Presented in alphabetical order, here is the full list of entries for the first Arcane Brush Painting Competition!
We were super impressed with the effort each and every entry put in. It became clear early on that it wasn’t just going to be about the painting but also the modeling and printing that goes into the creation of a model. It’s truly humbling and inspiring seeing all the talent and care put into the various entries and hope it inspires others to pick up a brush!
Check out the full write-up of the winning entries direct from the judges here.
The Arcane Brush will run again in 2022 so keep your eyes out!
If you’d like any feedback on your entry please get in touch, we’d love to chat about all the different entries.
Tree Rex by Ben Layton
Hagglethorn Hollow by Charles Elgin & James Jines
Charles and James have gone to town on their Hagglethorn Hollow, the bright rooftops really pop!
Hagglethorn Tower by Christian Camacho
Christian has gone to town on the details here, the roof tiles and brickwork in particular are really nice
Ruined Wizard’s Tower by Daniel De Aguiar
A restrained color palette gives atmosphere to the ruination of this piece by Daniel
Goblin Tower by Dave Blenkley
Did we mention it was floating?! A very cool customization by Dave
Canyon Rocks and Adobe Huts by Gareth Bottomley
The color fade on those rocks is amazing! What a great set to play games on!
Hallowed Graveyard and Mausoleums by Henrik Johnsson
Excellent use of textures on this entry make it a joy to look at, and to play on!
Winterdale Docks by Ian Rowe
Wow! What a display by Ian! Look no further if you need inspiration for any colonial/pirate settings, excellent work!
Ruined Sorceror’s Tower by Jaroslav Mánek
The red roof tiles really pop bringing this sculpt to life and highlights the details really nicely
The Manor Inn – by Jeremy Gard
The intricate details that have gone into this piece won Jeremy a well deserved 3rd place
The Manor Inn by John Fallara
John has gone to town on his Manor Inn, he’s got a very lucky gaming group!
Hagglethorn Tower, Cottage and Tree Creatures by John Ledbetter
John chose the perfect environment to display his Hagglethorn Hollow pieces. The stonework on the Tower is especially nice
Hagglethorn Hollow by Jonathan Dewson
Talk about atmosphere! Its awesome to see Hagglethorn Hollow in a different light
Hagglethorn Ancient Ruins & Gloomwood Trees by Jordan Forsythe
Epic scene for an encounter here, great use of foliage makes the scenery shine.
Burgomeister’s Office by Kay Prins
Kay’s use of a more muted palette gives the Shadowfey Ruins an amazing aged look that suits them perfectly
Winterdale Blacksmith by Matt James
We had to do a double-take to make sure this wasn’t CGI! Great photography and painting by Matt
Magic Mushroom Cluster by Michael Stivers
Excellent color choices really make these mushrooms pop!
The Tavern by Mike McCreery
15 stories tall with a fully painted interior, easily one of the most impressive uses of OpenLOCK tiles you’re likely to see. What an effort!
Tree Creatures by Mike Toth
Mike’s used foliage really well on his Tree Creatures to bring them to life
Witch’s Hovel and Tree Creatures by Nikole Courtney
Excellent color choices, paintwork and composition got Nikole over the line in 1st place, well done Nikole!
Perfectly Normal House & Mimic House by Robert Genovese
Robert’s picked some great sets from the Shadowfey for his entry, I know which one building I’d choose to stay in!
Winterdale – Scott Holcomb
Scott has amassed an impressive collection of buildings for his gaming table, my money is on the Elves to win!
Feywild Bower by Storm Hajnal
Super atmospheric and showing the versatility of 3D printing earned Storm a close-fought 2nd place.
Ruined Bell Tower & Sept by Stuart Fields
Stuart has worked so much color but in a disciplined way to really make the Bell Tower & Sept sing, beautiful work!
Elven & Grotto Terrain by Timothy Reese
Wonderful photography here sets a really cool tone for some gaming
Wizard’s Tower by Tyson Koch
A great scene with moody lighting highlights some great painting and modeling
William Remig – The Town of Avers
Last and by no means least, this entry was Matt’s personal favorite. Imagine all that printing! Well done William
If one of these entries is yours and you’d like more feedback get in touch with us at [email protected] otherwise leave a comment below and share it around!