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Completed Inuit woman and baby

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mil-mart, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Along with the previous sculpt the buffalo soldier this next bust has been suggested by Jose at minuteman models. It's an Inuit woman and baby.
    I normally try to get as much of a facial likeness as possible but in this case whilst pushing around the putty I decided to stop at this , IMHO I think she looks more Native American Indian than the picture.:confused:
    Many thanks for looking and I welcome all comments , suggestions and critique.
    Cheers Ken

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  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    The NW coast Native Americans are vastly under represented in the figure realm IMO. I'm still waiting on a killer bust with a raven mask or the like! Good on ya Ken!

    Jay H.
  3. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    She has a lot more symmetry to her face now Ken. Looking forwards to having a look Thursday.
    Carl.
  4. jimias A Fixture

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    Greece
    Great start and a really great subject. Beautiful.
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  5. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Jay, Carl and Dimitrios .

    Cheers guys appreciated
    Ken
  6. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    A great subject. Looking great so far Ken.
  7. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Definitely of to a good start mate, looking forward to seeing the babies head, something i havent tried before and i like the fact you dont mind leaving your comfort zone to try new challenges, i am sure you will manage it well mate.

    Steve
  8. TWOMOONS Active Member

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    United-States
    Love it...I've done four of this very subject over the years,,,just a compelling subject. You look like you will do it great justice...great beginning.
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    This is really looking good.
    As i hear on History Channel the other day that menkind was almost gone trough the eruption of the Trova.
    Only 3000 people should survived the vulcanic winter. (so they say)
    So we are all from the same DNA. So the inuit can look identicall to the Native American. Both tribes where not common involved with other white tribes.

    Marc
  10. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Guy, Steve and Phil, many thanks guys great to know it's going in the right direction. Although Steve I think the baby's gonna be the most challenging.:(

    Cheers Ken
  11. sirhogr Member

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    Greece
    Great start Ken! Waiting for the progress
  12. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marc, sorry nearly missed your comments, we posted the same time. Many thanks.
    George, thanks, will be more progress pics tomorrow.

    Cheers Ken
  13. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    I am no expert on the facial features of a Native American Indian (NAI) person. Sometimes I get the feeling that American TV and movies cast actors irresponsibly and incorrectly, which adds to the confusion...

    I do think the sculpt here is closer in general impression to the intended subject. On the other hand, it does seem ok to identify the lady in the picture as NAI too...

    An Oriental with minority blood myself, I spend considerable time and effort studying the different facial features of populations within Asia. The easiest thing is to tell a Chinese from a Japanese and from a Korean. Just as easily, one can distinguish a Northern Chinese from a Southern Chinese.

    Two Oriental girls, both 1/8 German, can look very, very different, as one is Japanese and the other Cantonese. They are both pretty, but the camera is more kind to one than the other.

    This is a rocket science...
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  14. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Michael, Many thanks .
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Here's my latest pics, more to follow.
    Cheers Ken

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  16. dArtagnan A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Looks promising, will follow your progress, mate!
    Cheers,
    Eddy
  17. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Great start on a diferent subject.:)
  18. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks Eddy and Pedro.

    Cheers Ken
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  19. Mark S Guest

    Just be sure to leave the cigarette out when it comes to the baby Ken, they don't all smoke.:D

    Brilliant subject for a bust Ken, and your progress looks great.
    Well done so far and I'll be watching closely for the finished piece.(y)
  20. TWOMOONS Active Member

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    United-States
    Inuit are considered the last group to cross the Bering Strait... why else why live in a frozen wasteland?
    The theory is the epicanthic fold is more prominent in Inuit and even Siberians to some extent, because of the low angle of the sun in those latitudes; therefore, the Inuit would and could look more Asiatic than say , a Huron or a Lenni Lenape.
    The face is fine, and looks great for a Native North American...of almost any tribe.
    I have done Inuit babies and I will tell you from experience: don't do to much fiddling around with features..it makes them look older. The least amount of features you can get away with, the better off you are, Ken. Just a suggestion.

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