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WIP Critique Pushing myself

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by BarrieHynd, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Following on from Carls sbs on sculpting a head and his bust one also I found myself enjoying it so much that I have decided to see if I could push myself further with the sculpting.
    What I have done so far is a leg of a highlander using magic-sculpt on a wire armature. The other leg has also been started, but to make sure that I am going in the right direction with this I am hoping that you will give me some feedback good or bad on what I have done so far.Scale is 120mm. Like I said, whatever your thoughts are, fire away.
    WP_20150311_008.jpg WP_20150311_005.jpg WP_20150311_006.jpg

    Cheers, Barrie
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  2. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Barrie,

    Looks pretty good so far - if I was going to be Mr. Picky, I would say that maybe the kneecap is a touch too high, perhaps a couple of mm lower?

    Steve(y)
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  3. Range Rat Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I applaud anyone that can sculpt:)
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  4. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Barrie, this is coming along nicely. I think you are getting to the stage where you need a good anatomy book. The two that were recommended to me were Artistic Anatomy by Jeno Barcsay and Anatomy for the Artist by Paul Richer. These are pretty much the best, but the Barcsay book has the edge being spiral bound so you can leave it open to work from.
    You've made a good start with the leg and it's good that you've left plenty of armature wire top and bottom, but what I think might be a good idea for you is to sculpt a basic figure in bits i.e. head, legs chest , trunk and arms, then make simple press moulds from the parts. That way, when you want to do a figure, you can just press out a blank in magicsculpt that you can animate to give yourself a good head start.
    Hope this helps, best wishes, Gary.
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  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That looks bloody good Barrie,
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  6. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Barrie,
    I've been missing your input to Carl's sbs, and it's therefore very nice to see you progressing so well.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks very good. Sculpting in components like this may make final assembly with sound anatomy more difficult. I think a full body armature or major components pinned together with wire are more the norm. You will need to be careful with positioning but the skill and accuracy sure seems to be there. One of the benefits of this site is that it gets all of us to push harder.

    Colin
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  8. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    If it's the right leg it's excellent, if it's the left leg it's crap ;)
    Seriously really impressed by the way you're pushing yourself and the results you're achieving.
    Cheers
    Derek
  9. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Steve, thanks for pointing that out as you have confirmed my suspicions. Will see about lowering the kneecap a bit.
    Cheers,
    Barrie.
  10. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Range Rat, thanks for the vote of confidence but I am a long long way away from being a sculptor. Just trying to put into practice what the other PF members have been willing to share on here.

    Barrie
  11. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Gary, thanks for your comments and the info about the books. Will defo have to have a look for them.
    Thanks again mate.

    Barrie
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  12. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Brian, glad you like it, only a small project compared to your current one mate.

    Barrie
  13. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Andrew, good to have you on board mate. I have been determined to try it to see what happens.

    Barrie
  14. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Colin, understand your comments completely and yes it does make sense. For some reason I find it easier this way.

    Barrie
  15. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Del, always one lol. Glad you like it so far. Hope to get at least the bottom half done before Perth. Are you and the gang going?

    Barrie.
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  16. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I totally agree with you on this.

    The leg looks great.

    Cheers

    Huw
  17. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Just a couple of quick pics to show the pose I am aiming for, slightly hunched forward with his weight on the right leg and the pike resting on his right shoulder. Head turned slightly to the left. Will be using a different head from the one in the pics.
    Do please shout out if you think the pose doesn't work.
    WP_20150312_005.jpg WP_20150312_004.jpg WP_20150312_006.jpg

    Cheers, Barrie
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  18. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Sorry Huw, crossed posts there. Thanks very much for your comments.

    Barrie
  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I was never very good at pottery at school, never any good at sculpting either, although I could draw. I could copy pictures but thats as far as it went. The dark arts are a mystery to me.
    Will follow this one Barrie.

    Cheers
    Bob
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  20. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Barrie, when you're working out a pose, try and put yourself in that pose and see how it feels.
    Best wishes, Gary.
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