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Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by pokrad, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
  2. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Very nice and well done! Are you baking as you progress are is the whole piece still soft?
  3. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Only the head is baked, everything else is still soft. Now I'm in dilema: to bake before putting some clothes or not ;)
  4. TWOMOONS Active Member

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    United-States
    The body looks fabulous...absolutely the most difficult thing to perfect IMO...the naked body. Really a beautiful job on this.
    IDK where the harsh criticism will be coming from; certainly not me. Bravo.
  5. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Wow, you have captured the female form beautifully, lovely smooth skin and the details in all the right spots, and this being only your second sculpt!!!!. Are you copying the movie poster with her holding the sword? If so, you have got the way she is arching backwards nicely, showing off her abdominals.

    I haven't seen the movie so I am not an expert, but my only doubt at the moment would be her bust size, Mila jolivich isn't the bigest girl in the chest department. But as so far the sculpt is nude, you can tone this down a bit with the clothing.

    Ben
  6. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    You are absolutely right about the size of the bust. However I'm not trying to do absolutely accurate figure according to movie, It's more my own interpretation.
    There is scene in the film where she is putting back his clothes after being strip-searched. So I'm trying to guess what would happened if "agents" discovered she is working for "other side" in that moment, and she had to fight not fully dressed ;)

    Oh, and here is that first completed figure, it supposed to be "Aeon Flux".
    I must say I was disapointed the way the wrinkles on her clothes turned out, so I'll try to do better on this new one.

    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/dprenosil/Figure/HPIM7642.jpg
    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/dprenosil/Figure/HPIM7640.jpg
    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/dprenosil/Figure/HPIM7641.jpg
  7. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    bust. However I'm not trying to do absolutely accurate figure according to movie, It's more my own interpretation.
    There is scene in the film where she is putting back his clothes after being strip-searched. So I'm trying to guess what would happened if "agents" discovered she is working for "other side" in that moment, and she had to fight not fully dressed ;)

    Oh, and here is that first completed figure (I did some tryouts before, but never finished any of them), it supposed to be "Aeon Flux".
    I must say I was disappointed the way the wrinkles on her clothes turned out, so I'll try to do better on this new one.

    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/dprenosil/Figure/HPIM7642.jpg
    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/dprenosil/Figure/HPIM7640.jpg
    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/dprenosil/Figure/HPIM7641.jpg
  8. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Sorry, double post..
  9. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    looks very good Darko.
    I say, bake her before dressing.

    I even like this body so much, if I were you would have provided a copy to experiment.

    nice pose!
  10. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Huh, this is interesting idea, but I do not have any knowledge of casting.
    I saw that some sculptors first make "prototype" in clay, and then cast copies to wax.
    After that they further refine and add wax to sculpture.
    Is this what you had in mind, or is there some "simple" way ? (I looked for wax here in Croatia, and did not find it in any art-shops, even cast rubber is available in only one place that I know of)
  11. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Darko,

    it's not as hard as it looks, this casting.

    it's just an extra way to approach your sculpt in several manners.
    For instance, when working on a moviestar you can imagine a sculptor has may ideas about different movies or poses in a particular movie the actor played.
    It's just handy to have a bald head and you can experiment on haircut, moustaches and think of different hats.

    Maybe you even have some corrections like sanding the jaws in mind and it's 'safer' working on a copy.

    I order this stuff at an artist supplier ( in Holland) ( www.dirksartistsupplier.nl)
    By trial and error I found out a way for myself to make duplicates.
    Mind you, when copying certain tools one cannot have any serious intentions of selling your product because of the copyright ( luckily)
    But for understanding this matter, making a sparebox and learning about different materials I never had any regret I once tried.

    Not so many people know for instance the resin resists temperatures up to 130 degrees celcius. Resin and fimo together go fine in your oven.

    I am sure even in Kroatia there are artist suppliers who provide in silicones and resin.

    on the internet a lot of instructions can be found, depending on different types of sillicons.

    but just as I told you...that was what came up to me.
    Nice figure you made, nice anatomics...

    :) you even could decide to cast your figure and work on another female head if you wanted, so much possibilities.

    René
  12. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Thank You so much for answering, for one, I had NO IDEA that resin can resist that much !!! I was thinking that resin is totally anapropriate because it is melting at much lower temperatures !!!
    And I know that I can get resin, because one colleague of mine makes resin model planes (http://www.lmresin.com/), so he can probably provide more info on where&how...

    Hmm, you gave me a whole another look at the matter ;)
  13. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    haha :)

    Darko,

    you should watch 'in the line of fire' with Eastwood and John Malcovich.
    Malcovich succeeds providing a resin gun.

    always ventilate your room and when sanding be aware of damage to your longues.
    Very tiny parts of resin get airborn, better sand under water but be aware of the dangers.
    Always wear gloves and put a lot of old papers on your worktable, it'll get very messy.
    Ask your friend for good advise so you can work also economicly with silicon and your resin.

    René
  14. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Darko, you have captured the female form very well and i like your sculpting of the female face especially in your first figure.

    Steve(y)
  15. darkeye Member

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    United-Kingdom
    cool!

    very nice work Darko. you got some talent there! i figured you'd done more than 2 sculpts!! journeymen tend to throw away alot of attempts before succeeding.
    i really like Aoen Flux, she is real nice too.

    I use wax now instead of sculpey and i also use palsticine for roughing a figure. perhaps you have heard of Chavant? essentially its palsticine. Many french sculptors use palsticine too.
    i buy my waxes from the US which is sometime expensive but unlike Sculpey, they are all re-usable so pay for themself if you sell copies of you works

    some good supplies can be obtained from ;

    Tiranti.co.uk in the uk for sculpey supplies, wire and Chavant plus mold rubbers
    Sculpt.com in New York for Castilene which is a great wax clay abd they sell a wax called ASBRO which is based on the formulas used by the Hasbr Company for its originals.
    Willowwaxes.com- wax by Gary Overman. these rock!

    with wax, you dont need wire armatures. with Chavant there is no baking.

    keep up the good work, hope the info helps. :)

    atb --tim
  16. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Yes, I had few attempts, but never finished.
    Got frustrated, throw them away,but joy of sculpting was much stronger than frustration, so I continued...
    In any case, I learned from any of those failed attempts.

    I heard of Chavant, but it cures on air, doesn't it ? I watched some of excellent sculptors using it on YouTube. Somehow I got impression that sculpey can carry much finer details, and Chavant is more suitable for larger scales. Is my impression wrong ?

    Wax is something I really want to try, as soon as I found suitable supplier (ordering from EU or USA is often resulting in large Tax and Shipment charges)

    Thanks for the info (especially for the suppliers URL-s) ;)
  17. darkeye Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    chavant doesnt dry or cure!! :) ...its exactly like plasticine. beauty of it is that you can alter your sculpt with no major drama.
    it comes in 3 grades from soft to hard. holds detail beautifully but wax is the ultimate for detail in my opinion.

    sculpey IS great but can be brittle so i changed but if you are comfortable with it then stay with it. i like the wax because i dont need wire which i found to be a pain after a while.
    another method used by a Pro Guy in the statue business is that he puts a layer of epoxy on the wire then bulks up and does the shapes followed by epoxy after baking. he used Play-Doh before that!! lol!!.

    all the best -- tim :)
  18. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Try on a new head. Still lot of "issues", some curves from some angles look completely wrong:

    [IMG]
    gordy likes this.
  19. cblakey1 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice piece. I saw it posted over at Statueforum.com.

    Love the Aeon Flux!
  20. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Probably on "GarageKits", I'm not member of StatueForum.
    Thanks for Your comment ;)

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