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Smile for the Camera by enc86 Smile for the Camera by enc86
So my camera has been having some major issues as of late. so after some profanity and light violence, I got it working again but needed to test its capabilities. So i did a little photo shoot with my recent diorama base and a figurine. thought this shot was kinda neat and decided to share.
no real story behind this but it does kinda look like someone shouted "smile you smug s.o.b"
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:iconjezmarie:
jezmarie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your models are very nice!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thank you very much!
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ARRD-ART Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
thanks man!
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:iconominako:
Ominako Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo dont usuelly like those types but this one is so well done i have no choice but to like it ^^!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
well thank you.
he was a very fun to paint and this shot was pretty much by accident
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:iconboias:
Boias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is perfect....! again detailed to a max !
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
thank you very much! it was a fun project and this was just a little photo test that came out pretty nice.
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:iconboias:
Boias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
HI... (enc86) is has good lighting , you buy the props or you make them ?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
yea the lighting can be tricky but over the course of a year(i have only been taking photographs of my work for a year) i have got much better at it. in this shot i made the boards for the windows and the propaganda posters from scratch. everything else came from different things but still had to be painted/weathered.
some props are from kit/sets and some are stuff i make myself. in the last few months i have been making more and more of the details myself.
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Boias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Its realy cool...My camera is a bit old , have only 10 megapix , ive broke the screen , fell down flat screen first.
but still takes pictures in landscape mode ...i must buy another !
( weathered ) i was looking for that word.. lol. you are master in it !
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
my camera is not the best ether, it had a nasty "lens error" a few months back and has never been the same.
thank you, i am pretty good at weathering but by no means a master.
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:iconboias:
Boias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
for what i see you re very good at weathering !
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
yea its one of my favorite parts of a project. its less about technique and more about style or artistic eye.
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Destroid666 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
this is fantastic mate!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
thanks dude! this was just a little test shot, but came out rather nice. and one of my better figurines.
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Batced Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great pic, although if I could have offered any suggestions, maybe you could have zoomed in a bit more to really make it realistic looking. Otherwise fantastic
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
thanks dude! here is one zoomed a little closer [link] think any closer and it really wouldn't look too great, the way i paint them they look good from a certain distance then crap lol.
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pavalo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really something. Actually made me think of real war photography where soldiers are standing smiling amidst all the horrors of a battlefield. A bit surrealistic and alienating.

Now I haven't yet looked closely to your other diorama's but I noticed something in this particular photo, or is actually missing in my view. It is a bit clean alltogether. Meaning that in war time sceneries like these,in my memory, should look more dirty, covered in soot and smoke. (curb and gutter look like sh*t in my area even when there no war going on here ;) )The gloss kind of contradicts the obvious damage to the house and door. Hope you see what I mean. Otherwise I like very much what you did, it's not your standard image, it's even funny in a way and he detailing and dimensions are perfect. I was wondering if you made parts here yourself or do they come in kits? Ah I see a tutorial gallery, I ll go overthere for the FAQ's, sorry!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
thanks man, i was going for surrealistic. glad you liked it!

yea i totally get what your saying, and on most of my stuff it is something that i have not been able to accomplish yet. sometimes its just trying to finish up a project or lack of pastels, but most of my stuff has that UN-even,gloss, not quite reality look. its defiantly something i have seen myself in my work, and know its something i have to work on. i started making dioramas/military stuff about feb of this year(2012) and going into 2013 is on my list of things to get better at. the one good thing is most of my stuff is weird so that surreal/UN-natural look doesn't detract too much sometimes. most people dont notice the rocks are weird colored and glossy, when Hitler is jumping a shark. or the ground cover is not of scale and odd, when a tank is running a guy over.
as for stuff i build/add, a lot of stuff comes from kits tho smaller details and such i do make on my own. cigarettes, propaganda posters ect i craft myself. hopefully in the new years ill get more into scatchbuilding. and going into the new year i have alot more tutorials planed as well.

anyways thanks again for the wonderful comment and criticism, i really appreciate it. its always good to hear from someone about what they noticed, helps me see things in a different light.
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:iconpavalo:
pavalo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, since you've only started recently, I can only be more impressed with your work. I saw later on some other diorama's and I like them very much, the absurdity is funny and original. I'm a big fan of the absurdistic, be it serious or funny.
I may have another idea for you but it takes a lot of time, planning and it should of course be something you would like to do anyway. My son, 10 years of age, uses his nintendo 3ds to make funny little stopmotion films. I think that your diorama's triggers the storyteller in me because they form an excellent starting point to write little scenario's around.
Maybe this is something you could venture when you like the idea. Making little stopmotion movies...
But I do like the dioarama's as they are and are curious to what they will develop in, in future times. I'll be checking in from time to time. Have a nice Christmas with your family. Untill later times;)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
well thank you again, for the kind words.
its has been suggested before that i try my hand at stop motion, and while the idea really interests me, for now i dont have the time or set-up for it. but hey i am a young man and will most likely get around to it at some point. what i love about building my dioramas is coming up with the back story and characters in my head while i build. its a stress reliever to not only build, but to come up with weird worlds and scenarios.
thank you again, in 2013 i will be trying some new things and try to tech my self some new techniques, so hopefully my overall quality will improve. look forward to chatting with you again at some point! have a great holiday!
-Shawn.
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:iconpavalo:
pavalo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
good luck then with all those plans, I'm sure progress will be swift!
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:iconnightraven1:
NightRaven1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
saw all your figure works AMAZING JOB m8 ;)
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
wow, thanks dude! coming from you that means alot.
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NightRaven1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i really enjoyed it and with your permission i saved them in my PC
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
wow, yea go for it. surprised you liked them that much. i am pretty new to figurines( first was in march i think) not really doing to much special to them, just washes.
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NightRaven1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
join us in Scalemates.com
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andrew-comer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
niiiicccceee
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
thanks dude, just messing around with the camera and my diorama
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome. I have those same posters, although you did a much better job of weathering them.I usually rip them a bit, as you did, but how did yours get all dull colored? Mine are still sorta shiny.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
cool dude, mine look that way because i use black/brown pastels on them. grim's them up a bit
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah ok yeah, they look better when they look bad...lol
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
yea! i will crumple them up as well, i mean i have a few that i did up, and these are the ones that came out/ looked the best
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool good job
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks dude
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep!
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Chiknhart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Breaking News:

Lone Nazi overcomes Allied forces through overwhelming smugness. More on this story at ten.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
hahah i almost spilled my coffee. thats a good one.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That MP40 is badass XDD this is all very detailed lad ^^
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
thanks man
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3
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zelaznostopy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, the smiling nazi is awesome :) Did you think about adding a Kilroy on the wall somewhere behind him? :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
ahhh that would be cool! but once the tiger is in place, most of this wall will be covered, i will try to remember on the next one, cause thats a great idea!
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
He looks like odo!!!!!!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
lol totally dude! i have been staring at his mug and being like where do i know you from little man.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
hah! i just recently-ish finished those...
like you said could have been better in the end, but over all it was good!!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
yea totally!
while i like the captain and plots of next gen better, i liked the politics and characters of ds9 better.

tho one thing has always bothered me.. the defiant is spost to be soooo badass but every time sisko takes it out it gets f-uped. but i guess thats star trek for you.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
pretty much!
same with the enterprise!
course the defiant is smaller :)
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
lol yea, man the defiant looked soo pimp. first time that thing got reveled i drooled everywhere. but i was much younger then and had little control over my nerd impulses.
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