Jump to content

TaleSpinner

Basilisk

Recommended Posts

12 minutes ago, Sanael said:

But I stand by my thought that a Carnotaurus basilisk would look totally rad.

 

Damn it.  <gets out scapel>  

 

Yeah, that's going to happen. ::D:

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the bones basilisk is pretty cuddly to in fact I think that's the name of my show-off thread for him. A non cuddly version would be handy as well. 

 

Also I'm planning on making Marthangul into a winglessless earth dragon which will require some cutting and rescaling, so this thread could be very helpful. 

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Damn it.  <gets out scapel>  

 

Yeah, that's going to happen. ::D:

I'm...sorry?

 

 

:unsure:

 

:B):

  • Like 4
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/4/2018 at 10:19 AM, Sirithiliel said:

love it! i aspire to such sculpting detail

Same! Thankfully we have all these amazing sculptors before us to learn from! ^_^ 

 

On 3/6/2018 at 8:57 AM, TaleSpinner said:

Don't Fear the Scalpel!*

* Quickly becoming my motto.

It's a good one! I think I get a little better every time I remake something. And I get the visual satisfaction of removing something negative and replacing it with a positive.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been following with eagerness the evolution of the basilic since that thread started, and I'm having a great time watching your progression!

 

I feel like his kind look comes from the shape of the eyes and that of the crest on its head.

The curve of the scales towards the back make me feel a bit like they're the ears of a shy dog that I'd want to cuddle. That might hurt.

 

The frowning eyebrow scales are a great add!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The new improved @Sanael-isk:

 

IMG_E3015.JPG.d81b407fe36ba11ae419c024f7d289c9.JPG

 

IMG_E3016.JPG.95ba615e70d8dd5862013a23b5d6c2ec.JPGIMG_E3017.JPG.5e088452b1c619a26b9b736a7b04b74e.JPG

 

I still need to add cheek scales on the left side, as well as finish he snout and base.  I may have it done tonight yet.

  • Like 13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I finished the side of its face and based it last night. It is a basic desert sand and rock base.

 

IMG_E3020.JPG.06257b4b3ba27657c1ea0ccc7c815711.JPG

 

IMG_E3021.JPG.905348bc0a7375ace01e19738a1f7b7d.JPG

 

 

 

 

But...the face still isn't right.  I knew it when I sculpted it, but didn't want to admit it.  Then both my client and son pointed out that the horns just aren't working.  In my son's words, "It looks kind of derpy."  Yep, they are right.  Sometimes you just need to try something to see that it won't work.

 

I think one of the problems I am having is that the eyes are too binocular to give the right look.  Yeah, sure they make sense for a creature that kills with it's eyes, but they defy the classic view we all have of what a basilisk should look like.

 

So get a good look now, cause the scalpel is coming out at lunch today.  It's getting facial reconstruction.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

So I finished the side of its face and based it last night. It is a basic desert sand and rock base.

 

IMG_E3020.JPG.06257b4b3ba27657c1ea0ccc7c815711.JPG

 

IMG_E3021.JPG.905348bc0a7375ace01e19738a1f7b7d.JPG

 

 

 

 

But...the face still isn't right.  I knew it when I sculpted it, but didn't want to admit it.  Then both my client and son pointed out that the horns just aren't working.  In my son's words, "It looks kind of derpy."  Yep, they are right.  Sometimes you just need to try something to see that it won't work.

 

I think one of the problems I am having is that the eyes are too binocular to give the right look.  Yeah, sure they make sense for a creature that kills with it's eyes, but they defy the classic view we all have of what a basilisk should look like.

 

So get a good look now, cause the scalpel is coming out at lunch today.  It's getting facial reconstruction.

The Doctor Is In.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't operating on a Basilisk's eyes a bit dangerous?

 

*** Hold still while I adjust your eyes!***

 

*** No! Don't look at me! You will turn me into st....****

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So far at least twice on this project TS, I've looked at something and said to myself "That doesn't look quite right. Now how do I tell him that in a constructive manner when I don't even know what the problem is?"  I never figure out how to, so I don't. But in the end it doesn't matter that I didn't say anything, because I come back to the thread, and you're telling us you're going to fix the same thing that bugged me. 

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, kristof65 said:

So far at least twice on this project TS, I've looked at something and said to myself "That doesn't look quite right. Now how do I tell him that in a constructive manner when I don't even know what the problem is?"  I never figure out how to, so I don't. But in the end it doesn't matter that I didn't say anything, because I come back to the thread, and you're telling us you're going to fix the same thing that bugged me. 

