Moderator Popular Post TaleSpinner Posted December 14, 2015 Moderator Popular Post Share Posted December 14, 2015 For many years, my wife and I have supported the MN Zoo. One of our favorite yearly activities is to attend the Beastly Ball, a black tie fundraiser they hold each year. One aspect of the Ball is a silent auction, where various people donate objects of value and the Zoo auctions them off to raise money. Two years ago we missed the Ball because I was attending ReaperCon. Last year, we were able to attend again, and one of the Zoo staff whom we are friends with asked us why we'd missed the previous year (our first miss in over ten years). I told her about my sculpting and the minis hobby, eventually showing her photos on my phone. She asked if I would be interested in donating a sculpture for sale at the auction for this year. I agreed, as I love the zoo; it's a great cause in our area. So fast forward to now, and I am beginning the sculpt that I will paint up as a unique work of art for the highest bidder this coming April. I decided to do a bust of an Amur Tiger, the most popular animal at our zoo. It will be about 2-2.5 inches tall when finished. After the 12mm teddy bear, this thing is huge! I created an armature out of an old coat-hanger. I wanted the stiffness of the steel as it will be supported at only one point. Then I added bulk to the armature using 2 Apoxie Sculpt:1 GS. Today, I sculpted the skull. It took me about 1.5 hours to get it right. Reference: Mine looks a bit long because the armature extends past the skull into the fleshy part of the nose. Andy 33 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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