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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

There is a part of me that wants to make a mold of that face before I finish it so I don't lose the cute derpy version.

Go for it. 

One of the best parts of this thread is watching this critter go from it's underlying cartoony look to becoming realistic looking.

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Looks like you're saving the head for last so you can savor that cute derpy face for a while longer. 

Looking really good. 

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Can you give a little more step by step of the scales? I assume you're putting down a sheet of GS, then pushing in the outline of each scale, rather than adding little dots of putty individually?

 

This looks great.

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52 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

Looks like you're saving the head for last so you can savor that cute derpy face for a while longer. 

Looking really good. 

 

Mostly I am doing it because I always work ground to top/rear to front, more or less.

 

6 minutes ago, Sanael said:

Can you give a little more step by step of the scales?

 

 

Yeah sure; I'll take shots for this at lunch today.

 

 

6 minutes ago, Sanael said:

I assume you're putting down a sheet of GS, then pushing in the outline of each scale, rather than adding little dots of putty individually?

 

 

Yes, the former.  Little dots would drive me insane...well, insane-er anyway. :poke:

 

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More scales...

 

I don't know if you guys are getting tired of seeing scales yet...I know I am.

 

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I cut out and re-sculpted the scales in the circled area.  I didn't like how they transitioned from one leg to the next so I used my scalpel and redid them.

 

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Don't Fear the Scalpel!*

 

 

 

 

 

* Quickly becoming my motto.

 

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Scales are done! Woot!   :bday:

 

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I then drilled holes and secured three head spine armatures.  I'll cut them down and shape them when cured.

 

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I also added a little extra shape to the upper jaw bone in preparation for working on the mouth today:

 

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Mr. Smilely Gets Bite!

 

I spent lunch today working on its teeth.  Once they are cured, I'll sculpt the skin around them.

 

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Sorry that the pictures aren't the best.  The lighting isn't as good at lunch than it is at home in my studio.

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Mr Smiley doesn't look so cute and cuddly anymore. 

Our little basilisk is growing up...

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