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Horrible Herman by Kaduflyer Horrible Herman by Kaduflyer
It was a relationship that a prejudiced society would never allow, but as their eyes met over the open graves the vampire and the ghoul fell madly in love. The result of this illicit love affair is Horrible Herman, the worlds first Ghoumpire!

A demo sculpture I did for the class I teach. Silicone rubber, human hair, glass eye and acrylic teeth.
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:iconrhealha13:
rhealha13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I just want to hand him a box of Kleenex and tell him to blow his nose
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Lol…he'd use the kleenex then probably eat it!!!
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Sollentuna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
only a mother can love that one! Great work!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
…and she does!!!!
:)
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:iconfrohickey:
Frohickey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
"It's a trap!"
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Admiral Akbar??
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Herman looks a little like the good Admiral.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I can see the resemblance….Here's a little interesting tidbit if you're an Akbar fan…I work a lot with Tim Rose the guy who played Akbar, he's a mechanic as well as a puppeteer and he built the mechanics for and performed The Nekross King from Wizards Vs. Aliens! (see my gallery if you're not familiar with the character)
:)
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Frohickey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
An integral part of Star Wars history. That must be a satisfying thing.
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adknight Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I really think the Clark Kent forehead curl is what really does it for him. Quite the looker he is! :)
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AmandaMache Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything you create is so horrifyingly inspiring.
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:iconkaduflyer:
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you...I think.
:)
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Frazzy626 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
If Babies were only this cute!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
haha....every parent thinks they are!!!!

(Your own gallery BTW is brilliant)
:)
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Frazzy626 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You mentioned you did classes, Where at? When and do you sell a DVD? Would love to learn a few tricks as I am self taught.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I am an occasional tutor at The Neill Gorton Prosthetics Studio [link] here in the UK. The course is a 7 week intensive guide through all aspects of prosthetic make up. The classes are very small, 6 people max, so you get very close tutoring and is open to students from all over the world.
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Journeyman81 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you shown this to Rob Bottin?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Lol...no....Not even sure he's still in the business...he doesn't seem to do much now days.

I met Rob many years ago when I was working for a guy called Bob Keen. Bob is a giant bear of a man, huge and beardy. Rob is also a giant bear of a man, huge and beardy. Standing between the two as a beardless little guy I felt like a very small child!!
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Journeyman81 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heard Bottin had come out of semi-retirement for practical effects work on the Piranha remake.

Anyway, Herman has that classic Bottin look (a hint of Kuato and the Thing), and is very cool. I know i'm not supposed to like him but I do love weird biology and 'body horror' films of the eighties. There's something really visceral about those practical effects which I don't get from a lot of modern CGI.

Amazing work.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hmmmm...that's a very sad movie to come out of retirement for. I understand his connection to the original...but the remake was one of the most crass and inept movies of it's type that I've ever seen and I freeking LOVE bad taste T and A movies like Humanoids from the Deep (another Bottin classic incidentally).
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Journeyman81 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wasn't that Corman's follow-up to Galaxy of Terror?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Don't know about follow up but it was definitely a Corman movie. Actually, thinking about it I think it was earlier than galaxy. Galaxy was an Alien rip and I remember going to see Humanoids before I went to college (in '78 when Alien came out......fuck I'm OLD!!). It was back in the good old days of double bills and I saw Humanoids with The Blood Spattered Bride, a terrible Italian '70's shlocker!!!
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natter-kit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!

Work .... shocking !!! Wow!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you...glad you enjoyed!
:)
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha Coool work bro, The snot is classic lol and the skin texture is amazing.....lets hope the vamp and the ghoul have a fall out though :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks...but last I heard the creepy couple are still together and she's expecting again...I think maybe Herman's got a little sister on the way!
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just spat my cornflakes all over the monitor there lol, Really Looking forward to the new arrival hehe!! :)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm just hoping she takes after her mother...who's quite the looker if you can get past the whole 'undead' thing!
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, some of them can look quite tidy, Must be the smouldering dark sunken eye look they,v got going on lol :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
To be honest I'm really into the goth girl look so for me it's a no brainer!
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah bud, Does it for me too!! tiz a very creative look I think!! :D
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zokizamantikore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome in so many levels!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you...glad you like him.
:)
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He looks incredible!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks...glad you like him :)
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Synpainter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I would LOVE to take your class :)

He is AWESOME!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well...we take students from all over the world, so you would be very welcome.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
:)
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
This is amazing. Everything about this piece is mind blowing. That little patch of hair is hilarious.The infected snot superb.
This must have been a blast for your students and for you as well.
All my best,
Take care
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I hope it was a blast for the students...it certainly was for me, though a little more time to do him would have been nice...I have to rush these things as I rarely get more than 30 minutes without a student asking questions or needing assistance. I actually finished Herman, put his eyes in and punched the hair the day AFTER school had finished!
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I can't imagine that it wouldn't have been a blast. Wish I could make it over your way and take one of your classes one day.
So did you sculpt the original piece there in class as well, and then mould it and cast it in silicone?

