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    Marionettes and models

    Hello everyone, I wanted to post some process of a model I just finished, I
    have been working on models of some of my favorite fairy-tale characters and this will be my take on Humpty Dumpty

    When I began I didn't really do any sketches and just began playing with clay

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    After getting to this stage I wasn't happy, I wanted him to be less egg like than most of the Humpty reference I looked at although still maintain the cliche. As said, I really didn't like this face and punched him in the face and started again....

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    and I came up with this shape which I was happier with, the grumpy frown is something I was after, although I wanted him to look somewhat sad to.

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    Next up I began sculpting the hands and feet here are some in-progress shots, During this time I started thinking more about the back story of the character, the original rhyme was apparently inspired a Siege engine used unsuccessfully to approach the walls of the Parliamentary held city of Gloucester in 1643 during the Siege of Gloucester in the English Civil War.

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    I decided he was going to be a lonely boy, one who ran away to the circus and was fired out of a canon and was broken forever hence the clown feet.

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    I began painting Humpty and at this time I found an antique box and thought about making a coffin like resting place for his body (unfortunately I have no pictures of the box unpainted)

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    I turn his head would have a removable sections where I could place other objects

    I love drawing typography, and wanted the box to be covered in hand drawn lettering some would painted on directly other type would be drawn on paper and other materials and added later...

    I also decided to cut a hole in the front of the box and add a portrait of Humpty Dumptys Father,

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    Here is the Portrait

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    Either side of the hole would be two eyes, one would represent birth and be an eye wide open while another would be closed representing death...

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    And a piece done for the side..

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    Next I would move onto the inside of the box, I wanted it to be lined with red velvet and studded, however I didn't want the whole box to be lined as I wanted more room to draw and paint...

    Here you can see pictures of the studded material and it sitting inside the bigger box with humpty.

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    Here is the progress of the drawing I was going to place in the lid

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    And that is pretty much it, here is some pictures of the final box and Humpty...

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    Inside is head are a bundle of letters he wrote as a child and drawings he made, as well as diary entries from his dad and a miniature pop-up of the circus he worked at.

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    And that is it, Thanks for looking!
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    Love this!
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    This is great, I really like the Humpty sculpt but i think I'm even more impressed with the box, especially the circus posters in the lid and the front panel.
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    That's fucking Beautiful.

    I love you.


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    Such awesome work, I love all the intricate details =)
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    you got some crazy mad skills there. very cool
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    Wow, absolutely amazing work. I'm extremely impressed with the sculpture and paint job on it's own, the extra effort into the box that it sits in just makes it an unbelievable piece. Great work.

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    Attention to detail and finish is amaaaaazing! BTW dude, change your thread thumbnail to some of the more finished work for more views!
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    Thank you for all the replies and kind words! I hope to upload pictures from my next model very soon!

    Ps. Cheers for the advice egerie, I tried uploading a picture to the original post but it hasn't changed the thumbnail, am I missing something? anyone who can explain how to change the thumb would be a great help!
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    I like very much !!!
    Are you etudiant of art?
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    For your photo:Tu have to change the resolution/the size of your photo in a software: Photoshop or gimp ( free ).

    Which one have you?
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