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Ha Jeong Woo by Kaduflyer Ha Jeong Woo by Kaduflyer
About three years ago I was hired to sculpt some film stars for a Museum of film that was being built in south Korea. This guy is Ha Jeong Woo, I have no idea if he's known outside of Korea, but in his own country apparently he's a household name.

I'd like to make it clear that I only sculpted this, the paint and awesome hair work are by someone else (if you look at my Sydney the Cyclops you'll see the limits of my hair work!!).

Sadly the project fell through and I never got to sculpt the Clint Eastwood that was next on my list!!
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CitoyenAnzalaz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much would a bust like this cost`?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I don't actually know what the company I worked for charged the client for this…I'm not party to that information...I only sculpted the head. If I were to do something similar privately I would be looking at something around £5000 to £6000….for the full figure you could probably double that and add some at least. These things, at this level of accuracy, are very, very expensive!
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RoyalCharadTaxidermy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Work!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you.
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zokizamantikore Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if it wasn't because you said it was a sculpture I would asume those are just pictures of a real person awesome
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
:)
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   General Artist
Really good job! Modeliing and skin tones are crazy! :sun::clap:
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much....the paint job is not mine though, just the sculpt (I don't want to take credit for someone else's work!)
:)
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rybruce1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Your work in incredible. I only hope to have your skill level someday. If you ever need help with anything just let me know.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much...I've probably been doing this considerably longer than you so if I'm any 'better' it's just down to practise. As I said before your work shows great skills just add time and you have all it takes to do work that'll blow mine out of the water.

I've actually stepped down from supervising and running my own jobs these days and am happily back on the bench. This gives me less responsibilities and more of doing what I do best (hands on work) but it also means I get little opportunity to offer work to others. That said I keep a drawer full of 'possibles' from all over the world as I do sometimes get asked for recommendations and I would have no hesitation in putting you forward should the opportunity arise.
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rybruce1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Thank you so much, you are very generous and giving. If I can ever repay the favor please let me know.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
NP
:)
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jacktano80 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats, wow
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
wow...
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:iconkaduflyer:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)..thank you.
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
how much time did it take to create your part?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't know exactly as I was working on several at the same time. I'd work on one, send pictures off for client approval and whilst waiting for a response would work on another. I did three altogether (the final one, a female star, got moulded but no further as the project crashed) and was working on the project for about 3 months, so an average estimate would be about 3 to 4 weeks per sculpt. It was certainly the longest time I've ever spent on a single sculpt and at times it was agonising as I had to make the tiniest of changes...not something I'm used to when making great lumping monsters!!!...lol
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LisaGorska Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
heheh... well, looking on the bright side of things, at least you have an experience with that now!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh for sure....and it's always good to be pushed and stretched as an artist...it keeps you from getting complacent or smug...:)
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning work!!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Cheers
:)
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very welcome bud!!! :D
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CreatureGirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
But what about Howie 2's hair? You did his right?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I do all my CREATURE hair work...but that's waaaay different from this kind of precision work....look at these eyebrows...they are PERFECT and I can't do that.
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CreatureGirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
True, even though you've done such amazing work. Knowing how to make amazing looking sculptures and drawings doesn't automatically mean you know how to do animation, animatronics or punch hair to look disturbingly realistic. But you do so many cool things that its hard to imagine that there's something you can't do. Heehee.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I guess there's no reason why I couldn't learn to do such fine hair work. Some artists are very proprietorial about their work and MUST do EVERYTHING! Me?...I've always been happy working as part of a team and am happy to acknowledge that some people are just better than me at doing certain things. However, you've now got me thinking 'could I do it as well if I wanted to....?' so maybe I'll do something that needs nice eyebrows and have a crack at it myself.
As far as animatronics and animation go?...nah!! I don't have the patience for animation and animatronics involves measuring stuff and getting things accurate...I just don't have the genetic code for measuring stuff or being accurate!!
:P
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CreatureGirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Go for it! I'd love to see what you come up with. Maybe a fairy sculpt?

