Art: T-Rex
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 42

Thread: T-Rex

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    T-Rex

    Hi, this is my first post here....I've been browsing this great forum for quite a while now and I decided that it was about time I joined up and got involved!!

    So, this is a sculpt that I did earlier this year that I recently got around to painting up....it was sculpted in super sculpey and measures about 28" from head to tail. After baking I took several deep breaths before cutting it up to mould.

    Thanks for looking ,
    Terry







    This is the first resin cast assembled and painted....this was the most complicated set of moulds that I had attempted to date and I was really happy ( and very relieved ) that they all worked ok.







    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Terry Norton For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Elwell's Avatar
    Elwell is offline Sticks Like Grim Death Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,666 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Terry, that's a beautiful sculpt. His snout is a little mammalian for me, but it's just a matter of taste.

    Last edited by Elwell; July 27th, 2009 at 07:47 PM.

    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    The Abyss, Manchester UK
    Posts
    2,921
    Thanks
    1,202
    Thanked 2,265 Times in 736 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Fabulous work Terry... Bristol eh? Home of much modelling creativity!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    86
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wow! totally mad! kickass! and the paintjob is great too (who would have thought, a BLUE Rex ! beautiful!). I totally went "ouch" hearing the word cut and looking at him, that sure took a very deep breath. I'm curious, how many pieced did you mold, I mean *shudder* mutilated cut of limbs of the beauty?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked 43 Times in 43 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wow, that's incredible, excellent work!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #6
    Bongsplat's Avatar
    Bongsplat is offline Does what it say's on the tin! Level 6 Gladiator: Provocator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    580
    Thanks
    210
    Thanked 145 Times in 143 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    holy poop terry!

    Thats a fantastic beast, Love the size must look very fearsome up close

    Great work and welcome

    Earhole Bongsplat
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    808
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked 187 Times in 181 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    That is
    the most amazing thing ever
    wow

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 26 Times in 13 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey Terry,

    Fabulous work , congratulations dude. Incredible textures.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Akeyla View Post
    wow! totally mad! kickass! and the paintjob is great too (who would have thought, a BLUE Rex ! beautiful!). I totally went "ouch" hearing the word cut and looking at him, that sure took a very deep breath. I'm curious, how many pieced did you mold, I mean *shudder* mutilated cut of limbs of the beauty?
    Thanks!
    It wasn't easy to make that first cut, thinking I could ruin everything!!!! but once I started I just had to keep going and hope for the best.
    I cut both arms off first then both legs above the knee....the tail I had sculpted with a join in it that meant I could take it off before baking, mainly so that the sculpt could fit in my oven, and the teeth came out before baking also.

    Thanks also to everyone else for your kind comments

    Terry

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    530
    Thanks
    123
    Thanked 115 Times in 99 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi Terry Welcome to CA!
    And wow you've started the show off with a bang-love this!
    A big congratulations on an awesome sculpt, great casting and a lovely paint job!!

    Now I'm sure you have more work lurking you can share with us right?

    Put The Kettle On!
    My CA Thread:TM's Cave
    Visit Me:TeaMonsterUK.com
    Contact Me:info@teamonsteruk.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens, Greece
    Posts
    144
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    FABULUS WORK!!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #12
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Really Fantastic !
    It seem so real !

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    190
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sweet work, Terry!

    What are your plans for a base? Terrain? Pedestal?

    Thanks for posting!
    la

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by lilalex View Post
    Sweet work, Terry!

    What are your plans for a base? Terrain? Pedestal?

    Thanks for posting!
    la
    Thanks very much!
    I made a very plain plywood base for this ( haven't taken any photos yet ), painted very dark grey....I just wanted the focus to be on the sculpt plus I'm no expert at constructing dioramas!!

    Terry.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    North'n Ironed
    Posts
    661
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked 167 Times in 119 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Excellent work.

    Fancy any nitpicking?

    ...which is only my opinion.
    Sketchbook Deviations
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Vermis View Post
    Excellent work.

    Fancy any nitpicking?
    Please feel free to pick!!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Excellent Sculpt! Great textures! You've really got a sense of bones under the skin and muscle; I can imagine it twitching and coming to life. I should hope to do as well with my own stuff! Do you have any WIP photos? I would love to see them.

    Several very tiny, minor nitpicks from a dinosaur fanatic (me).

    Nostrils should be lower down on the snout; palms of the hands should face inwards as if it was going to clap rather than downwards as if to dribble a basketball (not that it could do either!) and the eye socket is a tad too big.

    A very nice, clean sculpt. Way cool. Congratulations!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to Thagomizer For This Useful Post:


  20. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Thagomizer View Post
    Excellent Sculpt! Great textures! You've really got a sense of bones under the skin and muscle; I can imagine it twitching and coming to life. I should hope to do as well with my own stuff! Do you have any WIP photos? I would love to see them.

    Several very tiny, minor nitpicks from a dinosaur fanatic (me).

    Nostrils should be lower down on the snout; palms of the hands should face inwards as if it was going to clap rather than downwards as if to dribble a basketball (not that it could do either!) and the eye socket is a tad too big.

