TeaMonster
TeaMonster
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"Demonic Prince and the Birthday Surprise" What do you give to the Demonic Prince who already has everything? Haunted castles, torture chambers, dark magic? It's Demonic Prince's birthday! And all his ghastly pals have chipped in to get him a surprise gift. But will he like it? "Quickly, in here!" says Swamp Gator. They find a secret place to wrap the gift. Rabid Dog Monster Guy wraps the present very neatly. Swamp Gator cuts the ribbon with his teeth. And Wood Monster hides the present in his mouth, which is really just a hole in a tree, until the right moment. Suddenly, Demonic Prince emerges from a fiery lava pit, as he often does. Then 1-2-3! Wood Monster spits out the gift! SURPRISE! they all yell. Demonic Prince doesn't know what to say. He'd cry, but he can't really. He loves the surprise gift... a Tshirt with his name on it. He even cracks a smile! And best of all it fits. But even if it hadn't, the real gift is the gift of friendship. The horrifically evil buddies share some vanilla cake with white frosting, and then go back to haunting, chasing, and generally harassing the world. But this is an afternoon they will not soon forget! The end.
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Great take on it, made me chuckle! Also genuinely thought for a sec these were photos of arranged toys from thumbnails, great rendering!
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TeaMonster
Hi everyone, here's hoping I squeak in on time. There's loads left to do/change but for last minute rush, I'll call it done. Almost chickened out of posting but where's the fun in that. Here to learn after all. Thanks to all at Proko for running these comps. Demon Prince- 'Silver Tongue' -Super sculpey 9.5 inches tall
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Aaaaarghmatures! Armature = structural support for the clay. They come in many shapes and sizes, no one size fits all, and many artists have their preferred method. Personally as my projects were never the same size or subject matter I just made up the armature on the spot. Trial and error over the years and hitting the wire, having to modify etc just seemed the norm to me. So I welcome a considered tried and tested method, Andrew has provided a good technique and I finally got the hang of it I think...
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Modifying the armatures, here I added wings using aluminum mesh, one wing I sewed on and hit the thread with a couple of drops of super glue to secure, the other side I used aluminum tape, which was faster and easier. I try and use heat resistant materials for all the armature, although using oil based clay these wont get baked we do use heat tools to soften the clay, so for example I wouldn't use hot glue as we may remelt it later on ;)
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The cheap sculpture challenge got me thinking about cheap clay... I recall many moons ago in school we used a 'dough' clay, a salt dough recipe using flour to make an air dry clay....I looked up a recipe on the interwebs and had a crack at it... Well maybe I got the mix wrong even though I tried a few times, my dough was very sloppy even after trying various mixes, it slumps under it's own weight, and even went manky after a few days. Think I'll stick to shop bought for now but it's good to know you can grab food cupboard items and make something to muck about with :) (if anyone has a secret formula that works do let me know, thanks)
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In between classes I'll do some studies to keep sharp, this a quick foot in the cheap plasticine. Adding a bit of cornflour and mixing it in helps reduce the stickyness, but I really don't like the feel or colour and will probably use other clays for the remainder of this course.
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Also whilst exploring materials, we bought a soap bar for a change and I immediately nabbed a bit to try carving some. (Yes soap carving is a thing, many talented folks out there) I haven't carved anything before really as most of my modelling materials are additive like clay. Sticking with cheap I just used a paper clip for the carving. I see carving in a different category but wanted to have a quick go.
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The tips in this video are inspiring and I just ran with it haha thanks for all the helpful information I’m having a blast adding modifications to the armatures, I hope we get the chance to see more in-depth armatures for some of the weapons and props. I made a few armatures today with wings and capes, hope everyone likes and has as much fun with this assignment as I did!
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These are great, they look solid too (strong)!
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I might have got a bit carried away.... ;)
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Good feedback vid Andrew thank you. I’ll take on board the photography tips for future assignments. Well done to the winners, and all that shared their work.
