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Sydney and Me! by Kaduflyer Sydney and Me! by Kaduflyer
This is me getting rid of those unsightly shiny spots for Sydney's big day in front of the camera...as you can see he's pretty big (and wearing my shirt!!)
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Incredible work!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
:)
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beans330 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think he's cute!:-) What's he made of?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Skin, bone, hair and flesh covered with a variety of textiles, some synthetic some natural....oh...??...you mean the cyclops!...sorry....Well, he's a silicone skin filled with a polyurethane foam. His eye is a plastic hemisphere filled with a urethane, his beard and eyebrows are real hair punched into the silicone skin and his hair is polyester flock.
:)
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beans330 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! You had me for a moment .....someone with my sense of humor!:giggle:

Actually, I meant Sydney, since I can't see your face!:-)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
....:)...no you're right...Sydney is the looker here (trust me)
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beans330 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: .....and let me say again, WOW!!! I just had the time to peruse through you gallery...:jawdrop:! Really amazing stuff you've got there :dance:

And don't say the Sydney is the looker:x, at least you have shoulders! :giggle:
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha...thank you again..glad you enjoyed what I do (...squares shoulders with pride....:)...)
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beans330 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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MrNorth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I like that you didn't give him a single brow.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
A few people have commented on that..it just seemed the obvious thing to do to me.
:)
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MrNorth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
well its different from the tried and tested.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
My work is rarely ground breakingly original..but I do try and put a little twist on all the old conventions whenever they occur to me. :)
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MrNorth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
yeah its those little twists that make it work. like with The Silents, you tried something different with the overdone Roswell Alien design.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It doesn't take much to give all the cliches just a little 'push'.
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MrNorth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
yep and the people in charge not watering ideas down.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
...and that!
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning work! What are you brushing him down with?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
His hair is flock...short synthetic hair that is fired electromagnetically from a flocking gun. To glue the hair on I cover the head with a thin coat of silicone cement and when the hairs are fired from the gun they stick in like zillions of little arrows. The downside is that all the glues we use dry shiny, so I'm using a dusting of translucent make up powder (some times known as 'no colour powder') to take off the shine.
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Convenient tool. I'd always thought that synthetic hair was either applied individually or cut from a pre-made roll. Is flocking those hairs what's used for making prop/stunt animals, too?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Flock is perfect for the short hair on animals like horses...so yes that's exactly what we use. Hair is also applied individually (like Sydney's beard and eyebrows) and sometimes it comes on a roll; There is a company called Hair Technologies that will custom mix and apply to a roll any hair we want, with any type of backing we want...ideal for puppets or suits (like the Wookies in Star Wars) or larger animatronics (mammoths for instance)....so you are right on all counts...top marks!
:)
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Good, punching in all those hairs one at a time would be hell. ... how is the hair held in when it's punched, anyway?
"top marks" - thank you, sir.
Wookies aren't real?! :omfg:
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
When punching into silicone the tiny holes close up tightly with the tension of the material and it's this that holds the hairs in. It's surprising how solid they are in, though rough handling or pulling can result in major hair loss.
With foam rubber, because the material is not as strong or as elastic as silicone (and therefore wont grip the hairs as tightly) the hair is often punched all the way through the piece and once the process is finished the appliance is turned inside out and all the little hairs poking through the back are glued down tightly.
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got to say I really like this guy. He does look as if he could use a shave though since you're making him presentable for the camera. :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ah...yeah...that's 'designer' stubble!!
:)
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see, he's going for the "House" look. :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
As I was punching the hair for his beard it struck me that he looked a lot like house...designer stubble, no chin....it's Hugh Laurie!!!
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! You should send him a pic and see if he notices the resemblance. :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh yeah...I'm sure he'll be very flattered!!!
lol
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, considering his off beat sense of humor I'm sure he would be. :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Tru....I should FB him a link!!!
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daounin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
celui-là il m'a fracturé la rétine ....
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm sorry but my French is all but non existent....so I have no idea what you are saying...I'm guessing something about the eye?
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daounin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
of course my dear. let me explain .... just imagine, a bullet hurting your eyes and you would get the strange feeling I had when I saw your masterpiece
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh....well thanks....and also sort of sorry if it caused pain (unless you like that sort of thing) :)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff!!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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AliasGhost Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Astounding work! Looks like he blink at any moment, just so badass!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
When I was working on him one of my students didn't like it if his eye was staring in her direction cos it creeped her out....it illustrated my demo of the importance of making good eye's (or eye) for their creations.
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AliasGhost Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I could see that happening. I'm always learning when I see your stuff man.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Then thats the best compliment I could get...thank you
:)
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AliasGhost Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Tis true. ;)
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He rocks that shirt! It really caught my eye.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
lol....no one says that when I wear it!!
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Close one eye?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ah...is cyclopia the new cool???
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why else do pirates wear patches?
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Of course...silly me (goes to gouge out eye)
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hard-tonic Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
wow thats incredible! You create such amazing things, As I'm a digital artist I never get to touch what I create I would love to get to grips with this art form as is beats digital art hands down
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I understand what you mean when you say you'd 'love to get to grips' with something tangible, but I think you're being a little harsh on yourself and your art-form when you say it 'beats digital art hands down'. True it is hard to 'own' a digital sculpture but with the advances in 3D printing all that will very soon be a thing of the past. Even now you could send a file off to a printing company and they'll be able to render one of your little robots into a coloured sculpture...and no messy moulding involved!!!
In the last class I taught we had a guest speaker come in and talk about medical prosthetics (for folk with missing limbs, noses etc.) and he showed us some 'printed' silicone prosthetics. True they were still in development but one day I'm sure people like me will be redundant as even prosthetics in movies will be designed in computer and printed out.
So don't despair in the next 10 years digital will take over the commercial art world and you'll be 'getting to grips' with any number of your own creations!
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