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Lament Configuration - Side A by DerekProspero Lament Configuration - Side A by DerekProspero
I've always nursed a secret love affair with geometry. This is one of three faces to the Lament Configuration, a puzzle box featured in Clive Barker's Hellraiser stories. Doing it digitally would have been cleaner and easier, but I wanted to create the feeling of something that was hand-crafted in an antique style. Pencil, ruler, ink, with a rust texture painted in Photoshop at the end.

Here's the [link] to the steps involved.
Here's the [link] to Side B

Note: This is not my original design. According to lore, it's the cult-inspired design of French architect Philip LeMarchand. I'm suspect, however, that the whole story is a fabrication derivative of Barker's Hellraiser mythos. I just discovered a gallery in New York that makes museum-quality replicas (and really cool variations) of the forbidden boxes. [link]
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Deckard666 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Unbelieveable. Will you do the 3rd design as well? It would make a great papercraft model :D
Alwisw Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Amazing! O_O
Dakanavar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Nice work, the texturing is superb! :aww:

Yeah, the design origins are Barker's fabrication - he has this fascinating calligraphic style of doodling, and that's where the puzzlebox's decorative work comes from. If you watch a film called The Forbidden ([link] - a black and white 8mm film Clive made a long time ago) there is footage of his hand actually painting out these same designs freestyle. From memory, it's meant to be angels tattooing the flesh of a man (a precuirsor to the boy at the opening and closing of the Books of Blood short stories, and also Onakha from the Nightbreed film).
MissVanillia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Hmm this one would do a very good packaging for a CD; I would like to do the CD that goes with it ;)
m0reninha Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
wow how did you do this? i think it's awesome because i love geometry. :nod:
Patineitor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
Looks awesome, perfect as geometry :D
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