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In July 2011 I taught my first 7 week course at the Neill Gorton Prosthetics School and did this guy to be a class demo of sculpting, moulding, painting, hair punching and general finishing techniques.

One of my students said he looked like a Howard...go figure!...so Howie he is!!

He's a demon from the deepest regions of hell...but everyone who see's him goes 'Awwwwwww...he's cute!!'...

He's made of tin cure silicone. The horns are Easy-Flo 120 liquid plastic urethane, filled with a rigid expanding urethane foam...they are tough but very light. His teeth are full size human teeth, they are the colour samples dentists use to colour match patients teeth, set individually into gums. His eyes are painted plastic hemispheres and his hair is synthetic acrylic (it was stuff we had left over from a Sky TV ad. called 'Meet the Spenglers' the Spenglers being these huge dopey blue monsters...I think the ads only ran in the UK).
He's quite small: standing about 16 inches (41cms) tall.
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fairiesndreams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
he have charisma , thatīs way people think his cute ...
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you....I try and give all my work character....
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fairiesndreams Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
i can see that , i also try make the same in my work , of couse mine is miniature and some times the result is not humm exactaly what i was looking for ..LOL ... i should go big . Anyways iīm tottaly fan of your art sculpt or digital whatever the medium you rock !
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I think the comment "...sometimes the result is not exactly what I was looking for..." will probably be applied by most artists about their own work at some time or another. It so rarely turns out how we want it to..that's why we continue to strive and improve.

I have seen your beautiful work and yes it IS small isn't it!...fading eyesight means my 'miniature' work is getting bigger and bigger as I get older and older...lol!! Though in fairness to myself I've never liked working too small.
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fairiesndreams Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I know what you are talking the sculptures usualy are perfect in our mind until we get our hands on the clay and they start to change .. some times just a bit and others goes completelly in other direction LOL ... but hey as you said thaīs why we continue to strive to improve we dream with perfection and this is not a thing we can do , cause we are our worst critics really ?

To bad for me i do like work small but i must confess i want to go bigger , i think my eyes are not the same as used to be when i was younger ... i worked with tiny type of things since i had about 8 i dont use glasses but i do fell itīs not the same and i need a magnifyer lenses and lamps to do it :(
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh no...I definitely couldn't be working with a magnifying glass, I like to be able to step back from my work to judge it.

I have a friend who does the most incredible tiny work, but you can walk into the room and miss what might be days and days of work. I just don't get that, I think a sculpture should effect the environment in which it is displayed not get lost within it....but that's just me.
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fairiesndreams Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
i know what you are talking about and i share the same feeling ,but for a bunch of other reasons and one of them is most people dont have enought room ,and shipping thing in my case i decided to go with miniatures , but if i could... iīm sure i would go bigger , im also paintor and i do like to step back to judge .and i feel free when i paint with out magnifying glasses . i undestand when you say you dont get the point ... ;)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ah I hear you on the 'not enough room' thing. It's why I can't sculpt as much of my own stuff as i'd like as i don't have a workshop at home...soon though soon!....

Having said what i did about size I should also add that the same friend who does the tiny work also collects action toys. This was another thing I couldn't get my head around until I visited his house and saw his enormous collection....en masse they were changed from nasty little plastic figures to something approaching art..and their impact on the room was startling. I sort of concluded from this that from a collectors point of view these little works of art take on completely new dimensions when displayed together and that you can not only stand back to admire the overall effect but can then move in close to marvel at the tiny details just as you can with one larger piece.
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Omnicogito Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing, how'd you get the horns to blend with the silicone so seamlessly?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The horns are blended off with silicone caulking coloured with oil paint. I did it that way as I hate that 'socket' look most fantasy horned beasties are given, in nature the transition between horn and skin is always much more subtle, so that's what i was going for here.

Thanks for the kind words!
:)
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aquaTICKworld Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
You could use also teeth for dentures, they may be even more realistic and have a much wider assortment of shapes and sizes than those you used. May be even cheaper. ;)
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MerrisHawk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Pirate...demon pirate...I can imagine him playing with that face fur and monologing to his victims, telling them just how bad the day is about to get. Yer a bad bad influence, lol, gotta go write stuff.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Pirate demon?...that's a great image..really....and if it makes you think up stuff like that I can't be THAT bad an influence can I?
:)
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MerrisHawk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm thinkin so, lol...but its a good thing. Gratz on being chosen for the Dr. Who set, they got lucky getting you.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks...though as a DW fan I think I got lucky...

