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Author Topic: A few of my humble Lovecraftian creations (photo heavy)  (Read 48992 times)
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« Reply #100 on: August 01, 2012, 07:28:31 pm »


Fascinating!

Explorers have always used their imaginations to extrapolate creatures from the clue of a tentacle or bone.  Carry on cryptozoologists!
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« Reply #101 on: August 15, 2012, 05:37:20 am »

I was browsing Michael's for art supplies today, and came across a life-sized molded resin skeleton hand ($.3.99) in their Halloween section. Needless to say, once I break out the paint and latex, the real fun will begin.

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« Reply #102 on: November 08, 2012, 12:03:25 pm »

I know its been awhile since I posted in this thread, but here's a preview of a current mask WIP.


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« Reply #103 on: November 08, 2012, 12:44:38 pm »

Looks good!
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« Reply #104 on: November 09, 2012, 07:57:23 pm »

Ah, Innsmouth. Land of Enchantment!
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« Reply #105 on: November 09, 2012, 07:59:55 pm »

Ah, Innsmouth. Land of Enchantment!
I've always suspected a connection between this charming seaside resort and the success of the US swim team at the Olympics..
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« Reply #106 on: November 09, 2012, 09:11:11 pm »

This ones meant to be a bit cartoony, since thats what the customer asked for. Kinda wish I hadn't gone for black with the primer coat though.
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« Reply #107 on: November 15, 2012, 09:39:06 am »

The detail in your work is pure art sir! I tip my hat to you.
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« Reply #108 on: November 21, 2012, 06:21:22 pm »

Man, you sir have talent! Your projects look like so much fun!

I am in love with that treasure box monster thing. So DnD'ish!!
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« Reply #109 on: November 22, 2012, 10:25:25 am »

Thanks guys. My camera was on loan to a friend when the mask was finished, so I wasn't able to get photos. However, the customer has promised to snap some pics and send them to me. So as soon as those arrive, I'll be sharing them.
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« Reply #110 on: November 28, 2012, 12:11:37 pm »

My friend came through with a photo! This guy is currently hanging on their bathroom door.

 
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« Reply #111 on: November 28, 2012, 01:30:07 pm »

Sounds rather fishy to me. Grin

Looks good.
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« Reply #112 on: December 05, 2012, 10:55:31 am »

I was inspired by someones Vampire Hunters kit to create this little turn-of-the-century bedside holy water container.






 I'm not a fan of traditional vampires, but I imagine that a Star Vampire attack would probably set the more superstitious locals scrambling for protection from the undead.

 Hoping to get  something for this one on Ebay, as I'm rather hurting for income right now.
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« Reply #113 on: December 05, 2012, 12:25:32 pm »

And here's a sneak peek at my next project.




 Many thanks to Pocko, who's Undead Skeleton Model gave me some valuable references for sculpting a skull.
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« Reply #114 on: December 15, 2012, 01:56:36 pm »

Trollface? Or another work in progress?

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« Reply #115 on: December 18, 2012, 08:40:39 pm »

Really surprising, I do look forward to discovering more of your creations... Cheesy
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« Reply #116 on: December 19, 2012, 04:16:32 pm »

Thank you sir. I was beginning to wonder if anyone even bothered looking at this thread.


 Here's the next stage in my current 'Face in a box' creation.

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« Reply #117 on: December 19, 2012, 07:22:52 pm »

What materials are you using?

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« Reply #118 on: December 19, 2012, 08:40:09 pm »

Your latest chap looks a lot like Fluthlu of mspaintadventures fame:

Clearly based on Lovecraft mythology, but still, it just reminds me specifically of this guy.
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« Reply #119 on: December 20, 2012, 03:49:05 am »

What materials are you using?

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Lets see, this one is plain Skulpey over an aluminum foil and wire armature. It'll eventually get a coating of  epoxy, tissue paper, and white glue to give it a texture and help strengthen it.

The teeth are casts of my own. I bit into a ball of unbaked Skulpey, brushed it with olive oil, then filled it with 2-part epoxy.

The eyes are just hematite beads from the loca1 fabric shop.
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« Reply #120 on: December 20, 2012, 04:12:41 am »

I almost never use the Plan sculpy.   I use a lot of Super sculpy in my work but I do not like how the Plan sculpy feels or handles.   Do you find it holds up ok.


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« Reply #121 on: December 20, 2012, 10:24:52 am »

I almost never use the Plan sculpy.   I use a lot of Super sculpy in my work but I do not like how the Plan sculpy feels or handles.   Do you find it holds up ok.


JJ

It seems to. Of course I usually give it a coat of some protective material to be on the safe side. For things like small horns and teeth that break easily, I use epoxy putty.

I'll probably switch to Super Skulpy next time I need to restock.
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« Reply #122 on: December 20, 2012, 08:53:22 pm »

I have switched more and more to Epoxy putty (Aves Apoxey Sculpt) for a lot of my Work.  At first I just used it for small peices that where easy to break, but now I use for just about anything that is going to handled much. I switched when I started finding I was haveing peices getting broken from being packed and taken to shows.   I also found that if I buy it in bulk I can get apoxey sculpt at close to the same price per pound.  I have used the Super Sculpy as an armature and then the Apoxey sculp over top.   

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« Reply #123 on: December 21, 2012, 04:42:15 am »

 Others have suggested I give epoxy clay a try. I should really look into it once finances aren't as tight. A lot more sturdy, and hopefully a lot less chalky.

 So for now I'm trying to smooth out the tentacles and patch all the indentations and pits. Keeripes I don't know how sculptors do it.
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« Reply #124 on: December 21, 2012, 06:13:47 am »

Yes you should do you have a link to Aves web site?   If the  you do not like the chalkiness of the sculpy you Really need to try the super sculpy.  The chalkiness is why I can not stand plan sculpy.     Also as a sculptor remember Smooth is a texture and it is the hardest texture to make look right.  Another tip do not try and go straight from the rough sculp to a smooth texture.  Use a medium texture in between before going to a smooth texture.  I have often found I even like a light texture better than smooth. 

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