That looks so sick. Will you be doing that on the others?
If you start to sell these, let me know. I would so be interested. (Classic SInestro one too )Just finished. Even as rough prototypes, they look good. The color of the gems actually appears MORE intense than I’d been expecting. Still need to find the right balance, in terms of tinting the resin. This is a little too much of an intense neon green. Backing the gems with glow powder adds to the intensity of the color.
For the final versions, I expect that I’ll mask off the gem sockets, evenly coat them with spray adhesive, and then apply the glow powder, so as to avoid uneven patches. And the gems will be properly polished to a shine, and maybe the backs frosted with dulling spray, rather than just being sanding.
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Play around with it! I always encourage experimentation, and you may just find something you likeStill wondering if I shouldn’t try to miniaturize the rings a bit. Wondering if they aren’t TOO chunky. Shrinking the overall sizes might help with the height issues and whatnot. Maybe 6mm wide shanks instead of 7.5mm, and go from there.
For a gift I actually had a custom made ring made similar to this but not with a gem in Silver. It's Silver, and in storage (as it no longer fits and never got it resized as I was worried someone would mess it up)My basis for making the symbol the same size on both the V2 and V3 is the fact that artists usually draw them as looking the same size—so much so, in fact, that it can occasionally be hard to tell which version of the ring they’re actually drawing, V2 or V3.
There’s also a reasonable consistency in regards to how big/how much room it takes up on the finger. Here are Grell, Saviuk, and Bright:
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That being said, If I were to keep the V2 and V3 symbols the same size relative to each other, I’d be very hesitant to shrink the V2 symbol-piece down any more than I already have. I think the current 25.4mm size is pretty spot-on.
That being said, here’s an experiment. I shaved down the V3 symbol to 20.4 long, and adjusted everything else to fit. So, the ring is about 20% smaller. I think it looks quite nice, but I’m still wondering whether or not smaller is the way to go. I do think the proportions and curvature are sleeker and cleaner than the current, larger model.
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For a gift I actually had a custom made ring made similar to this but not with a gem in Silver. It's Silver, and in storage (as it no longer fits and never got it resized as I was worried someone would mess it up)
I absolutely love that design and would so proudly wear itI do find it interesting that the Mike Grell design gets so much love. As has been previously noted, his was the basis for the 2011 movie ring, which says something. It would be interesting to poll the electorate and see which ring style is the most popular.
Meanwhile, I think I'll do a V3 test print in the smaller size. Shrinking the symbol down a bit makes a radical difference in the aesthetics and overall elegance of the ring. If the symbol is too big, the whole thing looks REALLY tapered in profile, and kinda clunky.
As noted, the symbol/face on the revised, smaller version seen above is 20.4mm tall. I might do one at 22.4mm, to see what an in-between version looks like.
You are living up to the expression "no work of art is ever finished, merely abandoned." You've been tweaking and improving these designs for ages and I love every update. I'm not that big a Green Lantern fan but I love the rings and especially the fact that you keep finding ways to make them better. If you're eventually making them for sale this will ensure that the best possible iteration will be what is available and that is wonderful.