Do you have any images of her finished... I am sure you do, but cannot seem to find any in your galleries. I love getting matching eyes. Every time I make a set and think I get them lined up, I am always WRONG!
Oh! So cute, did you ever finish her? I like the wide set eyes and think she actually does look otherworldly... maybe not as otherworldly as you want, but still different enough to be considered otherworldly...
This is a small bust about 2" long for the head to below the ribcage. An easy quicky project if you want to explore adn idea ahead of time before you try a biggie project. Maybe after the deadline we can compair notes. Im trying to finihs up some stuff too so I can get back to my goof off projects.
*nods nods* I'm very glad I missed that time period, if I was anything like I am now I probably would have died from inhalation or other complications.
What do you mean exactly by grit? Her stories are very plotty and then the 'love' scenes are more like a bonus to the story that helps move the plot along. I've been checking out other authors from the seems genre, and hers is the best.
hehe, here's a trick I use that really helps working on small things. I get a cheap electric toothbrush (with a sliding motion not circular). They usually come with several different brush heads marked in different colors for different users; cut off the bristles and using sand paper shape the head into a curve (you can also heat it up until it's almost melted and mold the shape) I cut out a matching shape from very thin foam rubber or those sheets of rubber they sell for making gaskets from at auto stores. Then use contact cement rubber glue and attach sand paper cut to fit the shape. I make one for every head that comes with the brush so I have a range from rough to very fine. these really rock for getting into those tiny areas and can cut a lot of time from the process.
Ok I guess I will try too even though I dont know much to go by. Im one of those research hounds its lik the hunt for burried treasure! Ive already went through all the old movies my folks saw but couldnt find anywhere or recall the names of.
I'm on a sacred mission now... my fiance better be prepared to hit any bookshop or fairs.. I have to find it again! If only I could remember one name from the book.. I'm sure it was printed in the early 1900's if not the late 1800's. Oh I shall find it and you will be the first to hear my glee
Definatly! Oh the dust bowl is actauly neat to read about. I remeber reading that glasses of milk would look like chocolate milk it was so bad! Its hard to imagine. I had a book on the depression era and it really had great stories in it about how people made do and got through it.
Hmm thats intriging Paranormal romance.. I like a little grit too in my stories not all flashiness. Yeah I think I could pull off andro. It should be pretty natural for a fae being. Its probably very easy to make a male look androgenous ,but to make a female androgenous if shes nude especialy would be more challanging. my Absinthium peice is almost there with her extreme thinness. Ill think abou a concept for a while and see waht I can come up with.
Yes thats the part I hate! I use wet dry too an I usualy flunk out before I get to the 1,000 grade. it doesnt damage the translucent quality,but sometimes too agressive sanding uncovers flaws under the clay surface. Thank you. I especialy love the veining effect,but I still crave more til they can actauly talk back and breathe.. I guess that will always be there.
Damn! I just got a reply from the inn, they said they often move their collection of books from room to room and just recently donated 100's of them to a library! ARGUHHHHHH!!! I'll never see that magical book again!!
Well I know have a very good reason to haunt antiquarian bookshops! I might try googling around and see what comes up.. I never thought at the time how much it could have been an inspirational tool.
The smoothing is sure time consuming isn't it? I often use wet sanding with those fine grain nail polish pads, but I usually mold my sculpts and cast in silicone. I don't know if that much sanding would damage the translucent quality of the sculpy.
I love how much realism you get into your sculpts already
Frustration I think is one of the worst feelings one can experience being an artist.
That's really interesting. I'm reminded a little of a special I watched on the Dust Bowl. A little off topic, but there were many people trying to come up with ways to make it rain at that time.
She does paranormal romance with vampires (but not sparkly ones), I highly recommend her works.
