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    Twisted sculpture WIP

    So... I have a few years experience making BJD's, but got pretty bored with the limitations that medium/product/thing has. Every face needs to have a neutral expression and since you're making the ball joints, when sculpting the body, it's always in T-pose.

    That's why I decided to practice sculpting er... sculptures! This is the first thing I'm working on. It's not finished yet, as you can see, as it still needs hair, extra detail here and there, and definitely refinement, but I thought that this thread would be a good start to show you guys what's what.

    The bust's 'body':

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    Sculpting the hair is going to be an interesting thing, since I haven't done this before .


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    Nifty.. is this being cast or just for fun?
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    Thanks! I'm going to cast it, but mostly because I need a statue in my home XD.

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    Lovely work on the facial expressions, lots of life there! I'll keep an eye out for updates to see how this piece develops.
    .......and sorry for my ignorance, but what is a BJD?

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    You don't have to apologize: It's a small niche in the doll collecting hobby. These are BJD's:

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    They're cast in resin and have ball and socket joints, so you're able to pose them (held together by string). Because the buyer wants to modify them to suit their needs (painting the faces etc), they are looking for neutral looking faces.


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    This was an attempt from me to try something different from human, or 'human/animal hybrid' the hobby is flooded with.
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    Thanks for explaining the whole BJD thing to me, I can imagine that sculpting multiple versions of these figure would eventually become repetitive and not very creatively rewarding. However the skill to create them shows through and they are very finely crafted pieces that require a great deal of talent and attention to detail,.... and I do like your serpent/creature version of a BJD.
    I'll look forward to seeing your new sculpt progress, you've certainly made a great start!

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    There I am saying hope to see your stuff up on here and here it is! Nice stuff! I like the contrast in facial expressions, what size you working at?

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    Thanks . I'm not keeping myself working at a strict scale, mostly because I don't make collectible statues for the figurine-hobby, but just 'regular' fine-art ones. The length of this piece is 18 cm (7 inch) from top of the heads to the lowest root.

    I do try to make sure that my pieces fit into small homes, though, so no life-sized work for me XD.

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    So, here's a start with making hair and I have no idea what I'm doing. Does anyone know of a good technique of how to sculpt hair? What I'm doing right now looks less than hair, and more like clay-coils XD.


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    Plenty of videos on youtube about it, but the gist is you get your strands on there to build volume then go in and blend them together so they don't look like spaghetti heads.
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    I've been searching google up until now and only found barber shop ads. Didn't think youtube would have different results, but it does! This guy on youtube is mostly using stiff brushes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO5K_zob4G0&t=714s

    The ones he has are much smaller than mine, so he's able to get the fine details I constantly have to try and carve out. I'm going to stock up on some of those and try again tomorrow.

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    Really? "sculpting hair clay" didn't do it for ya?

    As in: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ting+hair+clay

    Well.. so it goes.
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    I don't think you read my post right. I said that on GOOGLE I was only given useless links, but when I went to youtube, I got the link that I posted, plus more.

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    Okay, I started working on the other guy's hair. I think this hair is starting to look a little better, don't you? Less spaghetti?

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    Yup.. much better.
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