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New 200mm Head

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anders Heintz, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Guys!

    Here is another face I been working on today, it is a 200mm face. I tried to portray a tired young fella, so let me know if I have acheived it yet.

    There is still some work to do, first are the pics without primer the second set are with.I kinda hurried the primer so it dont looks quite right. I used 4 (5) kinds of putty on this, the mouth is Milliput superfine, the chin is Magic Sculpt, the rest is Apoxie Sculpt, and the red is Squadron red putty to smooth a few things out. The core was of A&B ( I think John Long gave me some so Im not sure) and you can see it show through on the sides of the cheeks, the stuff is rock hard and so textured it is impossible to get it smoooth. Gary came up with the name Junk Putty for it which suits perfect.

    Anyway, please let me know what you think. Still some work needed but its getting there!


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  2. LCoote New Member

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    Australia
    Anders, that's not too bad, but the nose is too small and the chin is too big. the underside of the nose should be slightly less than half the distance from under the chin to the centre of the eye, you could take some off the chin and it would look much better. Also the underside of the bottom lip should have a slight curve from one side to the other rather than matching the top lip. Hope you see these points as being constructive. :)
  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Leigh!

    Thanks for the pointers! I feel the nose is about right, maybe not according to the charts though so Im probably wrong. I can see the chin be a little heavy, and I will try to thin it a bit. Thanks for your input!
  4. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hey Anders,.
    Measure your own face in the mirror and divide by 9, see how your face scales out. I prefer to work from actual measurements and divide them by the scale ratio, rather than work from scale drawings, I feel it's much more accurate.
  5. John Long Active Member

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    United-States
    I agree with Leigh on the mouth and chin. The eyes are the best I've seen you do. The nose may be okay, if the upper lip is too large. It's hard to say looking at pictures. I would definitely rework the lower lip and chin.
  6. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Thanks for the excellent feed back fellas!

    I have trimmed down the chin quite a bit from underneath it, and worked on the lower lip between the chin and the upper lip. I will work some more on it an dpost some more pics. Thanks again!
  7. Einion Well-Known Member

    Hi Anders, I thought I'd used a lot of putties in one project!

    I wouldn't get too hung up on following proportional formulas exactly, for faces in particular; we humans vary enormously! They're a good starting point but one shouldn't keep to them slavishly - check Michelangelo's David for example. I've sculpted a large number of heads recently and I deliberately varied the proportions and the placing of the eye level (usually at the exact halfway point in an idealised head) to make them look as individual as possible.

    That said I think there is one area you should look at and that's the profile of the upper lip and how it transitions into the lip itself. That bulge is uncommon, making the lip look swollen, and there is usually a fairly definite 'step' at the corner. I've attached a sketch to illustrate what I mean.
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  8. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Einion!

    Thanks for your input. I agree about the upper lip, it seams little thick, so I will try to trim it down some.

    Nice sketch! How about posting some of those faces you sculpted?
  9. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Guys,

    I reworked the face a little today. I thinned out the chin a bit, thinned the upper lip, added to the lower lip and added the ears. The best way for me to do ears is to first make the general shape of the ear, carve it out so its is an 'empty' ear and then fill in with fresh putty. Anyways still alot of clean up to do but I wanted to know if the general shape of things are better before putting the rub down on it! Also noticed the chin is a tad crooked, will fix this asap!

    Thanks for your previous excellent pointers, let me know if it has improved or gotten worse.

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  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Anders, The face looks a lot better, though the chin looks like it still shoots out there. It's alright to keep it the way it is. I'll try and play around with photoshop later.~Gary

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