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I do like the idea of a smaller breed of griffin sort of bred for companionship and as a hunting ally. I mean it's hardly fair to compare a full grown grey wolf to a Pomeranian but they share ancestry.

My advice: Sculpt it sized well compositionally with your main figure and don't fret about how canonical it is with other figures out there. 

Griffin size aside, I love the flow and action you're getting even in these early stages. I love that you are tackling ethnic differences and it seems like you've found some key features to really communicate that well. I don't believe you for a second that you can't sculpt as small as you want (I've seen your tiniest figure).

Are you already considering basing/display elements? If so, have you worked out your overall composition yet? Will this be mainly used as a game piece or as a show piece or are you wanting to do both with it? Will she need a flying base to support the pose you've chosen?or are you considering building up elements on a standard base to support the pose?

 

Sorry for the 20 questions, she looks great and I'm excited to see it progress!

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13 hours ago, Rainbow Sculptor said:

Sorry for the 20 questions, she looks great and I'm excited to see it progress!

 

No no, I love your 20 questions! I'm always up for sculpting critique. <3 

 

Okaaaay, we know I could sculpt that tiny, now that I've done it once already. But this will be my first time sculpting feathers; I don't want to go too wild.

 

I think your suggestion to sculpt to the composition is an excellent one. I'm happy with their general poses, though I've been tweaking Kiara a bit as I am underpinning. I haven't made the armature for Tierney yet since I haven't settled on his size.

 

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Are you already considering basing/display elements? If so, have you worked out your overall composition yet? Will this be mainly used as a game piece or as a show piece or are you wanting to do both with it? Will she need a flying base to support the pose you've chosen?or are you considering building up elements on a standard base to support the pose?

 

.. Aaaaahhh. See, this is one of the many reasons I appreciate you. :lol: I just make stuff. 

 

- I haven't.

- Kind of...? I want them attacking in the same direction, but I wouldn't be opposed to them leaping away to different offscreen targets if it looked better.

- She's going to be my sculpting entry for ReaperCon so I can bug all the sculptors :D but she'll ultimately be my gaming piece.

- I was hoping that I could run a wire through Tierney's very fluffy and feathery tail to the ground as support, but if it looks better with him farther off the ground, I could build off and out from her arm or something.

 

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Green stuff is so weeeeird. I like that it doesn't crumble on me though. My polymer clays all crumble.

 

I've gotten a bit farther with underpinning - she has some vaguely shaped legs and hips now - but I made her hips too big again haha. Always with the pelvis and hips. I like sculpting them and I get carried away. She'll be leaning forward a bit more too, but I keep messing with those wires and I don't want to touch them anymore.

 

We're moving next weekend so progress will be slow!

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I liiiive! We still have a ton to unpack, but I've got my sculpting corner all set up. I'll post again later once I've got it decorated!

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Of course, Kai has immediately tried to use all sorts of tactics to get inside this cat-free room.

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And this is my test sizing for Tierney. I shoved a bunch a little metal bits into a lump of clay to make his wings and legs but they kept falling off LOL. So here's a phone scribble. I think a little bit smaller? He might be okay. His body size seems to be fine but those wings!! So much space!

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Love the new space!!! I think you're right, the figures seem to flow well together but the wing size is making it compete with the main figure. I think you should decide what you want your main focal point to be and build everything else to support that. Excited to see this coming together!!

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