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Hi all, I'd never heard of Hale before, so this system was new to me. I like Andrews approach, one wire, one cut, potential to do from memory. I made plenty of errors along the way, and like to mix things up trying little tweaks each time... So far I have 17 armature test bodies, most are 5 inches tall, the biggest is 7. I wanted to save on wire for when I'd gotten the hang of this method :) #1 First try, over cranked it, knee snapped.  #2 Excess spine length, something went wrong looks dodgy. #3 Tried thin steel (basic garden wire), ok bit flimsy at less than 1mm thickness for 5 inch figure. Messed up the arms, too short. #4 Tried something different, more cuts, too fussy, fail. #5 1mm steel garden wire, stiff to bend but do-able. Experimented with the idea of a support bar. Ended up being 3 pieces of wire and needed a bit of tape. It is strong and would work ok. #6 2mm Alu' wire, this one is built like a tank! Over kill for 5 inch scale! #7 Tried a simple technique with just wrapping in the middle. It's fast and flimsy, and I also managed to get the measurement way off, doh! #8 Raced along in real time with Andrew's video and just about kept up yay, but, I managed to mess up the measurements again. #9 It dawned on me the diagram I drew to help me, ur...wasn't helping because it was wrong. I corrected it, and finally it clicked, feels like I 'got it'. #10 The excess on the wire roll was driving me nuts so I tried to figure out what length I need to cut a work piece off. On this one I started with x7 total heights worth of wire and ended up a bit short. (Later I settle on x10 and have plenty to work with.) #11 On this try I ran short on wire again but the build went quick, 9mins. #12 Angled 'up' pelvis to help correct a long spine. #13 I tried a wider shoulder (heroic look?), got this a bit overdone. Messed up the left foot, has messy head loop. Took 13mins. #14 Adjusted my diagram again. Turned out nice. #15 x10 total height lengths of wire measured and cut off as working piece. Straight spine. Took 11.5 mins, had some wire left over (which is fine). #16 7 inch, the biggest yet. Thicker wire took longer to bend and more area to cover. Build time 17 mins. #17 Small 2 inch tall scale, this is green 'floral wire'. I messed up the order but think I saved it, the wire length was stock pre-cut and ended a bit short of making it back to the head. I've now just watch Andrew's second armature video and will try again, this time I'll aim for smooth loops on the hands and feet. I hesitate slightly as I've previously preferred to undersize these areas, but I came here to party so I'll go with the flow and trust that Andrew can help me fix it later haha.
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Hi all, here's my cheap challenge, all in for £5 ish, I gathered lots of tools and materials but ended up just using the paper clip and cocktail sticks oh and of course fingers. It's been eye opening, fun and humbling, I thought it would be easier haha. Looking forward to learning more from the course. I have full commentary thread of my attempts here (didn't want to clog up this timeline): https://www.proko.com/community/topics/the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-my-coursework -Also I'm technically late posting by UK time but if the cut off deadline is US maybe I squeaked in just in time? -I'll let you decide Andrew, no worries if not, I want to play by the rules here :)
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The cheap challenge was fun and humbling. I'm here to learn and there is much to learn!
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More More cheap challenge pics
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More cheap challenge pics
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The cheap sculpture Challenge... I can talk the ear off a donkey so I didn't want to clog up the main classroom thread.
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My assignments from the Sculpture Fundamentals Course by Andrew Joseph Keith. A progress journal for everyone's amusement.
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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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That's a lovely piece, she looks so peaceful. I'm amazed with the skill behind carving, the no going back aspect strikes me as the hardest medium possible. Congrats on taking the plunge, look forward to seeing more of your work on here :)
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Just wanted to drop in and add for UK peeps neillsmaterials has good value chavant, about half of ebay/amazon prices -only bear in mind their p&p is £10 so maybe get a few goodies, if you can treat yourself they have all the toys :) https://www.neillsmaterials.co.uk/product-category/sculpture-supplies/ - *I do not endorse spending all your pocket money at once. Poundland has been good to me!
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