<3 the Androgynous!!!!!! I wish I wasn't broke, I'd so buy a lot of your stuff. I was looking through you're gallery back when I was talking about getting the preggo bust, which I still want to do, but it definitely won't be this year sadly, and there are just so many of your pieces I like, they are all very interesting. I think you should definitely try the Andro because that would be...well good stuff. I consider myself as in gender Andro so it would be cool to see that conveyed at least your interpretation of it. *shuts up*
What a neat way to find a mysterious book! Makes me imagine a story like you return to the Inn and it never exsisted by hudreds of years ago there was an in like that. haha over active imagination here.
I hate that when I cant find a book I want again! Please do Id love it
Critiques on digital art forums maybe. if you get to know people by posting often they might help you out. I dont know what the learning curve is like since I didnt last long with it. Too frustrating for me.
Plauges are intersting Tyfoid Mary and all that. The superstisions and quack cures charlatans woudl come up with. sort of the seedier side of history interest me most. Like also I learned that they had wooden court dolls that were hermadephrite. I always wonder were they joke items or did adults play with dolls then? Ok Ill go look that up too. Nope ahvent ready her. Ive been terrible lately on books I used to read voraciously (pulp junk mostly_ but now I cant seem to sit still or concentrate on it.
I can sculpt a masculine guy or a pretty one. Maybe an androgenous one would be fun though. Theres all the mucle though in 3d. Then how to dress them. Ill check out some images online of Marius though and see if he would be plausible to try.
I am sometimes, but it ends up being more what I learn from programs and then sometimes books and mags and then website. XD;;; That totally makes sense~ I can't remember if I knew that before though. Heh. MUWHAHAHAHAHAHA, I am amused by the wig part. Yep yep, I did some on the plague time.
Yes yes, that's sort of how I got into the group. See if you can find "Stand my ground" that's another really good one. Hmm, interesting.
Heeheehee. Yeah, I'm really picky on that stuff as well. I hate stuff that is they fall in love right away, no conflict. Have you read anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon?
Amen to that, I still have trouble drawing guys at times because they come out more androgynous instead of manly when sometimes that was what was going for. XD;;; Marius always struck me as more beautiful than handsome when I was reading about him. XD;;;; So I thought that would be an easier one to do. I think they could have done more with it as well, but it was still amazing.
True. I think I'll ask more toward Jan though, I know everyone is getting extra busy right now. *hugs*
It was an antiquarian book that I picked up to read off the bookshelf at an inn I was staying at and was having trouble sleeping. I should have written it down. I want to go back there (great area to take a vacation) just to get my hands on the book again. It was a compilation of old tales about fae folk and such, some it was apparently early reportings of contact with them. I may actually email the owners of the inn and see if they still have the book! I would love to have a copy of it!
If I get the name I will let you know. It really did focus on how they would often steal babies and pull tricks on people, not the la tee da they've been made into.
I have to agree after all you had to leave a saucer of milk out or your crops might be blighted! Theyd steal your babies and sicken your animals.
Why exactly should nature spirits like us? Weve done nothing ,but rape and disrespect nature..but we wernt always like that an maybe someday they will come back and except us.
I think the sweet fairies could be glamours...projections to lure children into the woods. People may confuse pixies with fairies.. or they could just be the fancy of people whove never seen a real one.
she looks otherworldly.. like she might bite or kiss you
I like the look, completely original.
Ever since I read an antique book about faeries and such folk I've had to drop my sweetness and light approach.. if they exist what fools we mortals really do appear to be, to be fooled into thinking something that magical and powerful was but a twinkling delight. That and Brian Froud's versions of faeries, they ring much more true to my vision.
Oh well I get bored easy ,but theres pictures that helps. I just seem to be a feind for obscure research tidbits. Oh like in 17-18th centurey they shaved their hair because of lice. They wore wigs made from hair cut off corpses and merkins (pubic wigs) for nether reigons. You see accuracy gives you alot of creative fodder. I read about the plauge era too. All sorts of interesting history fact. Dont miss old childrens rymes and lymricks,pitate stuff, underground societies of the age.
