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HolyX by Sleetwealth HolyX by Sleetwealth
wip 5" bust. Im working it away from what looks to me like Ray Ceasar doll face. Much fancy work to do to the body cast/suit,blood drip spatter etc
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XredandblueX Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
You are Using two different clay which? gives a really nice effect! Is it Fimo and air dry clay?
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marjol3in1977 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is incredible! Love it!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you heh :D
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angelicavenom Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
OMG you are AMAZING! good god. Awesome work!
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Rivenis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
just amazing <3
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Polymer clay
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KathleenRaven71 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
what are these made of!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I dont think it really reflects his style now. I will probably make more figures in suits like this though.
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BoogieBoyLock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love ray ceasar. cant wait to see this finished, i wonder how much it will reflect his style! ^^ Looks like it'll be beautiful anyway!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks cool so far!!Can't wait to see her finished!
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cannibol Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
very cool.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. Thanks man. Cant wait to see what youll do!!
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional
Man, tough situation. I really wish you the best. I am only just now looking to sell my own pieces after years of making prototypes for other companies.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
well its the only way I could get this done.my other option is a preorder where Id use monies payed me up front after pictures of a model to pay a caster,but that is risky. It goes south and I owe people big!

I agree and this is what Im dealing with right now. I thought I could juggle both worlds but, now I feel torn about it.That what will really happen is one will happen the other will die off.
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional
My pleasure. If anything comes up in the future, drop me a line.

My 2 cents, offhand- I'm leery of the 50% deal, and changing your work... makes little sense to me. Clearly mainstream stuff is more marketable(if that's what she meant), but then you are lost in the dross and turning from one of your big strengths- the solid style and design sense you've developed. On molds- at a glance, your work doesn't seem too nutty. I've sculpted stuff with horrid undercuts, etc. and it's all been moldable. That said, the more castings you pull from a mold, the more wear on the rubber. That's in part why I revised my bishop piece. You can't tell in the pic of the new version, but I made changes that were mold-friendly.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I have a moldmaker I worked a deal out by splitting all future sales 50%
but I am still waiting for a contract and am begining to feel iffy about the busts working for that. Also she feels my work needs to change quite a bit to be saleable in correct markets. So theres creative differences
She offered to do my busts and not take a cut but, Id pay her per piece. Last sculpt I sent she said needed major work. cutting of the pillar and reshaping and many changes. I dont see why my work cant be cast as is.This has delayed everything exceedingly long.So I have things out there already Id like a return on before I do more.


Anyway thank you for trying to help:)
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional
I understand. I have been using a moldmaker halfway across the country because his prices were better than local dudes. My partner has been casting the Dellamorte stuff to keep our costs down. I figured maybe I could help you find a better deal. Worth a shot.. I admire your work a lot, so if I could help, I felt it didn't hurt to ask.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well yeah. I wanted to try to get a bust cast since I think it would be cheaper than a full figure.But since I live hand to mouth its hard to get anything done
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional
Moldmaking prices can vary a bit, I find.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
okay. not sure what you mean by comparisons and options.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Terribly compelling, outrageously beautiful work; a nascent dark miracle in progress... :faint:
:+fav:
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional
Yes, it can be. If you don't mind sharing, would you send me a note or email with the specs of your doll and the price? Never hurts to have comparisons/options...
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah me too and I like building up a hollow form fast. Polymer is so droopy easy to ruin details youve done and a dirt magnet.
I have someone molding and casting my doll now ,but its so expensive!
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional
In a previous life I worked in soft clay on large pieces, and when I got into action figures and collectibles I had to learn to sculpt in castilene. I like it because it acts like both clay and wax. They changed the formula a few times over the years, and I use a special blend of it with additives to make it harder. I empathize about mold work, I can't stand it..
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am just starting to work in castilene for prototypes. I like it but dont really have resources or patience for casting.
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional
I've never worked in your material. Everything I do is for molding and casting (except my quirky assemblages) so I sculpt in wax and clay.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I just sculpt freehand, no previous plans.
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional
Spines are always a winner! So do you work out your design in the sculpt rather than render it from sketches? I have been approaching the stuff in my gallery that way; at best I'll have a rough thumbnail and a concept in my head. It's a refreshing break from having control art and tight designs like in my regular work.
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Fanhir Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, wow, wow..... This wip is absolutely amazing! :wow:
I cannot wait to see this sculpture finish! :love: :wow:
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Arioanindito Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
She sure is spooky! But I love her chest details! Awsum!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :).. not liking that think it will be busy and draw too much to itself. Yes the face is scrunched like a Pekineese and I rather liked a slight bulgy pod shape. its minimized now but, still there. Not a human child nessisarily so not meant to look proportionally correct..
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Crisosphinx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Oh, sorry. It looked like plaster. I love Sculpy, made an anatomical figure for class out of it. Love it to death. :]

May I suggest metal eye lids of a sort? It would keep the bulginess (I wasn't sure if it was intended to be like that, but now that you say it is suppose to be, I grow more fond), while adding a definite uniqueness to the piece.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:blackrose: thank you.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks lov! :kiss:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Yours too! In fact I was thinking I wouldnt mind putting a metal spine into a bust sculpture ya know exposed.
Im adding an new image over this one today. Still not much done to the head yet. it hasnt said YES! to me :)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thanks. Glad to hear it!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thank you kindly.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I know Giger's work he influenced me very early actually. Micheal Henricot too. Um but those have a natural baby/doll look. I want to keep and otherworldly look, but I did cut down the bulge of the eyes and forehead today.

This is not plaster but, entirely polymer clay. Like Sculpy. I have kind of a melting whipped cream look going on the chest plate so, I can carry drips from the face area too.
Thank you me too.
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DellamorteCo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional
Your sculpts are so lush and visceral. The detailing on the upper torso is interesting, like a martyr icon, and of course the mouth is superb. Curious to see the progress, especially with the head.
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Crisosphinx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome ^_^
Look up HR Giger's "Baby Wall in Giger Museum". I think you can get some inspiration for the closed eyes from there. Giger is one of my favorite Surrealist artists. If not, I'm sure you can come up with something. :] You're work is very interesting and I like looking at the huge amount of pieces you have. Kinda inspiring in more ways than one.

I think, just seeing how you did the neck and such, maybe trying the same type of detail on the fact to carry out the motif would help? Just a thought, but I like how it looks a tiny bit mechanical in the lower part of the sculpture and more organic towards the top. :] I've not really worked with plaster, so I commend you greatly for your work, especially on this piece. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out! :D
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the thoughtful crit:D
Yes I am sort of uncertain how to detail the face.Nicely How to make an organic or skin or leather texture.
I fought a bit with the eyes getting it away from looking Ray Caesar. I wanted pod like but, maybe I overdid a bit there haha
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Crisosphinx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ok, for a critique, I think you need to add more detail on the eye lids, they also look a little bulgy. However, this entire piece is very amazing! I would almost like to see the forehead and cheeks have more detail, like the dresss does (I assume its a dress). This is truly a very cool work of art. You always have such beautiful color and detail on so many of your pieces. :]
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Cassius-balljoint Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Wow, looking really great! Wonderful concept! :D
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KeleMasteR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
lipfreak :D love that. Wishing well with your work man
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llovet Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional
It's amazing, I love every single piece you do <3
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KKallweit Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
...and darker still I like it.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Im happy to help:D
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T-A-Raskelt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
No, thank you. ^^ I've just started taking a course in ceramics myself, and to see such detailed work makes me want to work harder on my own pieces and gives me inspiration.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I dont mind a second comment. yeah I like catsuits.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Its polymer clay sculpted all by hand.
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