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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by garyjd, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Here's a profile.
  2. yeo_64 Active Member

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    NICE,Gary (y) ! Cheers.
    Kenneth :)
  3. y_wong New Member

    Dear Gary, I'm still with you, picking up tips along the way. Excellent.

    regards :lol:
  4. Kreston Active Member

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    Gary, thanks for taking the time to photograph and post your in-progress work. This is fascinating to watch!

    Kreston
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Kreston, Thanks for the kind words.~Gary

    Little progress today as I continue to refine the hat. The final shape is almost there. The hat cords will follow it up.
  6. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Gary,
    I am in awe...
    Watching you take a clump of clay and sculpt that into a figger is amazing; and then to actually "see" you do it, it's even more amazing to me. Your work is incredible! ;)
    All the best my friend...

    Patrick
  7. JCOX Active Member

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    Gary,

    It's been awhile since I've posted anything, but I've been watching this thread with great interest. You once again have a very excellent and informative sculpt that is progressing nicely. Thanks for sharing your talent and technique.

    -jim cox
  8. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Patrick & Jim, Thanks for the kind words, It's makes it all worthwhile that people not only enjoy it but feel they can come away with something after viewing it.~Gary
  9. callum Member

    Hi there Gary,

    Iv'e just picked up on this thread and I'm pretty impressed. Your series of photos makes great viewing and I can't wait to see the next ones.

    This site is great in that you can see so much of whet other sculptors are doing and as soon as I work out this digital photogaphy I hope to post some of my own.

    Keep up the good work.
  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    While I'm finishing up some ornamentation on the hat I thought I'd move on to the shirt sleeve. While not the most detailed sbs I hope it at least provides one way to approach folds.

    I start off with a roughed in arm and what eventually become the hand. Try to get this as close to the actual size of the figures arm as possible. I also go over it with rough sandpaper and a little scoring with an x-acto to give additional layers of sculpey something to hang onto.
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I coat the rough arm with Sculpey Diluent (a liquid that makes sculpey soft) which helps the sculpey to adhere to the arm. The next step is the addition of several pieces of sculpey that will make up the initial sleeve shape.
  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Care must be given to get the sculpey just the right thickness while leaving enough to work up the sleeve.
  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I mark off the areas where the main folds will be being mindful of the direction(s) the folds will foll based on the attitude of the arm.

    Here is a profile of the arm.
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Three quarter view.
  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    These main folds are almost "stair stepped" in with a flat pointed spatula-like tool and will later be rounded off. The fold in the crook of the elbow/arm will be made progressively deeper along with folds that are not as deep as the main ones.
  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    I use this round pointed tool to deepen some of the folds pressing down in some places to where I make contact with the arm shape underneath.

    The photo on the left shows the most accurate color of the sculpey I work with.
  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    This is the arm so far. More folds will be worked in with these main ones next.
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Here is a bit more of a mock-up showing the soldier holding the vet's cane.
  19. John Long Active Member

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    Gary, thanks for taking the time to do the SBS on folds. That is looking great.
  20. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Callum, Welcome to the planet, Thanks for the kind words I'm glad you enjoy the process.

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