Bill Cipher is terrified of Gipsy Danger behind him! Uh oh!
Bill sculpture was a sweet gift from the lovely Foureyedalien. My twin and I love him so! I thought I’d post this up until I get more commission WIP photos :)
Blocking out Elioli-Art’s maquette for their adorable fox character! It is very rough now and I will be adding all the finishing touches (eyes, eyebrows, tail/paw/ear details, more smoothing.etc) before baking and heavy sanding.
Just wanted to show you guys some progress shots!
Also, Happy 22nd Birthday to my twin sister, Yowulf, and myself!
Thought I’d update you guys on Lucas! We just came back from the vet. Thankfully, not all his teeth were removed but they did remove his two upper canines and one other tooth. Poor baby had to stay overnight. I am happy to say he is doing fine! He is just sleepy!
The vet bill ended up being $715 and I am happy to say I managed to raise enough money through commissions to only pay $100 of that out of pocket. I can’t thank you guys enough for helping spread the word and for those who commissioned me! I still need to pay the $400 initial visit but it’s a lot more manageable now. Thank you all! I will never forget the kindness you’ve all demonstrated. You will always have my gratitude and friendship for helping me save our beloved Lucas. :’)
The love of my life, Lucas the cat, might have to go through surgery..it seems like we’ve been ridden with bad fortunes the past month but this really takes the cake..
Lucas recently contracted an Upper Respiratory Infection so we took him to the vet; bad news is that the reason for the infection is because of his teeth (we never knew they were that bad…we feel awful..). In order to solve the problem, all his teeth most be removed, including his long fangs that give him his funny vampire look. The surgery will cost $300-600+ , not including the $400 vet visit that included medication to ease his symptoms.
In an effort to raise money (thankfully, I have some money out away to ease the debt), I am taking emergency maquette/sculpture commissions. The cost will be $125, which I know is high…
Lucas is also accepting donations, so if you have a dollar or two to spare, it will be grately appreicated :( All donations can be sent to email@example.com
If you are unable to commissions, it’s perfectly ok..I will greatly appreciate anyone who reblogs or spreads the word. I love my cat to death and he is the sunshine to my life..he makes me happy everyday with his silly yet loving personality. Any help to keep baby in my life will be greatly appreciated…thank you. Whether I get commissions or not, he IS going to have the surgery he deserves, which is scheduled for Monday. Lucas deserves to have a fighting chance.
|Anonymous: Hello, my name is Duarte and i am a portuguese artist and designer. Can you tell me please where i can find good sculpture toturials? I would like to know too if i can sculpt with clay and in the end give a metalic effect... Thanks a lot. Best regards, D.|
Hello, Duarte! Neat to know you’re an artist and designer! I’m glad you are interested in sculpting with clay!
As for tutorials, I really recommend taking courses from Stan Winston School of Character Arts. I am primarily self taught, but I do love what they have to offer. They have many courses, webinars.etc to choose from, all being taught by professionals! They aren’t free, but believe me, they were worth every penny.
If you are looking for free tutorials, here is a link to some great ones. Hope they help! I love the armature building one.
You can definitely sculpt something in clay and finish it with a metallic look. With a combination of metallic paint, washes, detailing (scuffs, grime, scratches.etc), and buffing, it’s achievable! Here is a link explaining this process.
Good luck, Duarte! If you have any questions, need advice.etc, don’t be afraid to ask. I love helping fellow sculptors out.
Uhhhhh. Rough WIP of that Tina (Bob’s Burgers) sculpture I posted a while back :) Still needs lots of work and everything is rough.
Sculpting in Monster Clay so I can cast her!
Update on that little Otachi baby kaiju sculpture I showed concept art from before! Still needs its arm wings, feet, back detail, refine and clean up the front legs.etc and maybe some teeth then smoothing before baking/sanding!
Just a little something since my blog has been dead for awhile due to overtime at work.
Yowulf is going to be raffling an adorable Pacific Rim inspired hat very soon, and she asked if I could make a sculpture to raffle with the hat! So, I’m gonna make a mini sculpture of a baby kaiju/otachi!
Here are some extremely rough concepts of the figure. I’m sculpting this inbetween commissions and owed work and because its small, it won’t take long. Armature and blocking is complete!
I needed a new, unique icon for my Tumblr, so I decided to draw Newton from Pacific Rim because he and the movie are awesome :D
Its been awhile since I’ve drawn so bare with me, haha!
These are the tools I own! I recently got a set of metal dental wax carving tools and immediately fell in love with them. The set comes with 12; however, I tend to only use three (the ones displayed out). I also own wood carving tools, but I only use the rake tool to help smooth out imperfections. I then use loop tools to help scoop out/carve away clay. And you can’t go wrong with a simple box cutter!
Experiment! Everyone uses different tools and they don’t need to be ‘professional’. Use whatever works for you! You can even go as far as to making your own. The possibilities are endless!