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WIP Critique Cursing the gods

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by pokrad, May 26, 2011.

  1. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    This time I'll try with 1/9 ( I think I'm ready to try a bit smaller scale).
    Piece is inspired by book "Veli Jože" from the same writer (Vladimir Nazor) as the last bust was.
    I'll try to work as Antonio suggested - not concentrating on details or limbs, but rather work from rough volume of complete piece and refining it...
    For now only the pose can be seen:

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    Attached Files:

  2. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    looks fine to me.

    good luck with this fella!

    René
  3. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice start :)
  4. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    This is only 1 hour of work, I was literally "hitting" the armature with those huge muscle masses according to my anatomy map. Did not bother smoothing, blending, not even a symmetry. At the end of the process I was pretty surprised, as the darn thing took it's shape all by itself :)
    Sure, there are errors, and the method will require more practice, but from decent distance it already looks like a human to me :)

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    Crits and suggestions are welcome !
  5. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    He is on the move...ready to make movement the way his legs are standing.
    this is what you want or rather static pose Darko..?

    Rene
  6. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Ok, I will reveal the whole story ;)

    He is a Galley slave, stepping out of the sea after his galley being sunk.
    He is happy to be alive and finally free, but cursing the gods for killing all of his friends. He will have chains on both of his hands, and probably a broken paddle still atached to the chain...
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  7. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    allright!

    the figure is based on a myth, he does look however never having suffered from this captivity, I mean..he looks verrrry healthy :)

    I say, for expression, let him look thinner, exhausted.

    but he could also be a well built galleyslave ;-)
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  8. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Are you going to paint him also? I didn't know if you painted your final pieces. Man, I love where this is going and already have the finished piece pictured in my head.
  9. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    I'm very bad painter, the only thing I painted was "faux bronze" on medieval warrior bust (check the thread, I posted the pics:
    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38837&page=14 ).
    However, this Saturday will be modellers competition in Zagreb, and one of my friends painted "Tigar 1991" bust for that competition.
    I'll post the pictures as soon as I get them...
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  10. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Rene he will be thinner as the next step is "blending" and this means taking material from to much exaggerated muscles.
    However I want him to look very strong...after all he is the only one that survived ;)
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  11. antonio argudo Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    nice start Darko, will be great to follow this one, keep the good mate!!!
  12. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Couple of hours work more:

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    Still ignoring the details, just concentrating on huge volumes...
    Something is wrong around hips and in the back, but I'm working on it ;)
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  13. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    take some pics of yourself with stative, you will see what's wrong.
  14. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Huh, thx Rene very much, my wife just called psychiatrist because he found me taking naked pictures of myself :) :) :)
  15. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I sometimes like to do this in bustes.
    I found out in Goeths' bust, the mirrorscene, there were things that not immediately are shown in the movie.

    it's no shame.
    As long as you don't post them ;-)

    René
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  16. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    :) :) :)

    It's damn shame that we'll never have a beer together, as you are one of a few that I would really like to drink with (and I do not even like a beer that much) ;)
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  17. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    hm...never say never....heard that Croatia is a beautiful holiday purpose...and so can be Holland.

    are you a good photographer?


    :)
  18. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    My apologies for interrupting you two. ;)
    Great work on the musculature,
    Carl.
  19. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Well Rene, if you ever come here, the beer is on me ;)

    Carl, sorry, I admit I got carried away, "strictly business" from now on ;)

    I think I "recognized" problematic areas, new pics soon...
  20. BionicCow Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Both places sound like a great place to visit!

    I will say the sculpt is coming along nicely!

    It may be the photos that make it appear so but it looks as though he is planting too much weight on his forward leg specifically at the knee. Its a very uncomfortable pose to hold for too long because of the amount of pressure exerted on the knee.

    If the shin angle is reduced it will help, or possibly adjusting it to make it appear as though he is "falling" more so.

    You could also raise the knee more, that would also stabilize him.

    It may seem to some like a fussy comment however I think the knee is actually a key element of the pose as it will dictate the amount of "strength" and thus "anger" in the pose.

    Alex

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