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  1. Mori Learns Sculpting

    Hey all! This thread will be about my sculpting journey. I hope that by showing the time and effort it takes it pursue an art, others would be excited about trying it without getting discouraged by the climb up. I plan on posting daily here - I might as well continue my daily art streak! (And goodness knows I've got plenty of time now....) Some days might have some cool stuff, but many will probably be like, "Oh man. I sculpted a lot of fur today. A. Lot." Anyways. Hopefully y'all will get some enjoyment out of it. Here's to day 1 (tomorrow)! Comments and praise are appreciated, but please give critiques too! Links to Sculpting Posts: Anatomy Practice Skeleton: 06/19/17 06/20/17 06/21/17 06/22/17 06/23/17 06/24/17 06/25/17 RIP in pieces First and Second Miniatures: 06/26/17 06/27/17 06/28/17 06/29/17 06/30/17 07/01/17 07/02/17 Week 2. Nearly nonexistent. OUCH. I snuck in a little art doodle time to not break my streak! 07/10/17 07/12/17 07/13/17 07/18/17 Anatomy and Drapery Studies: Hogarth Mini 2 - legs and feet Pelvis Day Sculpting a Bust: Collect references and sketches! Armature Practice with Fimo And we're practicing.... I ran out time to practice! Here's the body. The Face: Part 1, Part 2 Kill it all, restart a million times over a week. The Hair: Part 1, Part 2 Finished! Critiques Sculpting a 72mm Figure: Collect references and sketches!
  2. Mori Learns Sculpting

    So. I am here! I'm sorry I haven't posted much on the forums the last couple months. I've got a bit of energy so I'm jumping on it to get back to sculpting. I now have real clay and wire! I also ordered some 32 mm skyclad minis from Hasslefree as well as a 72 mm Sophie. Her chest and back are, uhm, not human, but she and the other minis will a great 3D reference for me. Anatomy on paper simply isn't enough when I'm learning, as Nerali's flat face clearly showed. I created this weird heads on stakes thing for practicing heads in 72mm, 54mm, and 32mm. You can see it there, that black bar. It's baked polymer clay with some wire sticking out, and hardened putty on those wires. I can just keep practicing over them with polymer clay! I've also decided on my next project: my main character, Sora Swifthistle, from Guild Wars 2 in 72 mm. Sculpting a bust in polymer clay took a lot of focus, so I'm working my way down in size to see what scale I love the most/am most comfortable working in. I chose a personal character that already has an established look in my mind because I'm awful at googling clothing and I need to focus on the clay right now. This is an old photo so there are a few changes (I've upped the contrast with darker and brighter teals, y'all would be proud), but that's the general idea.
  3. Mori Learns Sculpting

