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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!
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
Sculpting a Bust (Nerali Fendyn, Dunmer inspired):
Collect references and sketches!
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
Sculpting a 72mm Figure (Sora Swifthistle, Sylvari):
Collect references and sketches!
The Armature: Part 1, Part 2
Legs: Part 1, Part 2
The armature and hips Legs
Tiny watering can Arms
03844: Damaris (Maeryn/Maria Rumbeard) Different thread.
Hello friends! It's good to see you all again! My energy levels have been slowly ramping up over the last month, so now I'm excited to spend a bunch of it here with forum friends.
My husband and I played D&D again with @Rainbow Sculptor and her family over the weekend and had a great time. While we were playing, they brought out this mini - she was gorgeous and I had completely forgotten that I had her too! I believe Damaris was 2017's Duskwarden mini.
Bobby Jackson already made her both fierce and a babe, so now I just gotta make her a pirate!
Add a very fine pirate hat Change her crossbow to a flintlock pistol Change the stone ground to wooden planks Hopefully carve down the quiver on her hip so I can make it a tankard.
I'm actually pretty hesitant about the pirate hat because it would hide the hair - and hair that awesome is a sculpting goal. Seriously. Look at that tiny braid and all the locks of hair.
But my girl Maria spent a lot of money on a very fine hat after she ran away to become a pirate. So on goes the hat.
I've had a chunk of antler sitting in my drawer of basing materials for years, waiting for the right figure to use it on. I recently acquired the Bombshell Miniature Morihalda bust, and inspiration stuck! The antler was cut at a weird angle but I was able to use a hacksaw and a miter box to square off the top. I have the dilemma of trying to figure out a) the right orientation of the bust to the base, and b) if I want to fare in the bust pedestal to the antler using green stuff. I plan on putting a couple of pins in her base, and then matching sockets in the antler. I figure I can blank off the top of the antler with shrink wrap and then do the sculpting work (if I choose to pursue that) which would enable me to separate them again for priming/painting purposes. Anyway, I've come to you brave forumites for advice! I've got four pictures attached showing the four possible orientations of the bust/antler. Let me know which one you think is the most appealing choice! I'm partial to #3 myself, but my wife likes #4.
Whoo! Time to paint for ReaperCon! RUSH RUSH RUSH RUSH
I don't paint very often, and now that I'm entering a competition, it's painfully obvious that I don't know any techniques past basic color blocking and washing in shadows.
I need to try a whole bunch of new things. So! Let's learn:
- Dark elf skin (I want purple dark elves, to be specific)
- Soft, gray leather
- Wild hair color blending
- OSL from the fire!
First, dark elf skin. I found the first page of @Corporea's Drow bust very helpful - her initial attempt was much too purple for her needs, but super close to how purple I want mine to be! I've also gathered my own mess of colors to test out fun things!
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