Post by michka on Sept 18, 2015 6:28:00 GMT
Let's talk about the figure:
I love the face, I don't know if it is the light or the angle or if it is the face itself, but it almost has an elvish quality to it. Im not intirely sure what that quality is though...
Are you doing clothes? It kind of looks like he has a shirt and pants on. If that is the case will you be defining them?
I have really only have two pieces of constructive criticism: The neck may be a little long (thought I am no expert with proportions). And will you be smoothing out the sculpt more? Have you tried olive oil and colour shapers yet... it works great.
Again, I am very impressed and it is an improvement over the last one. Keep it up!
Thank you curufin. I think your a pretty damn good sculptor in your own right. The figures you've made have been really good, and the accessories just blow me away.
Super Sculpey shapes easier for me. I use the flesh colored stuff, rather then the Firm. The grey mix of classic white and classic black Fimo is much firmer then I'm use to, and it crumbles a bit when I try to push it like I would SS. I really need to use more water while working the clay. Or maybe olive oil. I hadn't tried that yet. I am starting to get the hang working the mixed Fimo. (I still haven't figured out what proportions of white to black Tom Mason uses. It's not one to one, that's for sure.)
I hadn't noticed the elven quality before. It's probably the slant of the eyes and eyebrow ridge. And he does have some serious ears.
I am going to add clothing eventually. I ended up making the shirt sleeves just so I knew where the wrists would be. The pants are there too, but I haven't defined the belt yet. I'll define those when I decide what he's wearing.
Thank you for noticing the neck. This is one of those things I have problems seeing. Now that you mention it the neck is too long. Looks like he's gonna be wearing a turtleneck. Anatomy and proportions have always been a bugaboo for me. Believe it or not I have done a lot of smoothing on this guy. It's just that I keep adding fingerprints while I'm fixing other stuff. Next time I'll have to try the olive oil.
Thank you so much for the constructive criticism. I hope I wasn't too defensive, because this is exactly what I wanted.