I believe it is ok to show this now. I had to wait 6 months but here it is. Admittedly I could have taken this further but it was done several nights in a row while trying to compose and edit the tutorial video, which were gruelling to do due to my slow computer. The process was fun, despite the fact and I got great comments on this. I would liked to have shown how photo-textures could have been integrated and how to better develop the composition of his environment but I had to speed through this and do this in a quick, streamlined fashion. One thing that would have been great is to explore more poses and lighting but oh well.
P.S. My favorite animal is an octopus that's why I chose this design. :P
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Here is a rare Eric Ryan scuplture! I started this during a class I was taking with the master sculputor Jordu Schell. Yeah it needs lots of work and I was really excited to finish detailing this and cook it and put in up in my house somewhere to admire but unfortunately it will forever remain a WIP. The reason for this is that half way through I realized that the underlying armature was too thick and I couldn't carve away the detail I needed without revealing it. I definitely didn't want to add more Sculpey to compensate for this because it would take away from the thin lankiness of the creature I originally designed. UGH! Oh well. I wasn't even going to show this but after over a year's time I will put my pride away and show this WIP.
I am eventually going to redeem myself somewhat by doing a color version of the 2D concept. I wish I had the patience to sit down and remake this guy in Sculpey.