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Green Lantern Hologram Series - John Stewart multi by No-Sign-of-Sanity Green Lantern Hologram Series - John Stewart multi by No-Sign-of-Sanity
The first and only sculpted piece for my Green Lantern Hologram Series of busts. 

Why did I start the series with John Stewart? Well I'm a big fan of the Justice League animated series and love John Stewart's look on the show, so I wanted to try to translate that into a more realistic version. Plus at the time everyone and their mom was doing art of Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner, so sculpting John was another way to stand out among the crowd. You can't see it here, but I even added some glow in the dark paint to his pupils so when you turn out the light his eyes glow green like they do on the show. + 5 coolness points to me.

This is just a collection of random shots with different lighting scenarios to give a better idea of how the piece looks in person. I think the one in the uppermost left is where the hologram illusion is most successful. The shot in the uppermost right where I had the two paint samples I made side by side reminds me of the Hodge Twins - apparently John Stewart is making all kinds of gains... all kinds. 

Wait, what the hell is a "Hologram Series" you say? Read on below....

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Many, many moons ago, I developed a pitch for a series of 1:6 scale busts based on the various characters that comprise the Green Lantern mythology in the DC Universe. This was right at the time that DC was doing their "War of Light" story line and all the new different colored lantern factions were popping up. Being a fan of Green Lantern, and also just shiny things that light up, I jumped at the chance to stick my chocolate directly into DC's peanut butter.


So the central concept behind The Hologram Series line of busts was to depict the various Lantern characters as simulated holograms projected up from the centers of their power rings. Creating tactile holograms is the focus of every Lantern’s power, so designing a line of busts with that as the defining element seems like a natural fit. These were to be “busts” in the most classical sense of the word in that all characters would be cropped at the shoulders and immediately descend into a faceted diamond pattern that connected the portrait to the base. Since so very little of each character’s body was being shown, each portrait was to be done in a photo-realistic style, packed with detail to fully capture the essence of the character, as though each one was a real person stepping out of the comic pages and into our world. 

To conjure the hologram illusion, each piece in the series was be cast in a translucent colored resin with small amounts of pearlescent flake suspended in it for an additional bit of magical effect when the flake would catch the light as you're seeing here.

Alas, While incredibly well received, this series was not meant to be since we could never close the deal on it for a number of reasons. I still toy with going back to it and sculpting new pieces for fun when I have some free time, but as of yet I've been unable able to stumble across any of this mythical free time... 

Green Lantern, all associated characters, and story elements - copyright DC Comics. 

Concept, Sculpt, Mold/Cast, Paint, Photography all by Walter O'Neal 

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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Magical holograms figured in several Harry Potter stories. Reliving memories of various events in the past (Hepzibah Smith showing heirlooms to the future Voldemort, etc.)
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sam0464 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Awesome work!
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Brightestdaze Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
I would buy them all now.  Are these going to be picked up?  This is AMAZING!  Very cool concept and great design!
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Harkon72 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
That's different indeed, very cool work!
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XPantherArtX Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woow! I don't really like green lantern but this just stunned me :D What a great idea for a base, it looks awesome!
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TCfromNYC Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
come on. i want one. :D
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TCfromNYC Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
seriously. I want one.
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Veggie-San Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
omg dude that is AMAZING :0
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xxtrendkillxx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
good lord this is gorgeous! 
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StuSwensen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cooool! Love the green suit & yah...the eyes are awesome! GREAT idea with the hologram (whoever thought of it) NICE JOB on the sculpt.
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blueorangeny31 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Is this for SALE??????????? I want
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AYsculpture Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Amazing work! i want one! make it happen!
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No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you Avinash! Really glad you like it man! =D
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BroHawk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
I WANT THIS.
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No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
More than booty?
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BroHawk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
More than water.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Artist
I'm really disappointed this didn't get the *ahem* green light. There are so many uninspired statue lines out there right now, and this is both clever and classy. I'm not normally a statue guy, but as a huge GL fan I'd likely have lined my shelves with these in a heartbeat.
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jameslink Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! Love the idea of projection.
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Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANT.....

.... I need this in my life...
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armaina Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, I'm so sad the line couldn't be picked up, it's so unique and works so well. The work is absolutely beautiful and it's translation from concept to physical work is soooo good.

At least you got to do John Stewart, the best Green, IMO u_u
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No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
I would have loved for this to be my full time job just making these things, sculpting dozens and dozens of the various characters in their different incarnations. I'd still like to make a few of them, but I'm super stoked that at least John Stewart was finished.  Hes the coolest. :)

Glad you dig the concept! =D
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RODCOM1000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Fantastic sculpt, great concept! Would love to have one of these :thumbsup:
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Bensaret Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I can't believe this was never picked up, it's a brilliant design and would have made for an amazing line :/. Wonderful work nonetheless :)
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No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I was a bit devastated at the time that nothing ever came of it, but it did open a lot of doors for me in this industry to get where I am today. So it served its purpose and it was blast to make. ;P
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Bensaret Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Filmographer
And on the plus side, the pieces you made to promote this are now ultra-limited editions that only you have copies of ;). Super rare!
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