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The Wizard of Oz Book Illustrations



A series of wonderful relief renderings by Grant Parsley.

Grant writes:

I'm working on an illustration series inspired by The Wizard of Oz. The illustrations are completed as reliefs. I use Zbrush to sculpt most of the complex, organic objects. I use Blender to sculpt the more simple, hard edge objects. Then I texture, light, and render in Blender.

Would love to get some feedback on the work.

Hey Grant, you should consider selling these in Stainless Steel on Shapeways!


About Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. As the others have said, this is gorgeous work. I'm predominantly a clay and metal worker, and am developing skills in chasing and repoussé on metal (much more old school version of this!). Because of this, I would like to go a little deeper esthetically please and ask about the girl on the lion - is she currently sitting fully in contact with the lion's back? Please be assured this is meant to be a constructive/learning question, and I have to deal with this issue in much less forgiving materials! Thanks for your reply.

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