Hello all CA peoples - artists, designers, animators & all people who think it's high time a more useful & fully posable manikin is created and widely available for us creatives.
Before I go any further I would like to express thanks to Rockhead, Sakievich and William Whitaker for bringing peoples attention to this excellent figure and opportunity.
I have been in contact with awesome sculptor Dave Cortes who created this Spiderman figure back in 2003/4 - it's 18" tall with 67 points of articulation (inc hands and fingers, feet etc) and already used by many artists worldwide as a manikin of sorts.
Edit: As I have said further down the page 'For now I'm hoping the super-posable manikin could be a direct replacement for the classic wooden manikin as a realistic reference for poses' - please keep this in mind when making suggestions for this manikin - realistic pose ref is the focus. Other ideas and suggestions are more than welcome though - who knows, we might get enough support to encourage a few different versions to be produced eventually!
Another edit: Plans have changed! - Jason Manley has contacted me (see later in this thread) to say MassiveBlack/ConceptArt are very interested in helping create a super-articulated artist's manikin! Excellent news!
Yet another edit: Things had completely ground to a halt.. but! another possibility has arisen in the form of a fellow CA member working on a design ...
Please see the original thread in 'references and inspirations' for lots more info, experiences and cool pics: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=26396
Now what I'm proposing is to ask Dave Cortes to create an artist's specific version of this figure *please see the edit above* and he has already expressed interest in looking into it if there is enough interest!
So come on CA - lets show support by voting in the poll attached to this thread!
Please use this thread to post comments, experiences and pics of your own 18" spidey & suggestions for the possible new manikin.
More info on Dave Cortes can be found at his sites:
Thanks for being involved - I really want this to become a reality!