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December 7th, 2005 #1
First time sculpt. Project Complete 100% NOW WITH NUDITY!!
Hi my name is Andrew. I have been on CA for awhile now but haven't really posted anything. I'd to thank smellybug for posting his great tutorials, They gave me a great point to start from and I cant thank you enough for that. I just began sculpting a couple weeks ago but have wanted to for years. I have two projects to post and one of them was a school project that isn't exactly a concept but I am going to post anyway. I also have a coupe of questions regarding Super Sculpy.I suppose I could figure them out for my self but it is much easier just to ask you good people.
1. Can raw sculpy be added to baked sculpy and then baked again ?
2. About how strong is super sculpy after it is baked ?
My first project was an assignment was to make a 3D representation of a famous painting. I did Van gogh's starry night.
This one I just started a couple of days ago. Its a mind flayer based on illustrations of Todd lockwood. Its only the basic body proportions and I still have to add clothes, hands, and add fine detail. These pictures are a little old and I have done some work on it since but hopefully I will be done sculpting within the next few days and then I will start painting it. I would appreciate any feedback, good or bad.
Last edited by dark_wraith; January 23rd, 2006 at 06:06 PM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberDecember 7th, 2005 #2
Cool creature, really like the tentacles. The 3d starry night is great, it actually took me a minute or so to realize it was 3d and not a print of the original.
To answer your questions
1) Yes you can, though it's best to use a little vaseline or sculpey diluent (now called clay softener I believe) to help the clay adhere a little better.
2) Depends on what you're comparing it too, it's tougher than porcelain or china but it's not as strong as resin or other plastics. Dropping is definitely not something you'd want to do. My mom dropped a dragon I did and his wings are now hanging by the armature wires (I will fix him eventually) but I also have a small gargoyle pendant that I sculpted last year that I wear all the time and it's so far survived alright even being swung around all the time.
December 8th, 2005 #3
Like he said. Stuff like figures are brittle because they have stress on areas like joints, hips, etc. (the thing I'm working on right now has cracks along the hip area). It's normal to expect cracks apearing after you bake it. Just use some filler to fill in the area after you bake it. The sturdier and stronger your armature is, the less likely to find cracks and the more sturdy your sculpt will be. ALWAYS, start off with a good armature.
December 16th, 2005 #4
Well Its been about a week since my last post. I have done quite alot of work on my creature although not asmuch as i would have liked. I am about 80% done the sculpting. I still have to finish the arms, add hands, and finish and detail the armour. I am having a little trouble getting the folds in the cloth right. If anyone has some tips on how to get realistic cloth it would be greatly appreciated.
December 22nd, 2005 #5
Well i am final done sculping and now to bake and paint. I am going to bake it tommorrow so If anyone has some last minute crits,advice, of tips it would appretiated.
December 23rd, 2005 #6
I'd finess those tentacles abit though - they should be alot smoother and taper to fine points - all the better to extract those brains with!
If you wanna work on the cloth abit more I'd get a sheet and throw it over a chair and observe how the material folds. Should give you some ideas as to how material really moves.
December 23rd, 2005 #7
Thanks alot. I see what you mean. Even after I looked at the pictures I can see the tentacles look almost elephant trunk like. I also really didnt like the way the top tentacle came off from the head. They dont look that bad in life but they photograph horribly. I put alot more upwards curve into the top tentacle and thined and and tapered them all and they look much better then before.
I probly wont get to bake untill after christmas now because my mom keeps baking cookies and she wont let me use the oven. I wont be painting until I go back to school in january and in the mean time im going to have to learn how to use an air brush. Thanks for the help and happy festivus everyone.
December 23rd, 2005 #8Registered User
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Now that's what the D&D mindflayer miniatures should be sculpted like
December 28th, 2005 #9
January 9th, 2006 #10
Well NOW I am finished sculpting and damn it this time I mean it. Its all baked and ready to be painted. I have changed some stuff that was bugging me and I think it looks much better now. I reworked the cloth and tentacles and sharpened up some of the edges. The images I have of it now are very poor quality but I did manage to make a small GIF animation. The animation was much bigger but photobucked must have chopped it down, oh well. Oh and If anyone knows of a good paint to use I would appretiat it. My school only has some crappy acrylic paint and I would like to buy some good stuff for myself. Thanks again for the help.
January 11th, 2006 #11Registered User
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Whoa! Is that the second sculpture you ever made? I'm shocked. Awesome.
January 11th, 2006 #12
First time across this thread, I gotta say it's great that you took your time and looked into everyone's critique, and put it to good use. I like the progress overall and I think you significantely improved on it over time.
January 12th, 2006 #13
Great progress man. Can't wait to see it painted.
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."