'Harbinger of Decay'


Work: basing, conversion, painting, concept art, art direction
Scale: 28mm. Games Workshop

'Once, there were these stories that told the children to beware of the white ravens. They said, when they come the world will change. Now they are here and decay follows in their wake.'

First time I saw this sculpt by Games Workshop I knew what I wanted to do and did it.
Hope you like it.

Keep on happy painting!

You can follow my work here!
  • Christoph KPLUS

    Sooooo geil

  • Marius "Der Stone "Stein

    Wow it’s so different than I expected. Really lovely colour choice.
    The leaves or guts(?) make it looked like a autumn\decay the theme.
    The transition from green to red are subtile.
    In the last picture is the white balance wrong? Because everything looks so red. Or do my eyes betray me?
    Really nice piece! Thanks Roman for sharing it!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you Marius. Glad you like it and that it transports the vibe I was trying to catch. Yes, you are right with the last picture. Just saw that too. It was just a quick photo with the mobile and I did not check back with color authenticity. Thank you! Changed it.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      At least I tried. The big camera shows the colors and the level of colorful detail much better in the photobooth. Sorry that the last photo is confusing.

  • eric wolfs

    very original work. Vote Gold

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you! I am happy that my creation is original.

  • Daniele "Found" TrovatoPLUS

    Always a true masterpiece. Congrats my dear friend.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you for your kind words my friend!

  • Daniele "Found" TrovatoPLUS

    True Masterpiece my dear friend. GOLD

  • Felix

    reminds me of
    “i am malenia blade of miquella”

    what an excellent job

  • David Powell

    Amazing! I’ve loved all the framed shadowbox pieces you’ve done, but this is my favorite of the bunch. I feel like this is an illustration that popped out of a book. Makes me feel like I’m getting just a peak into a bigger story and I want to keep reading! :)

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you so much for your time to write these kind words. Really happy you like this creation of mine. Arigato!

  • Tim

    As David has said I love all your shadow boxes but this one is really magnificent. The pastel palatte really highlights the grotesqueness of the scene.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Superhappy, Tim. Your comment is really appreciated!

  • girlpainter57

    Great palette, it really give a sense of corruption of things once good turned evil

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Hah! Happy to achieve this with the palette! Thanks!

  • Patricia Sancho

    Agree with David and Tim. My favorite so far. The palette is ❤️. Everything improves with Pink

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot, Patricia! Everything improves with Pink - I will remember that!

  • Richard Cordeiro - WILDSTORMSTUDIO

    Looks positively vile!!! Beautiful world building within a small space!!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you very much! I am super happy that you like it!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Your style is unique my friend !
    That is what I admire the most : story telling enhanced by originality and emotion.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot, Marc. Thank you for your kind compliment!

  • Martin CollierPLUS

    gold great work buddy

  • Nate CooperPLUS

    I love this piece Roman.  One of my favorites of you box dioramas.  The composition is great, as always.  But the palette is so unusual and evocative for me.  It’s soft, and beautiful, and almost gentle in a way when looked at from afar.  Across a room you may think it is a scene of flowers and such.  As you got close are realized how disturbing the scene is, and how it is really about extraordinary decay, it’s super powerful.  Yet somehow you managed to make it feel both delicate and repulsive at the same time.  Every detail on the horse is pleasant, for example, and the longer I stare gets progressively dark and gross :).  It’s a perfect banana e you found to creat beautiful art that is also quite ominous.  Love it

    • Nate CooperPLUS

      It’s a perfect ‘balance’ not banana lol.  A banana would be something entirely different ;-)

  • Jared Clifford "jc_painting101"PLUS

    awesome work! love it

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  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    this box diorama is awesome!

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  • Eugene Dravskikh

    A very unusual and quite powerful work of art. There is some kind of meta-irony…

  • Luis Ugarte

    Spectacular work! Congratulations!

  • Peter (Chilwd)

    wow..love these portret scenes you are doing Roman, think this one is my favorite so far, truly masterful!

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    Exceptional work in all respects! Grandiose!!!

  • Ocarina

    This is one of my favorites. Why? I don’t know. It’s so different I think. The Horse, the Nurglings, its so bittersweet. :D

  • trax_the_trickyPLUS

    It’s really cool but I think the thing that stuns me most is the 3-dimensionality of the falling petals…