Thank you so much for the information. I will totally use it, and I will post progress shots of my work once I start. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do yet. I've done a few sculpts in the past, but they were horrible. I didn't take the time to plan them out though. I didn't even sketch the ideas out. In fact, I have the links for them here:
I just bought an 18 piece set of stainless steel dental tools so that I can do some more detailed stuff. I am wanting to try chavant clay, but I don't have the money for that right now.
Thank you again.
Aw, you're very welcome :-)
You know, you shouldn't be too hard on yerself yer know? I actually think these sculpts are cute, and intricate as well. I can't work small, well I suppose I can but struggle with it a lot more. Anyway, yeah I like thes slug dude, he's funny. They're not horrible at all, quite the opposite my friend. The more you sculpt, the more you will learn and progress, I mean I'm still learning too. My early attempts were pretty awful.. in fact they're in the loft rotting away in a cardboard box.
And yes, chavant clay is soooooo nice to work with. I can't say which I think is better, Super Sculpey or Chavant because they're both different. But I suppose Chavant is more versatile.. you can melt it with heat, even with a naked flame, freeze it, microwave it.. Good stuff. Excellent for polishing and texturing! And yes dental tools are great because they have so many varied shapes. One of my favourite tools is like a flat head, sharp and chiselled shape.
Anyway, looking forward to seeing your work!!
Thank you for the kind words. I will definitely post my progress, and I will definitely be following your progress as well. Can't wait to see your current piece finished.
I'm still working on the back of the neck, top of the spine, head, horns and the fascial expressions. Still pretty sketchy, but I'm actually quite happy with the results so far. It's working for me! The whole process is starting to slow down now.
loving the concept of the dragon-man flat out amazing
man your stuff is really really good.
i admire the texture you get with your paints...very very well done man.
Thank you for your very kind words sir.
I love the amazing detail, and the facial expression is really well done! Bravo!
By the way, did you bake the horns before you attached them to the head?
I've made some more slight improvements to the face. Then started working on the back of the neck and the entire spinal column which I want sticking out. The tail is now extended with some extra wire and I started building up the left leg more.
I changed my mind about starting to put the detail in.. it's way too early for that phase. It's all going slowly but surely me thinks.
Impressive dragon!! Kenny, you are an incredible artist. The expresion of the dragon is very good, I love it. I like this modeling form, I think that is more funny to view because it begin with general forms and then the details appear step to step. I want to see the next advances. What do you use in the creation of the eyes? the eyes are made with metal, right?
a hug kenny!
Wow thank you.. it means coming from such an outstanding artist like you! And I always wanted to show a step by step progress for ages so I thought I'd makea an extra speacial effort getting out the tripod and camera every time I sculpt something! So yes it does look a bit funny at first doesn't it? I remember making a sculpture of a fox once about 11 years ago when I was an art student, and someone said to me, 'Hey Kenny, it looks like a drowned rat'. Little did they realise that it was just the beginning.
And how are you getting on with your project? Have you started your medusa sculpt yet? I really can't wait to see it.. I can speak on the behalf of everyone! We really reeeeaaaaaally want to see more from you!
Thank you once again for your support :-) and for the hugs!
(Hugs back) and best wishes friend!
I see we share horn sculpting techniques. The method really does produce some terrific results.
The weight of this is nice. A clear sense of strength in the limbs. And the "come and get some" posture complements the overall concept. Man, the snarling face is just perfect for this. Looking at it straight on is inspiring.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: You have a pure love of fantasy and it shines through in your work.
What is that you're watching on your monitor in the pictures from post #101?
... a cry went up into the shuddering air, and faded to a shrill wailing, passing with the wind, a voice bodiless and thin that died, and was swallowed up, and was never heard again in that age of this world.
And at first i made temporary horns as reference. Then I made another two set of horns to compare the sizes. It really is easier this way because it allows me to take the horns out and put them back in when I need to sculpt the neck.
