Richard Husky
Richard Husky
Kentucky
Yeah, I've got a monkey on my back
Richard Husky
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Attempting a likeness of Pinhead in Zbrush. Trying to figure our the all the detail nuances the program has to offer
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aristotle
Very nice! I haven't tried digital sculpting yet. Do you find that the skills you gain in digital transfer to traditional, and the reverse?
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Richard Husky
That’s a good question Aristotle! Really have not given much thought to it. So, forgive me, I’m not quite sure how to answer. However, I would probably lean toward the reverse that it is better to learn traditional then move to digital (maybe I can get a little kick back from Mr. Keith for my plug). Seriously though, with traditional there is no undo function. Symmetry algorithms save you from sculpting the same thing twice…etc…Coming from traditional preps you for methods of construction, helps you understand the forms and structure. All the computer does (once you learn program) is simplify the process. Hope that helps!
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Richard Husky
Whipped a couple of these bad boys 1” per head height and 1/2” per head height . Posed smaller one…
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Male Torso
4mo
Well, I had every intention is doing the $5 challenge and could not break myself away from the digital (you know...less mess). So, here is the sketch made in Zbrush from the male reclining reference provided for the challenge
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Richard Husky
Just watched this, and, yeah, it's much simpler than approaches I've used. Gonna give this a try.
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Richard Husky
I can't say this was my worst project, but it was early on in the learning process. Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to photograph my first piece (which was worst than this...big head, wrong proportions, no anatomy) And, This was back when we were still processing film, so I was a cheap skate ;) I will say that there is something very humbling about photo documenting...Just when you think it looks good-take a picture (it sucks after that). Nonetheless, this was not one I was very fond of and is good candidate for pointing out errors.
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Richard Husky
found a back shot...
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Richard Husky
Very Funny!!! However...Hmmm, how to approach this... So, okay...I can understand why it would not be appropriate to blast this topic out on youtube. But! Are we not getting the short end on the stick...uh well, missing out on some important details involving the pelvic areas. Definitely a premium video that fills in the mystery hole in the bottom of pelvis. Right? You know, medically speaking, just trying to understand how the, uh [cough] package hangs out there. On a serious note: Wasn't sure if there was any noteworthy musculature or information around these areas to consider. For example; I was unaware the penis originates from under the pubic symphysis. Apart for medical studies did not know how much artistic anatomy would apply? Like how much fat would these areas accumulate... Not trying to be pervy...just curious how it all goes together.
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Richard Husky
Yep, looking forward to the tips on this feature.
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Richard Husky
I totally envy you guys that can carve...how you can work an image out of a solid object is mystifying to me!!!
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TeaMonster
Kudos on the cx5 club, rare stuff indeed! Nice work, have you got anymore pics of superman?... It'd be nice to see a close up of his face.
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Richard Husky
This was work in progress, and might be the best photo you'll get for the face...apologizes for not photo documenting more of this piece...
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aristotle
Awesome work. Do you prefer Castilene or Cx5 better?
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Richard Husky
Wax is a little different "animal" to work with...meaning you are constantly have to heat the material to work it. That being said, I wasn't very familiar with those techniques using the castilene to be a fair comparison. However, I really liked the Cx5. One nice thing about using the wax was not having to worry about armatures. The medium is rigid enough to support itself, and if you had to chop to re-work an area...
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Richard Husky
Well, does already having the supplies count?!? After all I did not buy anything for the challenge...Bought some monster clay a few years ago it's been sitting around ever since. Looking for excuse to try it out...
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Aaron Osofsky
Looked at some you tube videos. Don't know what else I need to start. For the first lessonI guess I will also need wire cutters or Pliers to make an armature? How will I soften the clay? Torches, lighters, double boiler?hair dryer?What is recommended? What solvent is safest for a low circulation area? I Never made an armature or worked with oil based clay. I apologize I posted these questions elsewhere also. Thanks!!
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Richard Husky
Aaron what type of material are you planning to use because that will determine some answers to your other questions. For example, you will not want to use torches with polymer clays (that could be bad). To answer you solvent question, you'll likely want to circulate your area somehow whether it's opening a window, a fan to draw air out of the room, or something along those lines. However, in my experience it's too early to think about solvents because those are used in finishing techniques. Think you'll be working in to rough for awhile to get the basics down.
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Richard Husky
Thought I might chime in here, and post a few links to sites that have sculpting clays/waxes. https://www.sculpey.com; https://www.chavant.com; https://www.monstermakers.com; https://beesputty.com. Each material has different characteristics that, I'm sure, Mr. Keith will explain. I've used Sculpey, Chavant, Castilene (now owned by Chavant), and a product no longer made (dang it!) CX5 by adambeaneindustries. You can get tools all over the place, apart from what's mentioned...Amazon, Blick, Michaels, Hobby Lobby...Online https://www.sculpt.com; https://www.sculpturedepot.net are a couple of neat sites to shop. Shoot you can even look up on youtube on how to make your own tools!!! Hardware stores are good alternative to art store armature wire...you can get aluminum wire cheaper (quick search) Lowes has 39ft for $9. Oh one last thing, a trick for saving on material...get some aluminum foil. It can also help with weight issues.
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Richard Husky
Should be pretty proud of yourself....looks like you have the fundamentals down very well.
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Richard Husky
Very Giger...nicely done!
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Richard Husky
I'm in...looking forward to learning. Really interested in pushing the dynamics of the figure...you know twists and turns, and how that effects the musculature. Also, honing in on anatomy. Lastly, not sure how much you'll get into portraits, but I kind of live in (what Ryan Kingslien refers to as) that valley of the suck with regards to faces. Of course, may not focus in this series...but here's to the future!
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Richard Husky
6mo
Sculpted this in polymer clay, and painted it to look like a bronze.
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Wax work
7mo
One in Castilene & other in Cx5
4. Marvel Iceman
13. DC Superman
Richard Husky
Just as previous post, I may have boo boo'd posting elsewhere on sight. Sorry, to duplicate here, but it's, seemingly, more relevant with-in this forum.
3. DC Hawkgirl
2. Marvel Dark Phoenix
9. DC Red Lantern Laria
8. DC Penguin
12. Marvel Iron Man
7. DC Green Lantern Guy Gardner
1. Marvel Nightcrawler
5. DC Azrael
6. DC Green Lantern Hal Jordan
11. Marvel Venom