 

That is one of the frustrating things about sculpting.  Something can be off, and it can nag at you,  yet you can stare at it for hours and still not quite know what the issue is, only that there is an issue.

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, kristof65 said:

So far at least twice on this project TS, I've looked at something and said to myself "That doesn't look quite right. Now how do I tell him that in a constructive manner when I don't even know what the problem is?"  I never figure out how to, so I don't. But in the end it doesn't matter that I didn't say anything, because I come back to the thread, and you're telling us you're going to fix the same thing that bugged me. 

 

4 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

In my son's words, "It looks kind of derpy." 

 

His son figured it out.  :ph34r:

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Clearman said:

His son figured it out.  :ph34r:

yeah, kids can say things to their dads that would be offensive or misunderstood coming from a some guy on a forum.

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Pingo
      This is the Reaper Bones 77371 Basilisk sculpted by Julie Guthrie. It's quite small - about the size of a large dog, with a wonderfully grouchy visage.
       
      I painted it up fairly quickly to illustrate a video about how yellow and black can be mixed to make greens. This was an example of the less vivid greens (For a really vivid yellow-and-black green, see my She-Hulk Show-Off thread). All the colors on the critter were mixed just from yellow (mostly Yellow Ochre, but also a little Hansa Yellow), black, and white.
       
      The video is here, if anyone cares to watch it.
       

       
       
       

       

    • By TaleSpinner
      Some of you may remember the diorama I had started entitled Billy's Bad Day.  For various reasons, I am, for the most part abandoning that concept.  I was really struggling to tell the story I had in my head.  I still however want to paint my basilisk, and maybe include it in a diorama, but if I do, I will likely include another character that is a bit more relate-able to the viewer than a couple of goats. 
       
      More on that later.  For now, I'm going to concentrate on painting the basilisk as I have time between sculpts.  If I get that done and my other ReaperCon entry for 2019 in time, I will look into expanding this into a diorama. If not, this can still be my Open category entry.
       
      Here is the basilisk:
       

       
      The basilisk will be based on a Gila Monster:
       

       
      But instead of pink, the light areas will be inverse flame color (red up to yellow) with a black belly and skin. 
       
      A few months ago, I used my air brush to add a coat of brown liner/blue liner to the skin areas, then air brushed the rest with Cinnamon Red.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Lately, I have been reading Rhonda Bender's (@Wren) blog, Bird with a Brush.  For the past month she has had a series of articles on Contrast that have really got me itching to pick up a brush again, but I've had way too much sculpting work to get done to do so. I strongly recommend that you follow her blog, it is excellent.  The articles on contrast are as follows:
       
      Compare and Contrast Contrast Versus Realism How to Paint Contrast – Mind Games How to Paint Contrast – Hands On   Last night, I was ill with a cold, but had slept much of the afternoon.  I wanted to relax, but my brain was just not functioning the way I needed it to to start the next step of the druid turtle, so I picked up this painting and decided to do the next step.  I decided to follow Rhonda's advice and add another couple layers of zenithal lighting value to the red, airbrushing on a coat of Sunrise Orange and another of Candlelight Yellow.  Then, I went back with a brush and base-coated all of the skin areas with a blend of Brown Liner and Blue Liner (I never use pure black for natural blacks).       So this is my base starting point.  From here I plan on using glazes to develop the shadows and highlights, pushing the contrast further than I have ever gone before.   Challenges I see coming for me in this project:   Finding time; I have a lot of sculpts in the hopper between now and January, so progress may be slow between now and then. Developing enough contrast.  I have a tendency to think it is enough and stop too soon.  I really want to push it on this one.  Keep me honest folks! Black/near black.  I've never been very good at black, so having major areas of black scares the stuffing out of me, especially since I will be covering major areas of finished color with black squiggles to make the gila monster markings; that's going to hurt.   The next step will be developing the major red shadows.   I want to thank Rhonda one more time for teaching, inspiring, and challenging me to do this.  I honestly believe that this is one of my best sculpts; I want it to be my best paint job as well.
    • By wickedshifty
      This guy was so fun! 
      Mmmmm...and my uploader is broken. Sorry...I’ll try again later...
    • By Mutilatedlips
      Found this in a box at a friends house. He gave it to me for free, I eventually painted it up and gave it back for free. Painting is fun!
       

    • By Sanael
      From Lunch Sessions I, my basilisk. Such a fantastic sculpt from Julie Guthrie. Painted up to decent tabletop quality. I still need to clean up the base, but that'll happen in a batch with some others.
       
      These photos are skewed very yellow, not sure why.
       

  • Who's Online   12 Members, 2 Anonymous, 142 Guests (See full list)

×