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 modelling and extensive use of sculpting allow 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 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 Officially Licensed Slipknot Goat Bust 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 reviewed in the Design Team meetings and given to the Directors and Licensors for approval. They make the final decision on any artworks that are submitted by our designers. If they give the green light it is time to turn the images into 3D models.
2 – Product Creation
Using a combination of modelling and traditional hand sculpting, the product design is turned from a 2D drawing into a sculpture, using both technology and exquisite craftsmanship. This initial piece will be photographed and reviewed. 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.
3 – Hand Finishing
Each of our products is expertly hand-painted and then hand detailed 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 and be a true representation of the licensed brand.
Every stage of the process is reviewed and critiqued by our expert product developers and licensors to ensure that the finished creation is perfect for release.
4 – To Market
As one journey ends, another one begins. Our talented Graphics Designer will now start to create bespoke packaging for the finished artefact. The box is an important part of the design journey, not only there to protect the item from damage, the box contains vital information and is often a customer's first introduction to the product. Within this process, the Graphic Designer/Photographer will capture high-quality images of the product, making it easy for customers to view every detail of the product without needing to take it out of the packaging. The high-quality images also allow our retailers to view the product in its full glory without the need to leave the comfort of their homes. By browsing our website they can see a 360° view of every product and also have access to a range of single images to add to their own domains, making their lives a little easier. To add a touch of creative design the designers also use lifestyle imagery to stimulate your senses. Creating themed scenes adds depth to the piece and also allows our retailers to gain some inspiration for displays within their stores. These images are then utilized within our bi-annual catalogue to showcase the product’s beauty without the need to see the physical artefact.
To see the finished product in it's full glory, please click here