King James Version (KJV)


King's palace pillar

Posted by Marius Oberholster on Thursday, January 14, 2016
Hey all!

Whooh! What a piece of work, but so glad it's done and to a high level of detail - hopefully not too high, hahaha.

Okay, so with every progress shot, we can discuss the process:

The first challenge was getting the interlocking pattern correct. I thought I could do it in one go
and I believe you can, but simply duplicating and rotating the same shape a bit, gave exactly the pattern I
needed for the foot or base of the pillar -  GOD's idea, not mine!

The bulls were a bit of an issue for me. Still kinda is, because it's almost like setting up an idol.
Not because I want to, but because it was part of their culture and what they did. Now I'm not 100% on
what the bulls mean, but it really doesn't matter for historical accuracy, haha.
Not that this is some sort of class project that I'm getting graded on - it's a command from GOD. Because of that, I had an issue with adding them, but later I felt okay about it, since this is more a background thing and nowhere in Esther 6 is anyone doing any active idol worship, so GOD gives me space to get over it, but one thing I did not have peace about was adding the bulls as I have them in a reference - because they looked possessed and demonic (which idol worship is - 1 Corinthians 10:20 - , but I don't want to scare people with this, hahaha).

Added back using the recover auto-save feature after removing them the first time.

Using Inkscape I made the flower carvings as images and just used minimal color influence and mostly
Normal influence. The Box filter under sampling helped soften them a bit.

Close-up of the finished section stacked

Total view of the whole pillar and wow, was it a lot of work, hahaha.

The material still needs some work to make it more concrete and less marble-esque. Still some work to be done, but great progress indeed!!

Do you know JESUS yet?

Have a great one and GOD bless!!

About Me

Marius Oberholster Hey all! I've been doing CG work full-time since 2011. GOD has been with me, supported me and taught me all the way. HE tells us to do all things as unto the LORD and that is my goal. I do whatever I believe the HOLY SPIRIT is leading me to do and it's not always easy, but it's always worth it to be obedient! JESUS is awesome!! If you don't know HIM yet, follow the link above!

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