Not Miserable, Now
This is an attempt to bring to life my original first vision of the model ‘call for help’ by the awesomely talented Thorbjørn Barone.

I love the model, for sure, but I admit I saw something else in her, than what Thorbjørn wanted. Thorbjørn created a model that quite literally reaches for help. For me, she was doing sort of the opposite, escaping on her own - escapism in its purest. Floating in nature, relaxed.

Now, I admit, many projects are newer finished and many never see the light of day. This came dangerously close, but I picked it out of the closet the other day as I rewatched Melancholia and the scene with Justine floating in water. This is where the model gets her name - in the movie a deeply depressed lady finds peace in the fact that the world will end. Not miserable is a song by Frightened Rabbit. I hope you see the reference.

Floating in the Forth river, just at peace, and for a brief moment losing the feeling of being deeply and utterly miserable. Beautiful.

The model by the way is made by cheating. Thorbjørn kindly made me a new print where the water level is dragged down. Meaning that all I got is a bit of waist/chest, head, arm/hand a small bit of thigh, and I could reposition any way I felt. Voila, she is floaty.

Normally I would think she is not good enough to post - but she belongs in my portfolio. Impossible to shoot though.

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  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    You’ve done some really great job here, mate. Gold from me.

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you Ivan! :)

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  • Tobias_K_Aasvang

    Great work man!

  • Ivan Hortal A.PLUS

    Fantastic. Gold and editor

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks mate! Honoured!

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    Very Good~! Gold

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Much appreciated!

  • Patrik HurtigPLUS

    I really like the subject matter as well as the depth you have achieved in this new piece. Truly art!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much mate!

  • Tim

    A total master piece
    Gold, favourites and editors

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you Tim. It was just a fun little exersize. But I am humbled to hear your words.

  • Angel C Villalba "KaspareK"

    Preciosas piezas, muy buena ambientación. Oro!!!

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Excellent work my friend!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    I love how you transfered this miniatures into something completly different than you did before!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much, mate. It is all in our hands, right :) big hug to you!

  • Archigrog

    Gold, gold, gold!!!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much :)

  • Flo « FFF » Rochet

    Love how you turn this version!  Gold for sure!