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Blog Phoenix's Conversions and Other Randomness

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by PhoenixTheCat, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Ritual
    Skink Chief

    Ritual Well-Known Member

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    The lizard overlords do not approve.
     
  2. Bowser
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    Bowser Third Spawning

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    It's about time! Now I am definitely excited to see how this turns out!
     
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  3. NIGHTBRINGER
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    You must mean Tombo!
     
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  4. PhoenixTheCat
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    Even if it is used as a ScarVet on Carno? Besides, the lizard overlords have no say on what I do. I AM A FREE CAT!!
     
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  5. PhoenixTheCat
    Terradon

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    Tombo is the cat god. The Supreme Cat Overlord is *CLASSIFIED*.
     
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  6. Warden
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    Well done!

    Got any close-ups of the oldblood Tarlik? He has a pretty cool paint job.
     
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  7. PhoenixTheCat
    Terradon

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  8. PhoenixTheCat
    Terradon

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    I am attempting to do my first scratchbuild! I'm planning on doing a Kroxigor hero, mostly because of the length of the wires for the armature. Introducing... Project Nakai! Sadly no pictures right now.
     
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    Update on Project Nakai. I made an armature, and it is partially covered with greenstuff, but I forgot where I put it down. :(
     
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    Terradon

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    Yet another update on Nakai. I found him again, and added some more greenstuff to him, but he still looks about the same.
     
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    Terradon

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    Project Nakai has been updated. I found the armature again, and finished covering it. Now I can start on the real stuff. Anybody know how to sculpt Kroxigors?
    IMG_0229.JPG IMG_0230.JPG
     
  12. Crowsfoot
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  13. PhoenixTheCat
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    That thing already looks approximately as good as a Kroxigor sculpted by me. :D
     
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  15. Bowser
    Slann

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    Looks good so far! Keep updating!
     
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    Excellent work @PhoenixTheCat , this looks like an awesome project! :)


    And @Crowsfoot is definitely right, @Rikard is our resident master sculptor. His thoughts, ideas and insights will be most helpful to you.
     
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  17. Rikard
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    Wouldn't know anything about that...pay no attention to the possibly (read: deliberately), out of focus images, they're definitely not Mega Kroxigors of death, one being Nakai, the other definitely, one million percent, certainly NOT The champion of Xolotl....who is also in no way related to fluff I've been tinkering with.


    Anyone buying any of this?

    Oh well, might post some less teasing images at some point. :bag:
     

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  18. PhoenixTheCat
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    @Rikard how the heck do you sculpt like that? I need to know!
     
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    Practice, practice and more practice.... and some considerable level of innate skill... and magic
     
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    It's like I don't even need to say it any more. ;)
    EDIT: Also, embracing your inner Slann (sitting around doing nothing for hours excluding the occasional scratch), never hurts.


    @PhoenixTheCat

    One thing I did or started recently was to write a guide to coping with ADHD, identifying coping mechanisms, triggers, pitfalls, etc.
    Things I've learned and helped realize the hard way in 4.5 years of diagnosis. I think much of the info I placed in it is applicable to sculpting and something I've been using from the start.

    I think people (and this extends to everyone) can easily become bogged down when looking at a sculpt, they look a the armature and think of the final piece, almost like climbing a mountain, it becomes much more daunting if you look at the summit from the ground rather than take each part of the mountain meter by meter (or foot by foot).

    When I sculpt a head for example (I always like starting with heads because they are the make or break areas and your enthusiasm is at it's peak when you start), I start with the upper head.


    NOTE: each stage below only happens when the previous stage has COMPLETELY hardened.

    I make a rough blob of green stuff, just to hold two pieces of wire together and make a very basic frame for the head.
    I then make more of a skull like armature (think of how a Therapod, or T-rex skull looks, that's kind of what I do).
    I then start with the snout, get the shape I want (including the curve of the jaw back towards the throat). I make add putty, but stop once I reach the eyes. The cheeks also get made in this stage.

    I then make the lower eye lid and sometimes the eyeballs at this stage.
    Then the upper part of the head (towards the back), including (for want of a better description), the eyebrows...assuming they could be called that on a lizardman.
    Upper eye lids now get make as do the teeth and spikes for the face (spikes and scales tend to get made after the teeth sometimes, it depends how many there are and how well my enthusiasm is doing).

    And there you have it (and that is just the UPPER head, not the lower jaw, or the dewlap, or even the inside of the mouth.


    Remember, even a mountain is easy to deal with, if you deal with it one pebble at a time.:couchpotato:
     
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