    A very nice, clean sculpt. Way cool. Congratulations!
    Thanks, glad you liked it....I based this sculpt on this unused design concept by Crash Mcreery for the first Jurassic Park

    I was impressed by the dynamic of this concept and was trying to capture some of that and was less concerned with scientific accuracy.... if do another dinosaur I'll try to get the anatomy more true to life.

    I have some WIP photos of an earlier attempt at this sculpt....I started the original of this a couple of years ago and had to stop work on it due to other things getting in the way and when I finally came back to it this year I unwrapped the sculpt to find that the sculpey had dried out and cracked all over.....so I ended up stripping the sculpey off the armature and starting again!!!









    That's about as far as I got originally. I just forgot to take progress photos second time around......next sculpt I'll try to remember!!!!

    Terry

    Last edited by Terry Norton; July 28th, 2009 at 05:36 PM. Reason: word missing from text
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to Terry Norton For This Useful Post:


  22. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    North'n Ironed
    Posts
    661
    Thanks
    114
    Thanked 167 Times in 119 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Norton View Post
    I was impressed by the dynamic of this concept and was trying to capture some of that and was less concerned with scientific accuracy.... if do another dinosaur I'll try to get the anatomy more true to life.
    Ah, well. In that case, no need for nitpicking!

    Funny thing, when I first saw the sculpt, I thought "Great! A dino sculpture that isn't a Crash McCreery!" The pose did seem familar but I'm glad you put your own slant on it too.

    And yeah. He does good concepts but his accuracy leaves something to be desired. For example, the area above the eyes and the back of the skull. Most theropods had little hornlets above and in front of the sockets, and more rounded ones behind. Crash seems to have merged them into one big flap arching over and behind the socket (much more apparent in the 3D models and animatronics). Also, these days it's agreed most theropod hands were held with 'palms' facing eachother; the way bird wings are held.

    I'd say more but there's not much point giving you the earache. But for great tyrannosaur info and refs, try to track down copies of Predatory Dinosaurs of the World and The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs. Also, visit http://skeletaldrawing.com. Google images is great too.

    Last edited by Vermis; July 28th, 2009 at 06:28 PM.
    ...which is only my opinion.
    Sketchbook Deviations
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to Vermis For This Useful Post:


  24. #20
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Beautiful t-rex, congratulation!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    "Vemis" thanks for the book info, I'll try to look those up!

    Terry

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i love your work it`s brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #23
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    the darkest corner of the forum
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hands down... marvelous... may I ask since I also sculpt clay I would like to know what paint you used to color your tyrant, and did you used a brush on it...?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by NIRONERU View Post
    hands down... marvelous... may I ask since I also sculpt clay I would like to know what paint you used to color your tyrant, and did you used a brush on it...?
    Thanks a lot,
    The paint I used on this was ordinary artists acrylic and I used brushes to paint the whole thing.

    Terry

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #25
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    the darkest corner of the forum
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really liked it... did you used polymer or ordinary clay...? and did you baked you model...? I never been able to make a baked sculpture so I guess I could ask for some tips from the masters...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by NIRONERU View Post
    I really liked it... did you used polymer or ordinary clay...? and did you baked you model...? I never been able to make a baked sculpture so I guess I could ask for some tips from the masters...
    This was sculpted with Super Sculpey which is a polymer clay, and yes I baked it before cutting it up to make the moulds. During the baking it got a bit over done on the upper areas of the sculpt but the sculpt wasn't damaged...just one small crack that was easy to fill.
    I have mostly worked in water based clay up to now but for this sculpt Sculpey was the right clay to use for me!


    Terry.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. The Following User Says Thank You to Terry Norton For This Useful Post:


  32. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Denver, Colorado USA
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 44 Times in 44 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great looking dino - the blue is nicely painted and how it merges with the underbelly tan is amazing. What's great about dinos are - you can paint them any color you want, cause nobody has ever seen a real dino with skin (maybe they were blue!). My only crit is the dino looks a little emaciated (that dino needs to eat some meat). It looks fantastic.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #28
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    1,190
    Thanks
    5,380
    Thanked 1,121 Times in 394 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wonderfull work man, keep it up.




    "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." - Winston Churchill

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoat View Post
    I would like to hike to the North Pole. I have a shoe and a ham sandwich. What do I do next?
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. #29
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    the darkest corner of the forum
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Norton View Post
    This was sculpted with Super Sculpey which is a polymer clay, and yes I baked it before cutting it up to make the moulds. During the baking it got a bit over done on the upper areas of the sculpt but the sculpt wasn't damaged...just one small crack that was easy to fill.
    I have mostly worked in water based clay up to now but for this sculpt Sculpey was the right clay to use for me!


    Terry.

    thank you...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  35. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Shanghai
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Red face


    Looking pretty good!! I like your dinosaur. I think you must have paid a lot of time to study the dinosaurs. Thanks for your sharing.

    Last edited by kopics; August 1st, 2009 at 11:15 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •