Tuesday, October 25, 2011

So far.... so good.

I've been admitedly lazy about this illustration. I'm trying to keep the rigorous schedule up that I had for The Last Breakfast, but Batman: Arkham City and Infamous 2 keep getting in my way.

Anywhoo... I AM sculpting slowly, but surely. I finished the three polar bears tonight and I'm pretty happy with them. I really like the one lying on the floor with his tongue sticking out. The main snow monster stands at 12 inches tall at the moment.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ice Cave: Preparation

Here's the first resin test. I coated it multiple times to build up the ice. It maintains the detail fine, but I don't like the idea of them all in a thin amount of ice. It implies they stood still for 20 years while water dripped and froze on them slowly. I want this to look more like an instant frozen forever in ice.
This is the thickness of ice that I want. I only sanded a few small areas enough to confirm that you can still see all the detail inside. If you go at this with 80 grain sandpaper and work your way down to 600 grain, I'm relatively confident the detail will show through.

So now we move on. I've taken the computer off the table and moved everything in order to make space for the 15 inch tall sculpt.