View Full Version : Gloworm's Fan Art Thread

12-02-2014, 09:47 AM
I think I am going to be making more toy photos, so instead of making a new thread every time I post a photo, I will just do it here. Starting with something I already posted in this thread (http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=50125) for the sake of completeness...

12-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Love the new Loyal Subjects figures! Just did this last night. Splinter is my fav. :tgrin::tgrin::tgrin::tgrin:

p.s. yes, the watermark is different from the previous photo. I have two Toy Photography projects. Gloworm is dedicated to vintage toys...

12-02-2014, 03:16 PM
Nice pics, GW.

12-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Thanks @BubblyShell22.

Here, is another from a cold and rainy visit to New York with my 1988 TMNT Toys.

Baddies Out at Night... Enjoy! :)

12-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Nice shots. Do you put these on deviantart as well?

12-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Nice shots. Do you put these on deviantart as well?

Sorry, no Deviant Art. I'm way more more active on Instagram. The toy photography community is a lot of fun there.

12-29-2014, 08:37 PM
Loving these Loyal Subjects figures. The articulation and accessories are great for these little figures. Just finished my first attempt at diaroma building too. Did some bricks and concrete.


Lethal Lullaby
12-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Wow you must have some high quality photography skills to take such awesome pictures. Good job! :3

12-31-2014, 12:08 PM
Thank you @Lethal Lullaby. I haven't been able to put my camera down for almost 7 Years. It was inevitable the my loves for TMNT and Photography would eventually collide. :tgrin:

Here are three more. Wanted to showcase each figure solo before I start making them interact. :tgrin::tgrin::tgrin::tgrin:




01-05-2015, 08:13 AM
Yay! I got the 1/96 rare Black Foot Ninja! I've been working more on my diorama skills and even have something special in the works, diorama wise...:tlol::tlol::tlol::tlol:

Also, been thinking about writing a story using these figures along photos to illustrate. Could be a while in the making but Iím always looking to find new ways to challenge myself.

Anyway, here are two new shots I just took,enjoy!

"Indeed, The Foot are lurking in the shadows."

ďIt appeared as if Donatello had backed himself into a corner but he knows how to handle this kind of scum.Ē

01-05-2015, 09:43 AM
Very nice pics Gloworm! At first I didn't care for the Loyal Subjects figures but these pics may be changing my mind. Also I noticed you are from Easthampton, it's nice to see a fellow Western Mass.

01-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Very nice pics Gloworm! At first I didn't care for the Loyal Subjects figures but these pics may be changing my mind. Also I noticed you are from Easthampton, it's nice to see a fellow Western Mass.

Thank you very much! Glad my pics may be changing your mind. I was never really a fan of little vinyl figures. The kidrobot ones are simply too cute with little articulation and the I don't like the looks of any Funko dolls with those cheap beady black eyes. These Loyal Subjects figures really caught my attention and I love the expressions and accessories each character has. Really happy they didn't make Donatello look like a hillbilly with the missing tooth.... Anyway, I think there are a few of us here from Western Mass. Pretty nice to be so close to where it all started. :tgrin:

Candy Kappa
01-05-2015, 10:34 AM
I love that concrete and brick wall setup, and the Chibi figures looks really good in you photos.

01-05-2015, 11:33 AM
I love that concrete and brick wall setup, and the Chibi figures looks really good in you photos.

Thank you Candy! Had to google "Chibi"... Never heard that term before. :tgrin::tgrin::tgrin::tgrin:

01-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

Here's three more shots! Also, stay tuned because I am working on a Turtle Lair diorama that resembles the Turtle Lair from the original cartoon.




01-12-2015, 02:54 PM
Very cool, and good shots! *L* Donnie's all, "Come at me, bro..."

01-13-2015, 12:42 PM
Very cool, and good shots! *L* Donnie's all, "Come at me, bro..."

Thank you! :tgrin:

01-13-2015, 12:44 PM
Well I have been working on building this Turtle Lair diorama that is a replica of the original Turtle Lair from the original cartoon series. Only problem is that every episode, the lair is a bit different. Sometimes the bricks look orange, red, brown, green, or something in between. One cool feature of the original Turtle Lair is the painting on the wall next to the couch. In early episodes the painting is not very detailed and difficult to identify exactly what the painting is about. Somewhere in season 3 I noticed the painting has more detail but the only problem is every episode, the painting looks different, which I will illustrate below. If anyone knows any lore behind this painting, I would love to know!

I am so lucky to have such a talented girlfriend who also happens to be a great artist. She took my reference photos from the cartoon and painted a beautiful rendition of what appears to be the three headed monster painting from the cartoon!

11-09-2015, 09:56 AM
Well, I'm gonna start with a sidenote... I finally completed my IDW #1 covers. YAY! I had the Mikey cover first, but this weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con, I found Covers A,B and C, all in NM unread condition. I think I got a good deal cause, in the end, I ended up paying about $80 for the complete set.


Soooo I finally finished the idea I have been working on throughout the month of October, "The Revenge of Hamato Yoshi." I started this project, inspired by reading the IDW TMNT series of comics and the fact that it is the month of Halloween. In the early comic issues, Splinter (Hamato Yoshi), remembers his past life and speaks of his inner rage towards Oroku Saki (Shredder) turning the Foot Clan in to itís evil ways, murdering Yoshiís four sons, and murdering Yoshi as well. While Splinter is quite the pacifist, he is quite adamant that Saki must die.

For a while now, I have wanted to use toy photography as a medium for creating a comic book. Since I love my Loyal Subjects figures so much I used them to make this, my first attempt at a series of images that would fit into comic book format. It's only two pages, but I'm really happy with the results. For now, I only did the photos without words. Maybe down the road, Iíll start adding some word bubbles.

Page 1
http://www.brianwinshell.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/brian_winshell_toy_photography_the_loyal_subjects_ revenge_of_hamato_yoshi_1.jpg

Page 2
http://www.brianwinshell.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/brian_winshell_toy_photography_the_loyal_subjects_ revenge_of_hamato_yoshi_2.jpg

02-29-2016, 09:06 AM
In reading the IDW comic series, I really grew to love the friendship that developed at Rupert's. Please enjoy my latest tribute!

p.s...I posted two shots because I couldnít decide which one I liked more. :p



02-29-2016, 03:33 PM
Friggin' amazing work, bro. Inspiring as all get out!

02-29-2016, 06:08 PM
Wow! Those are excellent.