Post by John Everett on Dec 10, 2015 11:36:12 GMT -5
That's the thing you will discover about sculpting your own characters, it's FUN AS HELL!
I like your technique of using stranded wire instead of solid wire. It seems that the Milliput would stick more aggressively to the coils. The problem with stranded wire is that it can be so flexible as to lose the character's correct position.
Did you do anything special with the armature to stiffen it?
If praise and ridicule did not exist, who would you be?
Post by kaytermarram on Dec 10, 2015 14:41:18 GMT -5
What pose are you aiming exactly at? One more tip is: You can soft out and make very smooth transitions with a wet finger. Dip the finger in water, dry it a bit with tissue and you can smooth out the sculpey. Works wonders when you want a clean underground for adding details or a smooth surface.
Thanks for your reply John, the stranded wire is quite stiff and once covered with Milliput it's rock solid.
Thanks Frank, I use water to give the belly a smooth tummy but tomorrow more Milliput will be applied so practically everything will be covered before I pick up the Magic Sculp. The pose will be quite at ease as this is my first sculpting attempt, the challenge is already big enough imho.
Today I've tried to add more interest to the boots, I want to give them a worn, scruffy and repaired look with a lot of patches. Later on I will add a wire with bells to one of them. It's a fantasy figure after all and they will make the figure more colorful and interesting.
I prepared a couple of tooth pics to apply the patches, and an old brush came in handy for some texture.
Nothing beats a well dressed toad warrior! I like the bells.
Haha..nice touch Guy! This toad is getting festive! Just to add to your crazy ideas (my turn Frank lol)...have you thought about giving toad a long smoking pipe? I'm pretty certain a toad warrior with bells on his feet must be smoking something quite unhealthy! Croak?hehehe
The footwork looks great Guy, really nice sculpting of the bells. It's not until you start sculpting with your own two hands that you realise how difficult the whole process really is. I have the up most respect for those who give this facet of modelling a go, keep up the good work my old friend!!