Sorry for bugging you with questions since you've already been bombarded with them...;)
All my best,
Take care
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hmmm?...well you hardly need sculpting classes and the course I teach is a make up effects course...but if you want to learn that then it wold be a pleasure to teach you.

The class I teach consists of 3 weeks of set projects on sculpting, moulding and applying prosthetics. The students then pick a personal project that utilise the skills they have learned and they then have 4 weeks to complete it. They can make what they like, so for instance this year 2 of them did prosthetic make ups, 2 simple animatronic masks and 2 did silicone busts. During this 4 week period I try to pick a project for myself that will benefit all the students. So Herman demonstrates basic sculptural composition (the concept of 'busy' areas and 'quiet' areas to bring balance to a sculpt), skin texturing and detailing, teeth making, painting techniques and hair punching as well as mould making and silicone lay-up.
The problem is I rarely get more than 30 minutes to myself before I have to answer questions or assist the students. So last year when I did 'Howie' it took me 2 seven week courses to finish him...???? This year I did better and had Herman all finished except for eyes and hair by the end of the course...I posted him on facebook as well so most of the students have now seen him finished.

Please don't apologise about questions...as I've said before I'm here at DA to chat and discuss art...if I didn't want to answer questions I'd close my account.
:)
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
To tell you the truth, I'm of the opinion that there are different levels in peoples sculpting talents here on DA and everywhere else. There's people like you, Mark Newman, Tim Miller, Trevor Grove, Evan Campbell etc.
It's nice to know there are people like you guys that give all of us something to shoot for. I'm not trying to sell myself short, or belittle myself, or feel sorry for myself. I just know that I have to keep practicing and practicing to keep pushing my talents. I'm happy with certain pieces, unhappy with other past sculptures, but I can see a progression in my work. I don't mean to sound like a kiss ass either, but it's been inspirational to see the different pieces you and these other sculptors post. Keeps me on my toes and keeps me from getting complacent.
I really do want to cast some work in silicone too. Between that and the glass eyes, the hair punching, I think I would really enjoy it. All my best to you man! Take care
Ps. Thanks for not being put off with questions. Some people actually are and I always want to approach subjects with caution.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Whilst it's very flattering for you to say those things I don't think you are any different to any of those other artists you mentioned. We all only see the weaknesses in our own work and the strengths in the work of others...I think that's natural and healthy, it keeps us keen and makes us strive to be better.

As for you working with silicone? I've been having some long correspondences with a Russian artist on that same subject. I've been advising him and giving him some tips but what I keep trying to get over to him is that my work isn't permanent. As a make up effects artist all my skills are designed to make stuff that will last for the length of a movie shoot....6 to 12 months max. If after that it all falls apart then I don't care, it's done it's job and the 'finished' piece is the movie! What I'm saying is that artists like yourself, for whom the final sculpt is the finished product, should approach the techniques that we in the film industry use with great caution. They can be adapted for fine art purposes, look at the work of Ron Mueck for instance, but by and large they involve us ABUSING materials rather than USING them!!

Having said that if you ever DO want to try silicone work I would be more than happy to give whatever advise I can.
:)
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Ron Mueck is truly incredible.
That's the kind of effect I'm looking for when it's time to cast in silicone.
I love Thomas Kuebler's work as well.

It didn't dawn on me that the work you usually do is temporary for the most part.
But pieces like your 'Quasi' are what I would love to have in our house.
That's been one of my favorites for some time now.

I'll definitely take you up on the offer to help with silicone questions.
All my best to you,
Have a great weekend man!
Take care
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Hahaha a instant classic , a fave for me.
I love the shape of his head, I bet his bone structure is fascinating with eye sockets that far wide. Also liking how fantastic you have made his skin tones look.
By any chance is he allergic to peanuts too?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks dude...I would imagine his skull is as messed up as the rest of him...kinda soft and spongy around that left eye too!

A peanut allergic reaction would be considered an improvement I feel!!
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