For over 15 years Nemesis Now has specialised in fantasy and gothic giftware. Working with the world’s greatest fantasy artists, in-demand brand licenses and our own dedicated in-house design team, we create exclusive market-leading collectables. Continuously striving to deliver innovative products, our team of product designers, cutting-edge 3D modelling and extensive use of hand-sculpting allows us to create fantastically detailed products that are true works of art. Every product is produced to the highest quality and every piece is individually hand-painted adding a beauty and fine detail that really makes Nemesis Now products stand out from the crowd.
Take a look behind the scenes and see the story behind the products that Nemesis Now create…
Follow the journey of our new Drakkar Tankard through its product development...
1 – Design Concept
As with all of our exclusively designed products our creation process starts with idea and concept artworks. Our talented designers let their creative juices flow, creating unusual and interesting 2D artworks so that there are plenty of potential products to choose from.
Once the artwork has been fine-tuned it is sent to the licensing company for approval. Knowing the band inside and out, they make the final decision on any artworks that are submitted by our designers. If we have the green light it is time to turn the images into 3D models.
2 – Sculpting
At Nemesis Now we use two types of sculpting. The first being traditional and the second involving 3D printing software. When using the traditional method, our in-house sculptor reviews the concept and reference images and then begins to mould a basic shape. This is then built upon using a multitude of tools and time, continuously adding detail and texture to the piece. 3D sculpting offers a completely different style of working as the 3D sculptor takes the concept art and edits it into a 3D model using state-of-the-art computer software.
3 – Product Creation
Using a combination of 3D Printing and traditional hand sculpting, the product design is turned from a 2D drawing into a 3D sculpture, using both science and exquisite craftmanship. This initial 3D piece will be photographed and an image will be sent to the licensing company for approval. Once it has been approved this piece will become the Master product and will be the basis for all subsequent pieces, ensuring that the design and dimensions match on every product.
4 – Hand Painting
Each of our products is lovingly hand-painted to ensure that the finest finish is achieved. Using a multitude of different colours and techniques, the final product must bring to life the vision of our initial designs. Every stage of the process is reviewed and critiqued by our expert product developers, working alongside the licensing company throughout, to ensure that the finished creation is perfect for release.
5 – To Market
As one journey ends, another begins. Our talented Graphics Designer then creates bespoke packaging for each piece to fully and captures high quality images allowing you to see every detail of the product without needing to leave the comfort of your home and by browsing our website, you can view each angle of the product in its full, unfiltered glory. This also gives our retailers access to high-quality images to add to their own domains, making their lives a little easier. To add a touch of creative design we also use lifestyle imagery to stimulate your senses. Creating themed scenes adds depth to the piece and also allows you to gain some inspiration for displays within your own store. These images are then utilized within our bi-annual catalogue to showcase the product’s beauty without the need to see the physical artifact.
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