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Hi all!

First of all sorry for my english!


Im new here i was looking for a miniatures community where share/talk/see all about sculpting, and i found this one that seems wonderful and well crowd!


I started to try scuplting "seriously" one year ago after a lot (im in the hobby since 2004)  of painting and conversion with green stuff and other materials. 


Ill post here some question and my sculpting projects of course. Ive made 10 complete miniature so far, and all orc type(from 25mm to 35) :lol:... i love them and they forgive more mistake for a newbie, but the truth is i LOVE em, in all ways! 


Let me know what you think, tips and whatever you want! I know i have a loooooot to improve, but i really want to continue with scuplting and try to reach some achievement sooner or later. For this reason i started 2 months ago to drawings, im very bad at it  (like everyone who start from the beginning anyway) but i understand that is very important if i want to improve in sculpting!



Here i show my last creature, its a fantasy orc with some sci-fi elements, i really dont know what it is i made it step by step without a solid and accurate concept in my mind... but i really like the final result, surely its the best sculpt ive done for now. Its 33mm tall at the eye level.










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Welcome to the Reaper Forums.


Well done.  He looks very good.  There are a few points to work on, but you've got a gift.

 His face is especially excellent.  I can tell you put a lot of work into it. Most of your anatomy is spot on.  I especially like that you gave him a flabby belly.  The armor, boot, straps, and rivets all look good and quite crisp and tight.


A few things to consider for your next sculpt:


- You have the tricep on his left arm attaching to him at the wrong spot.  You have it going to the front of the armpit, it actually attaches at the back to the edge of the shoulder blade.  The pectoral muscles attach to the arm from the front where you have the tricep.  This arrangement is what forms the armpit.


Tricep attachment:




Pectoral Attachment:




- The fingers are essentially tubes at this point, without well defined joints and planes.  When you lay out a hand, a good practice is to lay it down like a mitten first, working in the general shape. Next sculpt in the three flat planes of the fingers, ensuring that the joints are ridges and the bones are flat planes.  Then, using a knife, separate the mitten in half and each half in half, forming the fingers.  Touch them up and add the details of the knuckles and fingernails. Add a very thin strip of putty across the knuckles on the hand.  Blend it in and use it to build-up those knuckles a bit more.


- The fur, is ropey and too even.  To do fur/hair, define regions of hair flow in the putty first, then use an edged tool to slice in the hair, using short pulling strikes with the direction of the hair. Flick some out and add variability and flow to the hair.  (This is something I have always had difficulty describing. I should make a video of making the different hair types someday.)


- On the jerkin, under his right arm, the green stuff putty doesn't blend well into the lighter putty.  To get a smoother blend from wet putty onto cured putty, use a burnisher (tiny curved spoon shaped tool).  Use the curved surface, pulling it from the wet putty onto the cured.  The goal is to pull it down until it is about a molecule thick.  Pull it out, then smooth it with your finger or clay shaper.  Then repeat this process until it is smooth.


- The edges of his kilt are not will defined and the wrinkles don't flow quite right.  I recommend getting the book Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery by Hograth as an excellent resource for getting fabric flow right.  





I'm impressed by you work.  Keep it up!


You apologized for you English, which is quite good.  If you don't mind sharing, what is your native language? (I'm a linguist and am always curious about such things.  I love language. :B):





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@Speak_Centurion ::D::lol: 


@Glitterwolf Thanks!


@TaleSpinner Thanks for big comment and tips, i really appreciate it and i will try to follow them next time! The boot's thing is not really intended as fur, is more like horsehair, or the thing you see in typical indian jacket , i dont know what exactly is i saw an image with a pair of boots with that style and i liked it.

That book seems like super useful, is always a pain for me to make wrikles and drapery, it's a must take!

Im italian! 

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