I was watching youtube videos to get some inspiration to start painting a couple character designs so I went to watch several of the brilliantly animated and drawn videos from the League of Legends channel and while watching their video Pentakill: Mortal Reminder… guess what I found?!!? The necronomicon pages!!!! I mean, of course the brilliant designs are not mine… But hey! My re-tracings are good enough for a freaking Riot Games! Should I put that on me resume?? Haha The pages are inside the book the mysterious book opened just after 1:36! Take look: How cool is that!!
This is the the last important step, adding the pages. Since we couldn’t find any reference of a working functional book of the dead, we had to be creative. Each one of our drop-shaped wooden parts has a strip of leather going around it and that holds a page from both sides. We used superglue and a couple of tiny nails to secure each page: Here is a couple detail photos: Once all pages are ready we starded ading all the pieces on the spine of the book. We just applied the same Bitumen of Judea that was used to age the cover decorations: First apply the bitumen then remove a little bit so that all the grooves stay dark: And now the spine is ready! And the pages are functional!
A video with most parts of the process of my Gravity Falls Journal Bild.
How cool is that!
I usually use the very time consuming coffee-bath technique for aging my books, but I´ve met a colleague necronomicon-prop-maker that has a super fast method that get the job done very very nicely, so here I leave you the tutorial. Of course it depends a bit on a good starting paper but that is a LOT of friking time saved. Will most certainly be my next experiment!
Me, piro-drawing a necronomincon cover on plywood.