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SCULPTING 101 STEP BY STEP

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by garyjd, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Larry, There are two separate pins.~Gary
  2. MikkoH Member

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    Finland
    Gary looking good so far! Your sbs is very inspiring indeed!

    Cheers Mikko
  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Mikko, Thanks you for the kind words. I hope to have additional pictures this week.~Gary
  4. aiantas Active Member

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    Greece
    what can i say ,Gary you are a great sculptor we learned too much things about sculpting....i see carefully every step of the progress.i look forward to see it finish

    my bestest regards babis
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Stathis, Thank you very much. I've been unable to post anything in the past week as I've habd major computer problems. Fortunately I was able to get a new computer this soon. I hope to resume the sbs within the next few days.~Gary
  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I know it's been a loooooong time since i last updated the sbs. My computer died on me and I'm still having a devil of a time with the imaging software as i was very comfortable with what i had. Well cp maunufacturers seem to always have to change thing, broke or not.

    Here are the roughed in arms on the figure.

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  7. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Befor resuming with the sculpting of the hands and jacket sleeves I wanted to quickly cover the sculpting of the jacket collar. A piece of Aves putty was rolled out and then cut roughly to size. I'd rather add more material than what I need rather than too little. Once it started to cure I cut the piece and wrapped it around the neck of the figure.

    I believe I'm skipping the portion on the shirt collar. Unfortunately those pics are on my dead computer. The same method was used for the shirt collar so there's not really anything missing that's not covered here.

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  8. Ernest A Fixture

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    Venezuela
    wow wow wow Gary :eek: that face looks terrific, how did you sculpt the beard? any special tool?
    cheers
    ER
  9. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Gary,

    It looks great. I'll wait on sculpting hands. That's what i needed the most now. Hope you will can start that before the winter begins :lol:

    Marc
  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Ernesto, Thanks, it was done with a fine pointed dental tool. I added a little (just enough to give the surface a shine) Sculpey Diluent to the areas that were going to have facial hair. Small amounts of Sculpey were then slowly feathered into the areas.~Gary
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Marc, I will start posting something within a week. I still do not have a handle on the software I'm using and the most recent photos are too large for my liking. As for me finishing by Winter time, God I hope not. If not for there being interest in this kind of thing I'd be insane by now. Hang in there buddy.~Gary
  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Once the basic collar cured I slowly pried it from around the neck.

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  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Here is the head fixed back on the figure. The next step is to mark out the position of the collar in relation to the rest of the jacket. On this type of jacket the edge of the collar did not meet the edge of the jacket body, it was set back a bit.

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  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    the edge of the collar was marked out with a fine tip marker and then trimmed and sanded. A lot of care has to be taken as the material is thin and can be prone to breaking...which this did. It was nothing a little superglue could not fix once reattached to the neck.

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  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Here is the head and trimmed collar back in place. Normally I include the collar as part of the jacket. This is the first time, or one of the few times where it's part of the head.


    Sorry the image is so small. I'm still trying to get used to this new picture software.

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  16. quang Active Member

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    Belgium
    Great, expressive face, Gary. (y) (y)

    BTW, which new picture software are you using?

    Looking forward to the next step.

    Quang :)
  17. Markus Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Hello Gary,

    again, great work and thanks for sharing this with us !!!

    I´m glad you are posting the 101 sbs in the sculpting section and not at the new bench...if you would have posted it there I think I never found it.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I keep close...

    Cheers,
    Markus
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Quang, thanks buddy. Basically it's an "updated" version of the software that came with my Hp scanner/printer. On my older computer it was setup in a basic and straight forward. On the new computer it does the same thing but has more bells and whistles and graphics and seems to involve more to get the same results. I like the simple streamlined version better. There's nothing I dislike more than fixing something that's not broke.~Gary
  19. quang Active Member

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    Belgium
    Gary, that is just the current trend.

    Some people are sincerely convinced that they can improve a hammer by adding bells and whistles to it. :lol:

    Unless they're just trying to justify their monthly check. ;)

    Q.
  20. Yarok New Member

    Gary,

    This is - again - some really impressive work. The completed figure will look stunning!

    Now that you're mentionning image software, may I suggest The GIMP? It does the same things Photoshop does (total image control, thus) but it's completely free (no harm done to the monthlyh check).

    Can't wait for the next step. One should definitely summarize the whole SBS on this figure and put it in a manageable pdf file, because this is valuable sculpting material!

    Cheers,

    Patrick

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