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Got some excellent advice from the DOUBLE-BARREL CRITIQUES thread ( https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86652-double-barrel-critiques/ ) ; sorry I haven't been posting often, but I *have* been working on the guy off and on! 

First, some preliminary smoothing with Liquid Green Stuff to even out some fingerprints, also bulked up the loot sack to be more of a repurposed pillowcase (and also in line with gravity).
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You'll also notice those pockets, while not perfect, are less mismatched, and likewise for the butt cheeks. Apparently when I half-broccoli a job, I *literally* half-broccoli it! 

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The face and mask got a complete rework; @TaleSpinner was correct that it got way flatter than it needed to. I trimmed some of the surface-tension roundness off the edges of thesleeves and gloves in an attempt to crisp up the edges.

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You can also see that the right calf is much straighter now; no more dog-leg. Left thigh is also a bit better filled, it was too skinny previously.


 

Started softening up a bit of the muscle tone and filled in some holes in the torso-flab. At @Rainbow Sculptor's advice, I'm putting some triangular motifs in there; the shirt is shaping up to be a V-neck with a couple of triangular tatters at the sleeves and hem. Also shaved about a millimeter off the shoe soles. 
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Needs some cleanup and smoothening, but it's headed in the right direction now! Ooh, and I can cut those U-bottomed back pockets into V-bottoms!

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Yes!  Lots of improvements.  You really took the critiques to heart.  Sorry, my response took so long; I was in the Boundary Waters all last week.

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1 hour ago, Rainbow Sculptor said:

Wow! Really great improvement! You definitely leveled up this sculpt, you should be proud!

 

I agree.  I'm looking forward to the next one.

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7 hours ago, Rainbow Sculptor said:

Wow! Really great improvement! You definitely leveled up this sculpt, you should be proud!

Thank you! He's not done yet, but SO much better. 

8 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

Yes!  Lots of improvements.  You really took the critiques to heart.  Sorry, my response took so long; I was in the Boundary Waters all last week.

Thanks!! I would be quite the sillybilly to ask for advice from the experts and not take it! Hope the Boundary Waters were fun.

As I was scalpeling around the gloves, I dug too greedily and too deep, and cut the bag hand off. It was not a good hand, so I took the opportunity to get back to my original plan (left hand sack, right hand crowbar).  Also was able to smooth out some previously hard-to-reach bits. Took the crowbar hand off, cut down much of the original luchador metal left hand, and wrapped some right-hand fingers around that core. 

The crowbar is just resting in place here. 
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Chopped the bag hand up and restarted it and the crinkled bag top.
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Here's one possible position for those hands. Hope it improves the visual flow: 
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Loving the changes to the hands! He feels both more aggressive and more weighted/clumsy so job well done. The face looks much cleaner and easier to read after your edits as well. Be careful with the flare/cuff of his gloves. You want them to read as part of the glove not like a bangle/bracelet so make sure you smooth them together. Some little wrinkles to indicate the wear from bending at the joint is plenty to communicate the glove. 

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Going to do some more editing on the right forearm and the gloves--but before finalizing the forearm muscles, I'd like y'all's opinion. Which looks better to you?

Position A:
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...or Position B: 

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C: neither of the above (insert alternative answer here)

What's your verdict? 

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Well, that's pretty unanimous! So be it! 

On 7/1/2019 at 10:01 AM, Corsair said:

I like the look o B better, but A will be easier to paint!

Not to worry, I'll paint the hands separately and glue them on later. The poll was so I knew if I needed to redo the forearm muscles. 

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