Gentleman Bastards: The Shifting Revel

Gentleman Bastards fan artThis page contains my lego fan art of scenes in the shifting revel, in the city of Camorr, from the book The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This is the first book in the series The Gentleman Bastards.

Spoilers: the scenes in this album take place near the start of the first book in the series. As such, the risk of spoilers is minimal.

You can view the files either through the gallery below or the individual image links just below the gallery (since the gallery scripts occasionally break). Below that, I have included a discussion of the builds and some of the customization involved, followed by copyright and use information. If you're on mobile, the menus are at the bottom of the page.


Individual image links

About these builds

I didn't need to customize much for these builds.  It is mostly standard lego techniques.

The photography was a bit more work.  I used a curved white backdrop behind the scene, and illuminated it with 6 different lights to eliminate all shadows on the backdrop.  That let me use greenscreen-like techniques to remove the backdrop.  I prefer white to green for the backdrop because lego is extremely reflective, and if I use a green backdrop it gives the whole scene a greenish cast.

Legal stuff

The artwork on this page is copyright 2018 by Richard Martin. The source material is copyright 2006 by Scott Lynch.

Feel free to download the images in this gallery and to use them for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to re-post them online, you may do so as long as you give me credit by either citing me (Rick Martin) as the artist, linking to this site, and/or linking to my Facebook page.