Modular building with costume shop on the first floor and tattoo parlor upstairs.
About this creation
I had this idea for the costume shop for Halloween, and also because I think it is a neat idea. I liked the multi-level floor that is in some stores in New Hope, PA, which is where I got that idea. In this picture, you can see the multiple floor levels, and the costume racks on the upper level.
This picture is the reverse angle, and you can see the masks and helmets available on the lower level, as well as the clerk and checkout counter.
In this picture, you can see the tattoo artist doing some work upstairs. You can see the pigment bottles lined up on the table, the worklight which I adapted from a floor lamp in my previous MOC, and the tattoo machine in the artist's hand.
Here you can see the tattoo machine from the opposite angle, as well as the furniture on the other side of the room.
This is a shot through the front window of the tattoo artist at work. I wanted to give him a slight aging hippie appearance, which is why I went with the glasses and greying beard head with the long hair.
I'm not very happy with the way the building turned out. Black is a horrible color to do the entire building in, but I wanted to try some various techniques with different pieces, and I had to do everything in black or it would have been a rainbow building.
I lightened the pictures in Photoshop so you can see the texturing, but once again, all black is a terrible color to make an entire building in. I did learn a few things technique-wise from the color and parts selection though and that really is the most important thing about this creation, that it should help to improve my next one which is already in progress.