Saturday, October 16, 2010

MaquetteProject- entry 10

Hey y'all...! Building up the taller guy and roughing out his details this time around.

As before, I used simple shapes to start out with and keep refining them until they look like the sketch. I kept comparing everything to the sketch to keep the scale and size relations right.

This guy looks like he's really heavy, but remember his torso is full of tinfoil, so he' not really heavy. I had to keep him light because of his skinny legs!


Hooks for hands... patience... they'll come around...

Gettin' there... still pretty rough but you can tell it'll look like him. Man, his jaw is big!

I roughed in the hands and put a temporary sign in them to see if I was on the right track. You kind of have to keep everything in mind while you are sculpting a project like this with added props. The hands may look really good, but will they hold the sign after you bake the thing?

You may have noticed that the legs were roughed in and now they are not! This is because in the process of sculpting him, I kept squishing the legs out of proportion, so I decided to bake the top half first and them sculpt the lower half after, just like I did with the shorter character.


See you next time! Almost done!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

MaquetteProject- entry 9

Greetings fellow earthlings.

With the 1st sculpt baked, the only stage left is to finish him off by sanding and detailing. I use alot of different tools for detailing, like sandpapers and dental cleaning tools. Sometimes it's a tough job getting every surface and curve and plane really smooth. And you can't cheat! Once you paint the the thing, all the rough spots show. So I try to get everything as smooth as I can.

Some things I left a bit rough since I knew it would be easy to sand smooth after the sculpt was baked again, like some of the lines and hems on his clothes and sneakers.

Sometimes I use plumbers putty to fill gaps and cracks that show up. You can see one of those places around his eye where the sculpey was a little shallow The putty is pretty easy to use, but you only have about 3 to 4 minutes before it sets up and hardens. It sands pretty well too.



Until next time friends!