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  1. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    HAHA thank you, it's been fun branching off from the cute stuff.
  2. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    Thank you! I'm excited too!! Yes, there is both the issue of wanting to stick as close to the original intent of the set (to maintain some modesty) as well as printing/casting issues to consider. It isn't ideal but I am still happy with the end result. :) Thanks for checking out the thread!
  3. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    HMMM.......Maybe ;)
  4. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    Here's the final Nereid all finished up! Check out the final group photo of all these lovely ladies here: https://i.postimg.cc/J0cV86Vb/Final-Group-Shot.jpg Thank you guys for following along, it was really fun to be able to share some of my process and thoughts behind the designs. This was a really fun project! I'll be sure to update this thread with information about how to get a set of these when they go into production!
  5. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    Okay, finished up the anatomy and decided to go with a wet fabric look on this one. The art director and I made tweaks to the shape/flow until we were happy with it. Now i'll add hair, finish up the hands and feet and touch up the base and she'll be finished!
  6. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    New morning, new nereid! I realized after the last one that I needed to do a little bit of reposing on this last one to make it easier on myself for covering any naughty bits. So some quick fidgeting with the mannequin got that sorted and then it was time to make the face. I wanted a very coy/flirty look. For some reason the original face that I have for these really reminded me of Margot Robbie and her sly confident sexiness. I really wanted to ramp up that expression on this last one. Here's the pose alterations I made: Original vs. Reposed I like showing the original head and then how i've customized it for each one. It may not seem drastically different but i think when you compare them they each have something special/unique about them. This is one of those areas where I do utilize my digital tools (I don't have to completely resculpt the head everytime) but I do tweak each one and approach it as a new character each time so that hopefully there's a decent amount of variation and they don't feel too repetitive. original vs. new Put em together and what have you got? Bibbity Bobbity BOO!
  7. Rainbow Sculptor

    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Indeed I did sculpt some living pirate crew. They were shown on Reaper Live and were actually on the ship when it was revealed!
  8. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    Thank you! To be fair this time of year is my crunch time and I'm hyper focused on work. I'm putting in 10 or more hours a day on top of mom/wife duty so...my house isn't very clean haha Once this workload dies off a bit I'll go back to a more reasonable work schedule, take weekends and have an evening cut off time. As far as process goes, the art director (and often the concept artist) and I are in contact relatively frequently throughout the sculpt time. I will get any major design decisions and things approved before committing to them to save everyone involved time and effort. That said, even the best laid plans will hit snags. After this set is completed (from my end) the files will be sent to the company. They will do a test print and make sure everything is water tight and sized appropriately. If there's an issue there it will get sent back to me for corrections. If not, they will send it to whoever is doing the casting. At that point it's a pretty safe bet that my job is done however there is always a chance that further revisions will need to be made. I hope that answered your question. Keep in mind I'm still relatively new to this, so my experiences with the post production steps are limited.
  9. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    Thank You! They will be scaled to a 34mm figure if they were standing to help them read well in their more crouched positions. Here's the new updated group shot: https://i.postimg.cc/c6yYyqbh/Group-Shot-Update-2.jpg
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    Nereids

    It's been a long but rewarding day. Nereid number 4 is Complete! I have to say she is my favorite of the set so far. Only one more to go! I'll update the group photo and post soon!
  11. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    HAHA Well I'm glad you approve. The inner anatomical structure of the creature was not really part of my thought process but I'm glad it passes that test. I wanted a subtle element I could include on all the figures. The neck is covered on many of them by hair and as I'm exaggerating feminine features for them the neck is smaller/thinner as it is. Having them on the neck would not make much sense design wise and there just happened to be a nice open space I wasn't doing anything with on the side of the ribcage. Since it mimicked the shape/direction of ribs it blended in but is hopefully "off" just enough to cause some uneasiness. Awesome!! Thanks for letting me know. Here's what I managed to get done after dinner last night for the 4th Nereid: I'm really happy with how wet and drippy the hair is looking at this point and I want to keep that design element. I'm having some trouble figuring out how to make it easily castable so I'm consulting with a mold maker to help me figure out what can/needs to be changed to accommodate for casting issues. This one is going to have a fishnet draped around her waist like a sarong but I want to keep it loose and unkempt/unintentional looking. So, i'll be working on this one for most or all of today. I'll post updates this evening!
  12. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    Thanks for letting me know, I'm sorry about that. Here's the "where I started at the beginning of the day" https://i.postimg.cc/k5CMPY4s/WIP-1.jpg Here was the first potential option: https://i.postimg.cc/Xqt3HQmw/WIP-2.jpg Here's the long haired solution the art director and I decided to move forward with: https://i.postimg.cc/DZj7s2cp/WIP-4.jpg Here's the final image for the third Neried: https://i.postimg.cc/k5PGXXjx/Nereid-3-Final.jpg I hope all of those work better. If so, I'll use that site moving forward.
  13. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    One of the major changes we wanted to do was to close the eyes, reposition the eyebrows, and do some touch ups on the face. So I went back to my head file and made those changes. Before vs. After After the changes were approved I attached the new head to the body, posed and added hands, and set to rendering. Fast forward hours of being nit picky with details and adding some rippled water to the base and here she is! https://imgur.com/X5uu2hW I've been thinking of these as both their own individual compositions but also how they will look together as a set. If you remember the original group shot image with the posed dollies.... ^That One^ I'll be updating that image by replacing the dolly placeholders with finished sculpts and checking throughout this process to make sure that they are all flowing well together and working as a unified set. Here's where we're at on that front as of now: https://imgur.com/GGxKfbW I was an idiot and didn't save the file i was working on for the first nereid. It's also been too long and doesn't show up in the quicksave files so.....I pulled up the picture I took of her finished and resculpted everything to match as much as possible UGH! Word of wisdom: Save and save often. Now that I'm all caught up, i'll take a dinner break and then get started on the next one this evening.
  14. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    Nope, the chunkier hair style I did with about six different spheres i shrunk and then stretched long and moved around with the move brush.
  15. Rainbow Sculptor

    Nereids

    THANKS! Okay, so here's where I started at the beginning of the day https://imgur.com/tqx8poi Here's the long haired solution we are moving forward with: https://imgur.com/CAVYDSP
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