.
:D

JHMDF said...

Fan friggin tastic!! hehe :)

The Gill-Man said...

ALRIGHT DANG IT! A coffee table book of your creations, as photographed by Bean, MUST HAPPEN!!!!!

Incredible work, as always.

Jayson Nickols said...

So, I get busy and let all my blog reading fall WAY behind and look what I almost miss! Pure genius. Reminds me of a cross between Charon and the knight I would expect to meet guarding the Holy Grail. Nice!

jeff said...

Wow...

How in the blue hell did I miss THIS???

That is beyond cool bro...

I always wondered what a Headless Hessian run amuck, Rot Style...might look like, this might be a hint of that. Very, very cool pose, the tilt of the head, the stoic majesty of the stance...the hands...those hands.

Awesome, awesome.

Rot said...

Thanks!
maybe one day I'll do the hessian. : )

Amy said...

Jesus H Christ...that tops my list of the coolest things I have ever seen.

Rot said...

Thanks! : D

Amy said...

You guys gotta do another shoot in the fall, with some leaves floating through the air!

That thing is unreal. Please tell me he lives in the house.

Rot said...

He's resting in the basement.
We were actually planning on taking him back out in the autumn.

Heather said...

OUTSTANDING! There is no end to your talent! :)