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Howie 1 by Kaduflyer Howie 1 by Kaduflyer
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
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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