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That the 4th one is great!  The muscles on the  left leg draped over the rock look awesome!  I’d say she looks like a runner, but I guess she’d be more of a swimmer. ::):

 

Are these going to be cast in resin?  What scale are they going to be? (if you can say)

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12 minutes ago, rubegon said:

That the 4th one is great!  The muscles on the  left leg draped over the rock look awesome!  I’d say she looks like a runner, but I guess she’d be more of a swimmer. ::):

 

Are these going to be cast in resin?  What scale are they going to be? (if you can say)

Thank You! They will be scaled to a 34mm figure if they were standing to help them read well in their more crouched positions.

 

Here's the new updated group shot:

https://i.postimg.cc/c6yYyqbh/Group-Shot-Update-2.jpg

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13 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

I like the gill slits on the sides of the ribs. Perfect placement for them in a humanoid.  Usually artists put them on the neck, which when you think about makes little sense.  This way the water passes through what in humans is the lung cavity, but in these would be modified to gills and exits on their sides.  Nice design element.

 

Keep in mind though that gills do not work like lungs in humans, they do not hold water inside of them at all times and exchange gases through alveoli. Creatures with gills take in water through their mouths and immediately force the water out and across their gills. It actually would make a lot of sense for gills to be on a humanoid's neck much how they are located relatively close to the mouths of real world creatures. Of course this is fantasy and all so a Nereid could totally have her gills on the side of her torso, and it looks good on these sculpts, but putting gills on the neck is also a sensible choice. I actually put the gills on the necks of the Tritons that I sculpted.

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I have to say, @Rainbow Sculptor, I'm amazed at how fast you work. Forget John Wick... you are a woman of focus... commitment... sheer will. Concept art should call you Baba Yaga.

 

Out of curiosity to better understand the process, once you have all four nereids done, you'll send them to the client for approval, and revisions will follow? Will they do test printing before asking for revisions?

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3 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

I have to say, @Rainbow Sculptor, I'm amazed at how fast you work. Forget John Wick... you are a woman of focus... commitment... sheer will. Concept art should call you Baba Yaga.

 

Out of curiosity to better understand the process, once you have all four nereids done, you'll send them to the client for approval, and revisions will follow? Will they do test printing before asking for revisions?

Thank you! To be fair this time of year is my crunch time and I'm hyper focused on work. I'm putting in 10 or more hours a day on top of mom/wife duty so...my house isn't very clean haha Once this workload dies off a bit I'll go back to a more reasonable work schedule, take weekends and have an evening cut off time. 

 

As far as process goes, the art director (and often the concept artist) and I are in contact relatively frequently throughout the sculpt time. I will get any major design decisions and things approved before committing to them to save everyone involved time and effort. That said, even the best laid plans will hit snags. After this set is completed (from my end) the files will be sent to the company. They will do a test print and make sure everything is water tight and sized appropriately. If there's an issue there it will get sent back to me for corrections. If not, they will send it to whoever is doing the casting. At that point it's a pretty safe bet that my job is done however there is always a chance that further revisions will need to be made.

 

I hope that answered your question. Keep in mind I'm still relatively new to this, so my experiences with the post production steps are limited.  

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New morning, new nereid! I realized after the last one that I needed to do a little bit of reposing on this last one to make it easier on myself for covering any naughty bits. So some quick fidgeting with the mannequin got that sorted and then it was time to make the face. I wanted a very coy/flirty look. For some reason the original face that I have for these really reminded me of Margot Robbie and her sly confident sexiness. I really wanted to ramp up that expression on this last one. Here's the pose alterations I made:

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I like showing the original head and then how i've customized it for each one. It may not seem drastically different but i think when you compare them they each have something special/unique about them. This is one of those areas where I do utilize my digital tools (I don't have to completely resculpt the head everytime) but I do tweak each one and approach it as a new character each time so that hopefully there's a decent amount of variation and they don't feel too repetitive.

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Put em together and what have you got? Bibbity Bobbity BOO!

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6 hours ago, Rainbow Sculptor said:

Here's the final Nereid all finished up! 

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Check out the final group photo of all these lovely ladies here:

https://i.postimg.cc/J0cV86Vb/Final-Group-Shot.jpg

 

Thank you guys for following along, it was really fun to be able to share some of my process and thoughts behind the designs. This was a really fun project! I'll be sure to update this thread with information about how to get a set of these when they go into production!

 

Waitaminit!  I just saw a very familiar-looking nereid in the latest B5 update!  Are these going to be in the Deep Depths expansion?!?

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6 minutes ago, rubegon said:

 

Waitaminit!  I just saw a very familiar-looking nereid in the latest B5 update!  Are these going to be in the Deep Depths expansion?!?

 

I think at the very least we know who the client is...  :poke:

 

I was similarly excited to recognize that head in the Bones 5 teaser.  

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22 minutes ago, rubegon said:

 

Waitaminit!  I just saw a very familiar-looking nereid in the latest B5 update!  Are these going to be in the Deep Depths expansion?!?

 

HMMM.......Maybe ;)

 

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These are great! I love them so much.

 

If I could pick one nit, it's that the "mermaid hair" on the fishnetted one is stuck to her breasts in defiance of gravity. I realize it's a concession to modesty, but it strikes me as odd.

 

The expression on the last one is fantastic!

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