Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
All Together Now by ChimeraDragonfang All Together Now by ChimeraDragonfang
DONE. FINALLY EFFING DONE. :iconimdeadplz:
At least until people point me in the direction of more symbols/logos from the game, hint hint. :icongrinstareplz:

All thirty-six of the Mass Effect stones I've made so far. (If you know of more symbols/logos that I'm still missing, please let me know. Going for as close to 100% completeness here as I can. :dummy:) Background is my Space Shirt because I needed some kind of backdrop and it seemed appropriate, given the theme.

Colours are based off of how these are shown on the Mass Effect Wiki. I have never played Mass Effect (don't even own the games), so I have no idea how far off I might be on colouration. I just hoped the wiki, being a crowd-sourced thing, would be the most accurate.

Tools & Materials: Computer, printer, paper, clear packing tape, swivel-bladed craft knife, scissors, white gel pen, scotch tape, silver permanent marker, assorted dental picks, needle-spring-on-a-stick, scrap bit of flannel cloth, 0.5-6.0mm round diamond burrs, really narrow tapered burrs, Dremel with flex-shaft, neoprene wrist brace, safety glasses, dust mask, ear protectors, Marabu Porcelain Painter markers, paintbrush, baking sheet, oven, fuckton of patience and/or no life to speak of.

Time Spent: I'm rather afraid to even try to calculate it, but here goes anyway:
Average of about forty-five minutes per stone for the engraving, with maybe a half hour of prep beforehand (making and using the stencils), and then let's say another half-hour per stone for clean-up to take into account all the times I messed up and had to retouch things or decided I didn't like how it was going and started over brings it to... sixty-three hours or so? Hell, maybe more. Maybe much more.

...

:iconscaredplz:

To reiterate: These are not just painted onto the glass. They are cut into it using diamond engraving burrs in a Dremel, and then painted.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconothellokiir:
othellokiir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Were did you find the symbols? were they labaled? I have been looking online for them all for a while now and I have only managed to find the company ones, not the races. help?
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Just lots of scouring the Mass Effect wiki, mostly, and asking friends who own the games to keep an eye out while they play for more I haven't got yet. There are some people on dA who've made vector collections of a lot of them too, if you're looking for everything in one convenient package, but I stuck with what I could also find on the wiki. Just search "Mass Effect symbols" or the like and you should find a bunch.
Reply
:iconothellokiir:
othellokiir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what is the blue one on the left that kinda looks like a flared out geth head?
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Blue Suns logo.
Reply
:iconothellokiir:
othellokiir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not that one. light blue, lower left. right next to the blue sun's one.
Reply
:iconmgmags:
MGMags Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
This just rocks... WOW.
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Thanks. :la: I've had a few more symbols shown to me, and a friend is hunting down even more of them during her most recent play-through, so there will be even more eventually. :icongrinstareplz:
Reply
:icontharkad:
Tharkad Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
This is just awesome on so many levels! :D
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Isn't it? Lot of work, but worth it. :iconyeyplz:
Reply
:icondragonwyrd316:
Dragonwyrd316 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These are absolutely gorgeous!
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thanks :la:
Reply
:icondragonshinobi13:
dragonshinobi13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Have you ever done a tutorial of how you make these stones? They just always look so cool.
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Nope. Not yet, anyway. I was Livestreaming when I was painting them, but I haven't done any tutorials on the engraving itself. It is something I'd like to do in the future. I want to make a video tutorial because it shows a lot more than just a bunch of photos with captions can, but there are a few logistical issues I need to figure out first.
Reply
:icondragonshinobi13:
dragonshinobi13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Well. I look forward to it. I'm always really impressed. They're so clean-cut.
Reply
:iconkestus:
Kestus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo, all together now! :la: So many of them and all so pretty and fancy, too! Excellent work on all of them. :]
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
And I already have two new ones lined up for Part III. :iconheeplz: One does wonder if I will ever be done done...
Reply
:iconspektijim:
spektijim Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Fantastic effort and a great result- be proud of yourself! That is an order!
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Oh, I am. But even more than that I'm just glad to be done (for now).
Reply
:iconspektijim:
spektijim Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Good :D And yes, I know the feeling ^^
Reply
:iconacavyos:
Acavyos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome work! Very detailed and well made! Respect for your patience :worship:

Only symbols that are missing at first view are the C-Sec logo [link] and the Talon gang tag [link]

If you ever consider throwing them away...please...i'll come to norway myself and take them for you :iconblush--plz:
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Bwahahaha, more symbols! Yes! The madness begins again! :woohoo:
Reply
:iconacavyos:
Acavyos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:iconbwahahahaplz: YOU'RE WELCOME :woohoo: Have fun!!!
Reply
:iconhell-is-a-56:
Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
SWEET.
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Aren't they? :la: Everything turned out so awesome.
Reply
:iconhell-is-a-56:
Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:highfive:
Reply
:iconartbylink:
artbylink Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow...also can I borrow some of your fuckton of patience because I used up mine. great job.
Reply
:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Sorry, I think I used all my patience getting these things done. Give me a little while to recharge. :B

These weren't really that bad. The work was spread out over a few months, although I will admit that most of that time didn't have much happening, and most of it got finished in crazy-work sessions lasting between three and six+ hours at a stretch.
Reply
:iconartbylink:
artbylink Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow....they are good
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 29, 2013
Image Size
2.1 MB
Resolution
1200×1050
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,342 (1 today)
Favourites
67 (who?)
Comments
29
×