Here are some photos of the "work in progress".
And here is the sketch that the sculpture is based upon (the creature is entirely a product of my imagination ^^)
My scanner is acting up, so the sketch didn't turn out that well when it was scanned, but you can see the general idea.
So, now I'd be very happy to get some crits, since this is my very first I see it more as an "experiment".
Last edited by fruitdot; August 28th, 2008 at 11:23 AM.
the experiment was a success, fruitdot. your beginning shows a lot of potential. keep it up! one question though, how does your creature move since its two legs are one infront of the other?
All right Fruitdot!!
So you (finally) made it.
Off to an interesting start.
You need to get your camera to focus on the horse-creature - not the sofa ;-)
Godt gået kammerat!!
It doesn't move. It's a tree-creature, the legs are tree-trunks. I guess it roots to the ground and awaits its prey. That's what the flower on the head is for- to attract the unknowing victims. :p
No, honnestly I haven't really thought of it. xD I just thought it looked cool. :p
An attempt at a more "detailed" picture,
but my camera is bad at getting good focus on close-ups... :/
i have the same problem...try using windows picture edit to crop photo...juct a suggestion. nad i like the backstory on this guy...nice touch!
By all means - stick to your treetrunk-explanation. Its your creature after all...
Just to warn you: I ended up buying a new camera - it can be a pretty expensive hobby this one ;-)
too true, aseyngel!
Thanks for the tips guys!
So, the creature is progressing. At the moment I am working on the flower and the vines on its head. ^^
Here's a photo of the flower on its head. I tried cropping the photo, but I apparently don't have PS on this computer so I had to use MS Paint. :/ And it didn't turn out that well...
So I took another photo from a farther distance, and then zoomed in instead. The details are more visible on this photo.
By the way, how do you attach thumbnails?
Okay, here are a couple more photos, with better focus than the previous, of my creature and its progression.
Wow, this whole sculpting business is just way too much fun! ^^
Anyway, thought I might share the background to this creature. I first created it in 2003 and called it "Växtdemon" or translated "Plant demon". Then I found my original sketch a few weeks ago and redrew it; added some things and took away other things and made the creature more detailed.
In 2003 I had also written some "facts" about the creature. They were:
"Lives in tropical rainforests. Is often misstaken for a tropical plant. The flower on its head attracts insects which the demon devours."
Length: approx. 1,2 metres
Weight: 15-20 kilograms
Diet: Different kinds of insects
Just thought it could be fun to share.
Also, in 2003 I drew a total of 12 "demons". It'll be interesting to see if I decide to sculpt them all.
very cool...i like it, i really like it!
OK - working fast are we?
Photos are much better now ;-)
I had the same experience as you: this is so fun! And I keep deciding that I need to do one of those - and one of that - all the time. The list just gets longer....
Looking good so far - by all means - do all twelve of them.
Husk at du kan glatte overfladen med sprit eller terpentin - forsigtig!!
More photos. Now I've added the back leg and also added some color. I'd love some feedback on the paint job!
For those who are interested, my creature is near completion.
All that is missing now is the rest of the paint, and the vines that'll be sticking out of its back. Feedback is really appreciated!
And the newest photo so far:
Last edited by fruitdot; June 16th, 2008 at 05:15 PM.
You might consider blending the two colours on the tail and lower stomac (well not the same blend of course) by applying thin layers of both paints in the border-area. (You will eventually have to learn to do that anyway ;-)
I believe you are pretty much "on-sketch" which is good for a first-sculpt.
Thanks for the blending tip! This is the first time I've ever painted a sculpt, and I am very new with paint in general too, so all tips are appreciated!
Last edited by fruitdot; June 16th, 2008 at 07:11 PM.
you are moving along a supersonic speeeeeed!!!!!! that it looking fabulous by the way! excellent work. i do agree about blending your colors a bit...but this is a wonderful first project, fruitdot. keep it up!
I'm so happy that you like my work,
it means a lot coming from experienced sculptors like you!
I've been following many projects on this site for a long time. It took a while before I actually got the courage to try something of my own.
I guess I'm working so fast because I'm too excited, haha, I want to see my creature finally "come to life". ^^
i;m not experienced at all. at least not with sculpting.i've only been doing this for a little while, and right now i'm only working on my second sculpt ever. i mean aside from grade school rubbish. i've been into art for as long as i can remember though, went to an arts high school...art is everything to me! my real name is Siddiq.
and your excitement is fantastic, it is always great to channel your energy into something you're passionate about, right?
I'm still a novice when it comes to most forms of art, except music and the written word. Those are two arts that I do master. ^^
My real name is Sabrina, nice meeting you here in cyber space Siddiq. :p
Yes, I agree that it is great to channel the artistic energy... I've felt like this many times with my music and writing...
what kind of things do you write Sabrina? i'm about two-thirds of the way through my first novel right now...maybe you could take a read sometime. it's your basic sci-fi/fantasy story...
i have a friend who just visited your country...she thinks i'd love it there! i hope to visit Sweden one day...maybe soon.
keep at it. your sculpting that is...oh i noticed one thing on your design that you left out of the sculpt...the bark lines on the legs. are you going to paint them on?
it is a pleasure to meet you here in the world of cyber as well,
Sure, I'd love to read your novel if you'd let me!
Hmm, I haven't decided if I should include the bark lines on the legs or not yet... I have done some carvings on the legs that aren't that visible in the photos tho, but we'll see.
How fun that she liked Sweden, it is a very nice country with many things to see. Lots of nature, maybe that's why I was inspired to make such a nature-related creature too, who knows? :p
i can't wait to read your stuff Sabrina! do you have an e-mail address? that would be the easiet way for me to send you my book...
thanks a bunch,
Yet another update. Now it's very, very near completion. Only a few details and some paint on the head left.
Clumsy me accidentally "hit" the tongue with my hand while concentrating on painting the face, so the tongue became loose. I've corrected this by "glueing" it with a very, very small amount of clay. So, my creature is yet again going back in the oven. xP
Yay, finally it's finished!! ^^ (I know it didn't really take me long to make it, but I'm still happy! ;p)
Here are a couple of photos, will add more, better pics later.