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Im working on the first peice for the year another fantasy lady sculpt  but, this time a fantasy portrait. I hope I can get a resemblance. I am using  the lovely Odessa Sawyer of Odessa11stock as my muse.(with permission) Ill post pictures once I get something decent to look at.
  Im debating whether to go pregnant or not.  prego fairy maybe a bit done,but I was thinking of those finger sheaths and a bit of something extra to it too. my usual wierdness.
This is the hard part where you really settle on one thing not the million of ideas that want to pop in. I thought it would be really fun to focus on the blue veins under the skin of a porcelain pale complextion.  I really want to push for more movement ,more expression this year.  Away from so many vunerable ,pouty ladies.. at least I have to make one that is angry and cast iron or one that is happy as a stretch!

I also hope I can do more dressing. Gonna take a stab at it from time to time. Painted leather seemed to realy work out. No raveling and it realy works I think to paint your own cloth for a painterly sketchy look.
  • Mood: Torment
  • Listening to: John Renbourne
  • Reading: stardust
  • Playing: enchanted arms
  • Eating: left over fruit cake
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hegira2006 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
can't wait to see it! maybe have her snarling, with a wrath like posture (maybe crouched poised for attack)... or at least that's how i saw it when you brought it up. the pregnant fairy is a little over done at the moment but i'm sure you can make her stand out!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah well she is standing now and since Im working from exisiting photos her expression wont be so extreme,but Ill think about it for another peice since I want to do that anyway.
Well with the veins I thought it would be a bit diffenrt at least and perhaps a little more unsettling depending on how obvious the veins are. Maybe not a fairy but a batwinged lady.
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hegira2006 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
bat wings would be a nice touch. you don't see many of them. would you do a size that could hold flight or would you do cutesy though? i prefer the first of the two, and really i think it would fit your unsettling factor.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats a good point to consider. Full length wings would be tricky, especialy considering weight and fragility if I sculpt them. But it would have more visual impact and go along with my somewhat realistic style. Cute undersized wings would be a bit tacked on like.
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hegira2006 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
i agree. maybe you could make the wings using wire and fabric. idk... something to mull over.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Possibly. Ive ordered some silk for clothes and butterfly wings. I want to try that,but Im not as good at it as Id like and I worry that if they arent nice they will bring the rest of the work down.
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Yayap111 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
The showing of the veins would certianly be interesting. A joyous lady would be breath of fresh air.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wouldnt it though. Not many models smiling. Though its tricky to have it look natural , Id like to try it at least once.
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Yayap111 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
You should, im confident youll be able to make it happen
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Inchelina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nita I had a figure where it had the veins painted under the skin. I will link you in email later a pic. But I knew the artist and knew how it was done. If anyone can do this really good it would be you! I will email you the technique!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you J:)
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ihad a thought that it could be interesting to see you connect with *Kaduflyer as he is very good in sculpting too: [link]
and i guess he knows some tricks from filmmaking too...
could be that he has some answers for you too:P

check out his homepage , as his gallery here is not much wit sculpting and so...
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
He is. You mean answers about vein making or some such? It probably would be helpful to learn effect makeup tricks.
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yep:nod:
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Sparky808 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
Interesting thought process you have here. The 'blue veins under the pale complexion' thing is a very intriguing idea that would make the piece different from a lot of other pieces...

Good luck with the sculpture! Either way, I'm sure it will turn out brilliantly!
And with 'Stardust' as a read, I'm sure you'll get plenty of inspiration! *is in love with 'Stardust*

^_^
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, yeah this is my main focus for this one besides the resemblance. I have to think about what is actaully going on too..what my figure is thinking ,doing to make the peice interesting.
Yeah I am liking Startdust. Its an easy read. I might just find some inspiration in there.good point!
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Sparky808 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I never realized that this much thought went into sculpting!

'Stardust' is SO easy... But so fun! I read it in, like, a week. If you like it, I suggest reading Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' next. A little harder, but the most creative novel I've ever read in my life.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it certainly doesnt need to but for my work I like to express some depth besides a pretty thing. I research the fairy tale origins if its based on that. If I invented the character I try to add some symbolic suportive elements. I have stories to tell not only an object to show.
I read Neverwhere long ago. I used to be a voracious reader then dropped off for a while unable to concetrate. Im back to it now. Im early into Stardust,but I can see I will be through it soon . I was sorta excited about the movie ,but wanted to read the book first since they are always much better.
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Sparky808 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I do this stupid thing where I see the movie, then read the book.
I had a feeling you had already read 'Neverwhere'. I just got into the Neil Gaiman 'scene'. Mirrormask helped! ^_^
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
If I did that Id never read the books since most movies disapoint me in character development and plot. I was split on Mirror mask loving it visually but, expecting a bit more something. The book is probably better. That is one I will have seen the movie first.
I had been wanting to read Stardust after seeing the gorgeous Vess cover art. Now that they chose Clair Danes to play Yvaine I have to wonder if I shoudl bother with the movie. She is not my first choice for an etheral otherworldy maiden.
I just finished the book.
The subplot plot is old in that its about a wicked witch wanting to steal the youth of an innocent girl ,ala snowwhite. You can roll out the cliched material if you treat it with a fresh hand. But I doubt this time hollywood will realize where the charm in this lies. they will likely go all out on the big eyecandy events and skip over the meat .

I am looking forward to reading more of Gaimans work though. Maybe the sandman stuff next.
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Sparky808 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
There SHOULD always be story in any piece of artwork. I forget that often with my own art.
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