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The Sculpture Update

Firstly, I want to say a big thanks to Kent Trammell over at CGCookie for (the first part of) The Art of Sculpting: Caricature.
I’d never tried caricature before (officially anyhow) and the way the subject was introduced and the techniques explained was exceptionally useful.

A few posts ago, I wrote about the loan of a graphics tablet from my Mum. In that post I added a picture of something I’d sculpted. It was a head. Well, it was supposed to be. Looking back on it now it looks absolutely dreadful.

ARGH! AN ALIEN!
AAAAARGH! AN ALIEN!

Between then and now I bimbled around practicing here and there sculpting a lot of very uninteresting stuff. I got to the point where I could get something looking half decent, but was still fairly unsure of myself.

Hmm, not too bad…


Getting somewhere…


That’s the ticket.

Then I found the aforementioned tutorial. It was just around the time that I wanted to make something to show my appreciation to my brother, so I snagged one of his holiday snaps off FB and caricatured it up.

“Glad I’m not one of those fake fans that jumped ship and now can’t preorder their Xbone”

From that point, I kept on practicing, using some of the techniques showed in Kent’s tutorial and after a few tries, I think I managed to get some good likenesses without going too cartoony (not that there’s anything wrong with cartoony, I just wanted to dial the exaggeration back a bit).

“Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t the promised land, it’s just New Jersey”
“Agnostics are just atheists without balls.”

So I’m going to keep practicing, posting to G+, occasionally updating on this site, and hopefully I’ll see more improvement on the scale shown between the top and the bottom of this page.
Hopefully.

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