Modeling for all the wrong reasonsI stopped visiting modeling shows when I was 20. I fell depressed about that whole thing; I didn’t click with the French modeling community as I discovered it.
Then last year I found out that one of the two big figure painting shows in France was actually running at some half an hour walk from my home. So I went. Only to leave after a few minutes slightly doubtful about what I could see without really knowing why. Yet I thought, that as I was getting a few complements in forums for my diorama work, it would be sort of cool if I were to present something the following year – just in order to see what some other people outside my usual circle of friends would think about my stuff.
Then the year went by, and by the end of November I still have only my unfinished Galilée diorama to present. But then I vaguely knew something didn’t click in it, it needed some extra time so that the shining engine would start working.
This is how I thought of the idea of a child standing over an upturned sunken boat with a shark head painted on it. I got the idea last summer while thinking about something else. Then quite suddenly the diorama popped out in my mind fully done, complete with colors and stuff, like I had order it from McDonald’s.
I fell a bit stupid about leaving all the other stuff pending while I aimed for gold and set for that short trip which would end hopefully at the beginning of the next February, in time for the championship.
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