|Anonymous: I love your art! I unfortunately don't live near enough to be part of your Lego costume group but I want to work on Benny and Marsh Queen of the Mermaids costumes for Halloween this year. Are there any hints or advice that you can give me for getting started? I'd love to see more of your Benny build. I don't use tumblr enough for a user i.d. but I watch your page so I can check back for help or tips. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome work!|
First of all, thank you so much! Always a pleasure when someone likes my work :)
Second of all, delighted to know another person wants to try Benny! I’ll be happy to assist you in any way possible. A huge tip, and this goes for any of my costumes, is to make blueprint before working on your costume. This means getting measurements, scaling.etc done ahead of time. This way, you know how big the costume will be, where you will see out of, how much material to get.etc A great help is taking a frontal photo of you, legs and arms apart, and drawing the scaled costume over this photo. Yo can see how long the legs should be, how large the torso has to be, head.etc
I’ll definitely be posting more progress photos of Benny, so you are more than welcome to use them as reference. If you need to ask any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Anyone want to join me in a Lego Movie cosplay group for Colossalcon? I’m working on my Benny, and I don’t want to be lonely, lol!
The cosplays will be giant legos, true to proportions and scaled (so big costumes!). If you want to join me, I’ll release all my patterns for you on how to make the body, head.etc, including materials (which are cheap) so it will be a no brainer.
Let’s make Colossalcon awesome!
Sculpting juices are finally flowing again! Trying to stay positive about things as well, haha. That being said, I would love to host a sculpting livestream sometime this weekend!
What will you guys like to see in particular? Making an armature? Bulking? General sculpting? Detailing? Smoothing? Since sculptures take quite a bit of time complete, I won’t be able to do a start-to-finish video. I will either be working on the Bad Cop Animal Crossing figure or a commission. Depending on what peaks your interests!
Extremely rough rough rough blocking/carving of chocolate-time-machine Bad Cop Animal Crossing design found here! All details, including sunglasses, are temporary. Still needs work. I’ll smooth it down and carve in details as soon as blocking is complete!
Sculpted in Monster Clay.
|theannoyingwashingmachine: Hello you! I don't know if you remember me, I asked you a while back about sculpting and armature and what not. I wanted to ask, do you know much about Super Sculpey? My sculpture is finished, baked, and feels relatively strong, I can't dent it or scratch it with my nails. But I've seen a couple of posts online showing baked Sculpey, saying the colour should be very dark and mine is basically the colour it went it. Any thoughts?|
And a hello to you, too!
I have worked with Super Sculpey in the past! I use Sculpey Firm now since it holds details beautifully, and photographs wonderfully and rarely darkens when baking. Super Sculpey only darkened for me when I over baked it. It either got brown or black in super thin areas! I personally think your sculpture is fine the way it is. The dark color only happens if there are a variety of densitys in a figure. The dense areas will bake faster, hence get darker than areas that still need time to bake.