Ohh I listened to angels and that is very pretty at the begining. Listening to All I need now.Gorgeous voice.. kinda Evanesence like. you might also like medival babes "Come my sweet" is my favorite. Ill have to take a while to work through the tracks. I actauly dont like chick flicks if theyre really mooshy modern romances(ew cooties),but I do like romance if that makes any sence. Blooming bashful new love or a good bodice ripper One of my favorite romantic movies is "the birds and the bees" its old 50's I think and so sweet and innocent.
Maybe Marius ,but hes not as cute for a doll as Claudia. I keep meaning to scultp some males ,but its way easier to do female characters to sell. Anything that is fantasy, surreal,horror or sci fi ,old black and white stuff, some historical and some anime. When City of lost children I wish here was more to. It seems to stop too soon before the story developed ,but its still had great style.
You should be able to get help though if you ask people questions on digital forums like that and here too.Sometimes though you cane to earn your way in.
Heh heh, that is really a good thing. I wish my boredom got me closer to things like that.
If you like them, I have all of the Silent Force on my comp, it's my fave Album by them so far of the 3 I have. I ripped the song myself. That's cool. I usually either buy my stuff or have friends that have access get me songs, I don't do it often.
Oh yes, those were sooo awesome~ Another movie I really need to think about getting on DVD. I have Bram Stoker's Dracula, that is also in my top 10 all time faves. *chuckles* But I'm a sucker for a GOOD love story. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE! To see Claudia or any of them, actually I'd like to see your interpretation of Marius, he was my fave from the book series. I've heard of Ladyhawk, but I never saw it. I'll see if I can though.
City of Lost Children! Oh I just saw that one for the first time this year, I loved it! I think that one is on my list. XD;;; Can you tell I love movies? Though you have mentioned ones I haven't seen at all. XD;;;
I heard that they are, but I've also seen people do it in PS and it just makes me frustrated. We all have things like that though, don't we? *hugs* Thank you, good luck to you as well~
It would be a shorter list I think what Im not into! HA! I study in bites otehrwize I get bored on it,but I go back and learn a bit more on certian things.
No I havent heard that ,but Ill go search youtube for it. I just discovered "Colt" on myspace and Im liking them. Also Colleen since you can download some songs for free. Some of Colleen feels to me like the soundtrack to my work! Kinda errie ,but with musicbox and pretty chiming. Im very eclectic,but when I sculpt I need to come way down to a cocoon state. I cant be pinging off the walls!
Yeah I love those ones with any pretty costume and there are a ton of them In BG I liked the scene where the young girls were burried near the tower. Id love to make something like that! Dark Crystal,Labyrinthe and Bramstokers Dracula are old classics. I was thinking around halloween I should make a Claudia sculpt. Moulan Rouge has some neat sets and costumes. DL with lovely Michelle Pfifer! Shes also in Ladyhawk.
Some asian films like "the promise". Particualy the princess in a birdcage.. Ive been meaning to try something like that. Hero too. Also I love Baron Muchchausen ,Dark City and city of lost children which feel like the same movie almost. I guess I probably am inspired alot ,just not in a aha way. Probabyl it goes in my brain and becoems part of me. Im sure I forgot a zillion too.
At concept.org or cg talk you have artists that do book covers and movies and video games.. industry pros. I tried painting in PS with my mouse and Im not able to make it look very good either. I think they must use other paint programs that make it look just like real paint. if we keep trying well get there!
On some of them I make a very simple hand shape, cure then carve it a bit and add things like knuckles and finger nails and cure again. I hate it though. The clay gets soft from the heat of your hands so, sometimes you cant make a hand without ending up with wiggly snake fingers.
Thank you very much! I think for fantasy I like to show a dreamlike whole and have my imagination fill in details. I want the eye to travel to the face or story elements not linger on how every 1/2mm fingernail is manicured perfectly. I cant sculpt a figure shrouded by mist so all I can do is soften what you see to get that feeling. But the super detail is so popular that,Im caving on sticking to that standard.