Thanks again friend,
Ah hah! heh heh.. yeah well it's kinda funny coz I was conditioning a piece of hard clay between my fingers and noticed this funky little effect. So anyway, I remember looking at one of my animal anatomy books and there's this picture of a deer's skull with huge, 'simitars' sticking out it's head. I thought, 'ah haaaaaaaaah....' :-)
And i'm glad that you commented about the weight, because I was worried that it looked too weighty? But looking at it now I suppose it is okay(?) And I used reference of tigers and wolves snarling, both very different ways the muscles contract I noticed but both inspired me anyway. Also, isn't it funny how most animals look kinda sweet and innocent? But when they show their teeth.. woah.. I mean even a hamster has a huuuuuuge gob with little teeth. Heh.
And I'm really glad that you can see that I love fantasy so much because mate, I do 10000% all the way, a fantasy purist!!
And yeah, sometimes I have a film on my monitor and kind of half watch and watch listen.. The film was, 'In the name of a King: A dungeon seige tale'.. I was a bit er.. dissapointed.
Thanks again for taking such interest my friend :-)
As you can see, I've started defining how the spine will look. And for the third time, I've sculpted the hands again. I am now happy with this size! So I started putting in the tendons etc.
I've also put a little more detail in the leg and butt section.
This is looking fantastic my friend! Keeps getting better, it may be coincidence...but he reminds me of Falcor from Neverending story. In a good way...can't wait to see more!!!
Yer know.. I was trying to rack my brains of who Falcor is, and it was the long white dog/dragon wasn't it? Heh heh.. yeah I can see your point of view totally. It's a coincidence because reference I have used for the 'snarl' is from pictures of tigers and wolves. Maybe whoever deisgned Falcor thought the same thing maybe? But yeah, you have a good eye for observation and memory! That must make you a good artist eh? :-)
Best wishes and many thanks again!!
This is looking really pro. I was hooked on this thread since I saw your Minotaur with that amazing armor technique.
(Previously I'd never seen the individual pieces aside from various toys here and there [think Predator toys] and even then it was one or two pieces not molded on.)
It does look really amazing, and a second glance is giving me this "Evil Falcor" feeling, makes me want to toss in the Neverending Story again XD
You know has been a very pleasant surprise when I first started posting in this forum, because the level of skill on these forums is very high. I hought my posts would either be ignored or slaughtered even! But i've had nothing but encouragement and plenty of confidence building since being in here and it means a lot to me. So thank you buddy!
And yeah, I'd love to do more armour making, it wasn't as difficult as anticipated so I will make armour again. It was something I really wanted to make work for the Minotaur although I don't feel as though I did a good enough job on that sculpt. I'm But I guess that's how we all learn eh? I may still make armour for this sculpt, but I haven't really sat down and thought of a design yet. I just have a rough idea in my head. And I've never seen the predator toys in the flesh.. I didn't know taht you could take off the armour as well?! Wow. At that size it must've been difficult to sculpt for that particular artist? Amazing.
And on te subject of Never Ending Story, I'd love to watch that film again.. it was excellent! The sequels were dire in my opinion though!
Best wishes and many thanks again!
Nice stuff man. just one question, what's it made from?? cos it looks like its made from Fimo or something similar.
nice work though
Zodiac Master/ MageBoldrim
'Player two has entered the game.'
Haven't you got work?
'Player two has left the game.'
I love your work, Looking great so far.
Oh WOW Kenshiro, how did I miss this one?!! This guy is looking
absolutely bad@$$!!! Love the pose, the face,....just everything!
Keeping posting updated pics dude as I'm definitely looking forward
to seeing this progress. Again though, great, great job so far!
"It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool." - Calvin, Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
It reminds me a lot of a medieval gargoyle, but much better looking.
Me either. I get Super Sculpey in bulk, but never seen the firm in bulk. I use mostly super, but for some small areas that need extra detail or support (like teeth or spikes), I use firm. I agree, it is too expensive to use a lot of.Hey Magebolrim, Thank you buddy! And it's made from Super Sculpey. It's my favourite choice of clay. Although I haven't tried Sculpey Firm yet.. I buy in bulk because it works out a lot cheaper, but I can't seem to find anywhere that sells sculpey firm in bulk packs!
I've now started filling in the details! Yes.. at last! And it looks like I need to make another stand.. Bah. Anyway, as you can see I've started refining the muscles now.