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Old 02-27-2012, 12:47 AM   #21
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Wow.. that's spectacular work.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:00 AM   #22
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #23
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Best sculpture I've seen lately !
You're one of my fav sculptor, no question why !!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:36 AM   #24
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Many thanks guys... I have a ton more pics up in various stages on my facebook page should you all get bored today.

http://www.facebook.com/kdawg59

Oh COME ON.. you KNOW you will get bored today

Here's another shot... I may take some newer shots today as well given that all of these are a touch out of date... Granted I haven't even worked on the piece in months... but still.

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #25
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Did you use Super Sculpey instead of firm on this one Dawg?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #26
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Did you use Super Sculpey instead of firm on this one Dawg?
excellent eye... Yessir I did. Many reasons why I wanted to use the pink stuff.

The piece is HUGE, and I wanted to work faster. The pink stuff is so gooey and soft that building it up was a breeze AND easy on the thumbs.

Also I am caring a lot less these days about how pretty a WIP looks and I have taken to using a lot more mixed media materials, drawing right on the piece (as you can see) and whatever else... what matters is the end result which will all get a nice thin coat of grey primer to show off the skin textures etc, I have laid in there.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #27
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Hey Kdawg,


It's good to have you back! With every piece you put out, I am more and more amazed!

What amazed me the most was the amount of detail that was put into the head!

Just out of curiosity, are you planning on transferring anything to wax? Since this is a quarter scale figure, do you find that transferring stuff like the head and hands are not necessary for you?

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #28
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Hey Kdawg,


It's good to have you back! With every piece you put out, I am more and more amazed!

What amazed me the most was the amount of detail that was put into the head!

Just out of curiosity, are you planning on transferring anything to wax? Since this is a quarter scale figure, do you find that transferring stuff like the head and hands are not necessary for you?

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Thank you first of all... and to answer your questions.

Definitely avoiding wax like the plague with this piece. In fact the only wax on it is the seams on his gloves. I basically wanted this to be an exercise in getting every detail I wanted in clay. Why? Clay can be brushed down so well. The forms can blend together and seem so much more like flesh. Wax is great for those tiny tiny scribes and pours etc... but clay affords me so much opportunity to make it look more organic.

I do think that being bigger in size helps with not needing wax. I have worked with wax long enough now, that I have realized... you know... I have enough control to do a lot of this stuff in clay. This entire piece has been a great big exercise in taking my sculpting to my next level of maturation.

I was going to pitch this piece at first... but I have very much lost interest in doing it for any other reason besides Walt Simonson... I met him last year at SDCC and he is not only responsible for everything I love about Thor, but the man is such a sweetheart as is Weezie. I started this piece 2 days after I got back from Cali.

Here's a newer pic... you can see all of the different materials I'm using.

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Pink Sculpey
dog collar spike (helmet)
styrene
copper and brass
wood
leather
wax
card stock paper

You name it... and I am not even done yet.

I may try the cape in actual resin dipped strips of cloth over a frame of wire mesh and flat brass stock as an armature...

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #29
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #30
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