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WIP Critique Pirate

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Elia, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Elia Active Member

    Hello all,

    this is my latest project, a pirate a friend asked me to sculpt for him. The pose is fixed and next will come the clothing.

    Comments are welcome.

    All the best,
    Elia :)

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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Looking in with interest Elia.
    Good start so far.
  3. recastingspecialties Member

    Proportions are so important. I never buy a figure no matter how detailed with the slightest imperfection in proportion. nice start. cheers
  4. Elia Active Member

    Thank you for your feedback, Keith & Recastingspecialties.

    To my mind a successful sculpture is a result of many things (interesting pose, correct proportions etc.) but it all depends on what your aim is: sometimes a pose & proportions need to be exaggerated for expressiveness' sake - but this is on purpose and has to be carefully done (one needs to know the rules very well in order to break them).

    In regards to mini sculpting I guess that naturalism is the norm and that's fine. I don't think cramming a miniature with details necessarily improves it. Sometimes a few suggestive details can be enough: I realized this when looking at the initial sculpture of my Gordon Highlander - I had sculpted too many folds in the arms and it looked too busy.

    I'm working on the clothing now - I'll post more pictures as the figure progresses.

    All the best,
    Elia :)
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  5. Elia Active Member

    Hello everyone,

    yesterday I started sculpting the clothing. There's still a long way to go as there are lots of things to add: belt, shoes, coat etc. not to mention arms!

    As always, feedback is appreciated. Have a good week!

    All the best,
    Elia :)

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  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Hi Elia,
    so far, looks good..
    I agree with your comment, sometimes less is more, as more is too much!!

    What clay/ putty are you using?

  7. Elia Active Member

    Hello Jamie.

    Thank you for your comment. I'm using Chavant Le Beau Touché.

    All the best,
    Elia :)

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