David Hello! I made the first silicon model (head). Your use of the method of coloring and casting. I am interested in your opinion about the quality ... Please take the time to write me what you liked and did not like about this work - where are my mistakes? [link]
I love you very much for what you always answer me! you are my true virtual friend - a very important .... sorry I do not have the camera now since I gave the camera to girlfriend and she left the village! But I am very happy - I get your method with two layers (without bubbles)! I love you friend!Forgive me - I'm probably so strange))) but I'm sure - you should be happy - because I often say a prayer for you! mindful of you always when working with silicone, and so on!I love you from a distant land friend!)))God grant you happiness!
The horns were sculpted separately and moulded in silicone. From these moulds I made urethane horns using Easy flo 120 liquid plastic urethane. The teeth are the teeth dentists use to make dentures, so they are as close to real teeth was possible without actually pulling them from someones head!!
I use a combination of brushes and airbrush. Using the brushes to lay stipples and blotches of colour and then the airbrush to add depth and shading.
I think using all brush work can look a little rough and flat. And using just an airbrush makes it look too smooth and fake...like a doll. I lay stipples and spatters with soft brushes, to give a variation in skin tones and texture and then tighten the whole thing up with the airbrush, using it to add depth and shading.
Thank you David! I probably buy airbrush ... (I've thought about it but doubt). You're a very good teacher and nice person! Do you have a website?you communicate in skype? where we can still talk (if you do not mind) I'll be happy to share with you my accomplishments, and be glad for yours! Again, sorry for my English!
I don't have a website and I don't Skype...I a sort of computer barbarian!!. I'm happy to communicate here through notes or messages or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll always try and help as best I can, just be patient as sometimes my work takes me away from my computer or doesn't allow me the time to reply immediately...though I always reply in the end!!
hi there dave i see that you have had another nightmare and wanted to face it : heheh wow : this is great sculpting man.. loved the eyes and the juicy gums and those blue freckles on his skin just make it enough to want to touch if it resonates with life
Thanks dude. Sorry for the delay in replying it's just been insanely busy at work at the moment.
This was a class demo piece and I was trying to show how technique can make even the most cartoony of creatures real. I chose a blue base for it as the most difficult colour to bring to life (look at those awful Avatar skin tones....ack!!). It was a cavalier gesture that almost broke me as I struggled to breath life into him...I think I got there in the end or else I guess my teaching carer would be over...lol!