    I realized I never posted this. These are my critique notes from this bust from various sculptors, though they kind of lose some value without the accompanying sketches: - Ears are connected wrong, the lower part of the ear connects closer to the front of the face than the top part of the ear - Jaw should be more straight, I got a wiggle in there somehow - More practice for happy, wrinkled, baggy eye area!! I tried to fit in 3 descriptive terms for one pair of eyes, just 1 of those is difficult enough to sculpt! - Don't forget wrinkles on the outside part of the eye - Eyebrows follow the curve of the eyes - I wanted to make her look more alien, so what I should have done is stretch out everything a little bit, instead of one thing a lot. I needed to start with an angled, elongated skull instead of a sphere and work those same stretched angles throughout the whole pieces. - The eye edges! This is the part that bugged me the most but I couldn't quite figure out. It was very clear that I hadn't done anything 3D before! There is space between the eyes, generally one "eye-width" apart. There is also one additional "eye-width" on each side to the edge of the head. Those additional outer ones may look flat from the front view, but they actually curve around your head! That's super important!! - Lips. The middle, pouty part of your lips stick out the furthest, and the rest curve around the face. - Practice, practice, practice!!
  4. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Family: My husband's parents have always had polite interest in my hobbies, though I was surprised and happy when his mom actually shared my ReaperCon post. I tried explaining to her that there were a ton of gold medals, that's not how the judging works here, but she was just like, "sweetie, a gold medal," so I let it go. I'm trying to learn how to not break friendships over my personal high expectation levels. I've recently gotten back in touch with my mom's mom and it's been amazing. We have so much in common! Even though I'll never be able to go to art school or get my earlier years back for art, it's really hit home that what I have now is still better than none at all - my greatgrandparents couldn't afford that stuff for my grandmother, and she couldn't afford it for herself later with kids and a family. On our way to Oklahoma a few months ago, we stopped by the Reaper store and she was politely interested until she saw the sale basket!! And then of course with Bryan giving the "we love Reaper" tour, she loved it! So she thinks it's really cool and wants me to stop by with paint some time! I really want to - she's so proud of her grandbaby for doing art, but I just, I know that pain so well of seeing someone else do art when you can't and I want to help her. Non gamer friends: "Ooooh! So tiny, wow! So good!" (Haaaa. Non mini painter friends are always good for a laugh and some confidence.) Gamer friends: "Yes!!! Show me how! Paint day! Paint day!" With retail jobs and college, we haven't had a paint day yet. Doggo!!
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yesterday was best friend day! @Yadukai @Sabiri (sweetheart, why do you have 2 accounts? WHO IS THE REAL ONE) and I have been together for 9 years! We flew a big dragon kite and had great food yesterday. We finished the day with some board games, video games, and blackberry mead to celebrate. This is a FB image, so the link should break in a couple days.
  6. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    I'm slowly getting my energy back to talk to the amazing art folks here on the forums. I know it's been... wow, several months, since I've been on daily like I used to. I'm also on the same consecutive daily art streak from last year: 583 days today. Many days recently have been circle days or anime eyes days, but I'm still putting pencil to paper.... Too many things! Everyone here has gotten the answers well covered. Don't rely on motivation to do art, trust in your art family, always be willing to learn, and KEEP. PRACTICING. Serinakaker, or butter cookies. I found the perfect recipe online HERE that tastes just like what I had once at my grandmother's house on my Dad's side. I also have a strong love for amaretti cookies, recipe online HERE. I also love eggnog.... And pretty much all food.... Yeah. Yes! I make a similar version of his every year and gift a little jar of it to my nearby friends! It's about 1 750ml bottle of Kraken and 1 750ml bottle of Jack Daniels for every 2 dozen eggs. The dairy is identical but I measure in half gallons. I make a lot.... The 2-3 month mark seems to be the best tasting. One time I didn't have any milk for my mac and cheese and used cream because I was too lazy to go to the store for more milk. It was amazing! Best lazy consequence. EVER. Almost every time a recipe calls for milk now, I add cream.
  7. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    That could be an option, but Mumble doesn't have a friends list or text chat, and last time I checked, there weren't notifications or video chats either. D:
  8. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    Haha! If we end up using discord and need any admin/help setting one up, let me know
  9. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    I use discord a lot for my gaming groups. :) So the way discord would work - we would create our own server that would have at least 1 chat channel and 1 voice channel. Video chat is only through private direct message and group direct message. If folks wanted to do video instead of voice, we could use the chat channel to arrange the video calls. It's only up to 10 people in a GDM, so we would still need a discord to make sure people who are online could get in.
  10. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    Discord discord discord! I love discord.
  11. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    This one maybe? https://hangouts.google.com/call/Hwz4WUYKYFldBfSVRHbYAAEE
  12. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    I'm a try to get on for a bit. What's going on with the link, now? o:
  13. Ehhhh.... - Find my energy for the hangouts and the randomness thread again - Find my energy to start earnestly practicing sculpting again, not just bare minimum art for my daily quest - Finish my d20 dragon - Paint a few destress minis
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    It does! I thought about drawing them on, but it's not my art. When I have time I'll make a freshly antlered avatar. :)
  15. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Oh boy am I familiar with that. Shame, life getting in the way of friends and art!
  16. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Kaaaay!! Oooh, buzzy bread! Thanks, I'd love some.
  17. Samus Aran (Metroid) Amiibo head resculpt

    I love this!!
  18. Congratulations to (Reaper)Bryan on his new job

    And I bet I could still help derail it like I do every year!
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Our current party had a couple of rearrangements, and this weekend we're playing with a gnome and two dwarves. No one is over 4'6". I hope the final boss isn't on the top shelf in the kitchen or something.
  20. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I remember taking that test a long time ago!! I got druid back then, surprise! And I got druid just now, surprise.... Close points in ranger too! I remember back then I got chaotic good, which is what I normally play as, but this time around I got true neutral. I guess I've mellowed out a bit. 16 INT and 10 WIS doesn't really help a druid though. And it gave me 10 CHA, I'm feeling that in real life too. Where is my energy, my forum time, my friend time, my personality? No stressing, friends! I'm just still low energy.
  21. Happy Birthday CorallineAlgae !!!

    Happy birthday!!
  22. Happy Birthday Doug Sundseth !!!

    Happy birthday!
  23. Happy Birthday Cassu !!!

    Happy birthday!
  24. Happy Imperialism Day Beagle

    Happy birthday!
  25. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Hey art family! I hope everyone has had a great week! We've been camping all week for the holiday so I've had limited internet connectivity.