This story came from the Junkie Nation Community. A story of triumph, love and ultimately disaster. These are not our words, but the words of a talented artist:
Back in November of 2010, an old colleague of mine emailed me, asking if I still sculpted. The company he works for, Trion Worlds, was looking to create a one-of-a-kind sculpture for a promotional giveaway. He asked if I was interested. He didn’t have to ask twice.
I jumped at the chance, and thus began a two-month journey that was great, but ended up in disaster (more on that later). It was my first paying sculpting commission and I was stoked.
Trion Worlds is a game developer in Redwood City. Their game Rift is a fairly new MMORPG that has been met with rave reviews from the industry. I highly encourage everyone to check it out. The “Rifts” are actual portals that open up in the game, spawning hordes of monsters to slay, and there are six of them, including “Fire”, which I ended up sculpting.
During the discussion of which Rift to actually sculpt, the first rift we discussed was the “Death Rift”: