My latest project is a commission piece for a friend; a portrait of Terra Branford from Final Fantasy VI. I'm keeping a step by step account (as best I can) of the progress here, so head past the break to see the progress. I'll update this periodically, so be sure to check back. And I'll put the final piece here before the break when it's complete.
Monday, March 26, 2012
New drawing today. Wanted to finally break out the toned paper I bought back in December and attack it with some charcoal. The idea had been in my head since at least then, but I decided to add a splash of color. The dragon's features are inspired from many sources; the dragons of Skyrim, my turtles, and even the Krogan race from Mass Effect. I had been working on a sculpture in Sculpey for months until last night when it cracked in several inexplicable places. So I thought today I'd jump back to a medium more in my expertise.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Here I've carved out the forms and put more detail on the face. It was tricky getting down into the curves around the face, so I bought some small clay tools today, to supplement the ones I have. Also, I noticed there isn't a whole lot of skull going on in the back, so I'll need to round that out more.
The ear was a little delicate, but surprisingly easy to do. The hardest task I've had is smoothing out the forms, but I saw some clay softener at the store- using that lightly with a brush should do the trick. All that will be left after that is to peg the back for hanging then bake it. Then I will have to find the stuff to make a casting mold.