Hi all, been sculpting 6 months and in that time I have probably sculpted over 50 miniatures. Have improved a tad ' hopefully!
Winter Wolf vs Gnome Fighter ( All my work except Gnomes hands/weapon)
Giant Frog (about 3 scale feet big)
Cave Bear with Otherworld Hill Giant
Giant Troll (about 15 scale feet high)
Purple Worm Babies with Otherworld Purple Worm Mummy (Cast my original and made copies)
Shriekers ( Cast original and made copies)
Old-school Otyugh, the first sculpt I created using Fimo
Stirges, sculpted these a few months ago. I intend to sculpt some updated/improved versions. My very first sculpt last September was a Giant Rat, closely followed by four more until I was happy with the results. Most of the Sculpts above have previous versions made months ago, as I progress I find I do not have to do this as often. Maybe in another few months' hey!
Just finished another batch of Sculpts yesterday, I finished a Snake, Hooded Cleric with Mace, Giant Lizard, tiny 5mm Frog familiar and A Wolf to finish off today.
Post by Troll Forged on Feb 6, 2012 17:48:22 GMT -5
There is some fun stuff in there. I love the old AD&D stuff you did.
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There's some nice looking sculpts here, the gnome's face is really well done and characterful, the wolf and bear have pretty good shapes and anatomy, you just need to work on you fur effect a bit more. Try sculpting a small area of fur at a time, picking out individual strands of fur by cutting a small v, then push it slightly out of it's origional line and make some cross over the tops of others. I'm no expert sculptor though, I've only tried that technique on small areas, so not sure how it would work on a large animal. People like TF could give u far better advice.
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Post by atomtaylor on Feb 12, 2012 11:11:13 GMT -5
Thank's guys. I have started adding 50% soft fimo to the classic fimo I was using. The soft fimo really helps with the detailing. The fur looks better too because it illiminates the inherent classic fimo crumbliness as you work it. Ta for the tips on rendering the fur Yayale.
I LOVE the Shriekers!! I would love to have a couple of those for my game. Besides those, 50 miniatures in 6 months, that's like almost 10 miniatures a month man! That is insane!!!
I'll be honest with you, I like your creatures better than your "humanoids" so far, but I suppose you feel the same as you just finished more creatures. They are good for practice anyways, because with humanoids anatomical flaws are more noticable.
That's not saying that I dislike your humanoids by the way, and I envy your skills a lot. Plus I am sure that at the speed at which you sculpt and the obvious improvements that will bring you, in no time will I love your humanoids all the same.
Ta guys, I started out just sculpting ( reads trying to sculpt) Creatures & Monsters. It's only since Christmas that I have started sculpting humanoids and rather recently character types. My very first character sculpt was the Gnome Fighter, closely followed by the robed Cleric. Just finished my very first Female Sculpt yesterday and painted her up. She is a low level magic-user type. I named her Courtney the Conjourer ( as she has an unfortunate Courtney Love thingy going on) Her partner Bjorn the Barbarian was sculpted along side her, and painted up yesterday too. Planning a Halfling Thief and a Dwarf Fighter next.