I'm tied up on another TV show at the mo and DW is just gearing up to start. I hope I get a chance to some work on it!
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CraigOxbrow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He is rather cute. It's the smile and the wide-spaced eyes, I think. Anyway, he's great.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ah well....yeah he IS cute I guess...lucky this wasn't a design for some serious movie monster as it would have failed on every level...lol!
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FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
ahh real life 3D thats the best ever.! great work :)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
If computer 3D is 'digital 3D' I guess this must be 'analogue 3D' ...yes?.....
:)
Thanks for the kind comments.
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FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
i miss real life 3d :( i used to do ceramics at college and made this awesome gargoyle head. But i forgot to get it out my flat before i got repo'd... :(
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Kinda sounds like my life. I've left a trail of unwanted paintings, sculpts and other assorted junk as I've moved from bedsits to squats to trailers...lol...I sound like a bum!! (I'm all settled down now!)
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FuzzySpider Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
lol, it wasnt that it was unwanted.. i miss that sculpture! but i would love to see the faces of the repo men with nothing in the apatment except a gargoyle head and a washing machine.. haha
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hmmm....I bet they seen weirder things than we can possibly imagine!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
All the details are amazing!!I love the look of the horns!!
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MisplacedVirgoArtist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
:)
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peirrin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
It's the goatee. That makes him a Howard. Good to see new stuff from you man! I missed my fix. Are the horn s based off molds of reptile tails of any sort? And how do you do your finishing? Airbrush? Lacquer? Water base? (So many questions, so little time. :) )
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Oh ...I still think I'm missing something on the 'Howie' 'goatee' thing, but never mind.

Because it was a demonstration piece I used as many different techniques as possible. So after roughing out the entire head I sculpted the horns separately. They aren't based on anything, I' m really lazy so basing them on something would entail 'looking stuff up'...so I just kinda make it up as I go along using bits and pieces I've memorised over the years.
They were moulded in silicone and then cast out in urethane plastic (sometimes called 'fast cast') filled with a rigid urethane foam for lightness. Once primed with car body primer they were painted in acrylic inks and then stuck on to the finished silicone sculpture.

Does any of that help?
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peirrin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Sure does. Sounds a lot like what I work with, except that most of my paints are lacquer based (Life-tone, Poly-transpar) Most of the sculpting is bondo based though, and I have a love/hate relationship with that stuff. I just don't get to share pretty much anything I do because of non-disclosure agreements. I'm hoping to save up and get some equipment and a shop set up so that I can do some work for myself at home. Your work is part of what keeps me motivated. :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I'd love to have a workshop at home...but I've no room for it at the mo (when I can move my son's trampoline I'll get a big shed!!).

I'm happy to be part of what keeps you going!
:)
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The-Small Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks
:)
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AmandaMache Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so magnificent...I love your work so much. I want to design these types of things professionally but I don't think I'll ever be able to. This is so beautiful though ;_;
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for your kind words, but don't be so disparaging of your own abilities, all art is just about hard work, practise hard and you could easily do stuff like this and better...give it a go!!!
:)
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AmandaMache Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
: ) Thanks so much for those words. I'll try my best
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
...and I look forward to seeing the results here at DA.
:)
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AmandaMache Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
: ) You inspire me so much. Haha
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:)
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Snigom Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
For some reason I can picture him with a "hick" Texan accent.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I'd like to hear that...particularly as he has no lips!!
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twigling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah I was gonna say he's cute too, but not in that saccarine care-bears way... love all the detail!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
ok...ok...so he's cute!!...lol. Left to my own devices my sort of 'default' artwork is somewhat tongue in cheek...so they all come out a bit cartoony or 'cute'
:)
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DarthSeige Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool.

What is everything made of? I guess to do the hair it would have to be some kind of rubber, but surely the horns aren't rubber? They look quite hard but the skin looks soft. Do tell!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Oh yeah...I forgot to put all that in the description!

He's made of tin cure silicone. The horns are Easy-Flo 120 liquid plastic urethane, filled with a rigid expanding urethane foam...they are tough but very light. His teeth are full size human teeth, they are the colour samples dentists use to colour match patients teeth. His eyes are painted plastic hemispheres and his hair is synthetic acrylic (it was stuff we had left over from a Sky TV ad. called 'Meet the Spenglers' the Spenglers being these huge dopey blue monsters...I think the ads only ran in the UK).
He's quite small: standing about 16 inches (41cms) tall.
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drwhofreak Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
ooh i didn't know about the school, thanks for the tip off!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Ah...ok. If you google Neill Gorton's Prosthetics School they have a website with all the info you might need. They are running four 7 week courses in 2012...so maybe I'll see you then!
:)
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drwhofreak Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
perhaps! although i'm more likely to go for the short courses if and when they're offered :)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The 7 week course they offer is the shortest they do I'm afraid. The shorter bespoke courses are for training tutors and other professional make up artists.
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drwhofreak Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
ah right. how much experience do you need for the 7 week course, can you be a complete newbie?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You have to demonstrate some ability. Neill Gorton (who's school it is) vets all applicants, but it's more to make sure you have the desire to get into the business and are not just thinking ;oh...I might give that a try'. But the classes include people of all abilities from keen amateurs to professionals wishing to broaden their skills.
Check out their website for more info: [link]
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