I always find myself having to learn something new so its hard to perfect any particular skill. If I had the choice I would love to work as part of a team. The very few times I've had the opportunity to do that though, the others either don't commit to the work, drop out or the ideas they contributed were great yet they were unwilling to offer to do any of the work that went with having to make said ideas happen.

The latest project will have me learning animation. I never thought of myself as an animator but I'll give it my best shot. I had to go against my genetic pre-disposition of being horrible at math and re-learned algebra just to calculate how many solar panels it would take for a house to be independent from the power grid so I figure, "Hell, I did math. So another area of art shouldn't be that bad." And if I can do something like that I certainly know you can. :)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
For an artist to work as part of a team is always difficult, art is, after all, about individuality and self expression. In my line of work the team work is almost the last hurdle to a successful career; I have seen great artists fail to bond with the group and as a consequence vanish from the industry entirely.

Stop motion animation was one of the things I wanted to do as a kid, but never got around to doing. Computer animation is also something I'd love to learn...but haven't really got he patience to sit down and do (I'm very lazy remember!) And yes I agree...if you make yourself do maths (shudder!!) you can conquer animation!)
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
How long does something so realistic take you?
It's just amazing!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I couldn't tell you exactly how long...I worked on both of these at the same time and later a full female figure (I forget the actress's name, my sculpt was moulded but the project folded before we got any further with her) so the time scales are difficult to calculate. All I know was they were the longest sculpts I've ever done, several weeks at least. At one time I thought I'd go crazy just doing the skin texture!!
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fresian-cat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Well they are absolutely amazing, and was time well spent. You must've been gutted when the project was canned.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It was disappointing...though might have become a little tedious if I couldn't do anything BUT famous film stars...I get bored quite quickly!!
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SquareFrogDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this should be illegal!!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
lol....impersonating a movie star???
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Kulot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
your a god :worship:
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm way to impulsive to be a God...I'd do all sorts of crazy sh*t!!....but thank you for the very kind compliment!
:)
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Kulot Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
it would be cool crazy sh!t you'll be doing
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It was scary cool shit!!!
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Kulot Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
even better :la:
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wooooooooow - excellent work as usual.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Cheers!!
:)
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HazardousArts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Artist
unreal man, if they put some kind of animatronic setup inside this to make it move, it could easily pass for a real person.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional
Wow, these are amazing!
You have to see the Korean flick, "The Chaser", if you haven't... great film, and it's about to get the ol' Hollywood remake treatment.
So, you better get to viewing it before it's ruined! ;)

I would've LOVED to have see this museum... I'd be like a fat kid in a candy store, for sure! :iconfatkidplz:
Congrats, brotha! But, sorry it fell through! :tears:
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I haven't seen many Korean movies at all....but I'd certainly prefer to see the original than a remake.

The museum was a great concept...it was going to cover not just Korean cinema but everything from around the world...I already mentioned the Clint Eastwood, but they also wanted a full size Hulk and other super hero characters...it was such a sweet project!!
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional
Yeah, it definitely sounds like the project would of been a ton o' fun! Too bad...
But, hey, you can see it as a positive being that it introduced you to Korean cinema! ;)
The stuff coming outta South Korea is damn near astonishing at times(in my eyes)!
If you're are planning on checking some of it out, I'd strongly recommend you start with the works
of Park Chan-wook([link]). His "Vengeance Trilogy(Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance,
Oldboy and Lady Vengeance)" is something to behold, for sure. Also, his vampire masterpiece, "Thirst".

If you don't mind an ultra-gritty revenge thriller, then I'd go for "I Saw the Devil" as well.
They have some GREAT dramas and comedies too... the list goes on and on! :D
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again just...Wow!!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Cheers dude!
:)
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
that's out of this world :D
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