Monday, January 17, 2011

The CJ... update

Update, Feb. 1. Its really looking good, although still a lot of details to work through. You'll notice a difference in the forehead in the top comparison, thats because the angle is slightly different (with the real deal turned toward you about 2-3 degrees more, thus showing where the sloping of the forehead begins). I am anticipating completion and molding by the end of March, based on the speed of my progress so far. I have noticed a lot of hits on the blog here lately, so thanks to everyone who makes this a regular stop! :D

Update Jan. 24. Still playing with the form, mostly in the cranium...

Still forming this guy and trying to be as exact as possible, results have been favorable so far. Here are a couple of comparisons showing what photos I am matching to. I've been using screen caps as well as behind the scenes photos so I can observe how his head looks as it moves and rotates onscreen. I have a long way to go on this guy...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gratuitous Ultimate III Picture!!!!!!

haha sorry. I'm sure you've seen enough Ultimate III's but I found this pic recently of what is probably my best one. I'll have more interesting posts in the near future.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The C.J. update

Just two days later, and this guy is really shaping up nice... still just working on the form, but now that he has a neck his facial physiology makes more sense... I'm going for a 1:1 copy of Brian Wade's work here, with every little detail that I can nail down from photos.

Jan. 4 edit: here's another pic. I did the shoulders last night, so all ten pounds of clay are on him, but I'm going to need about a pound more I think...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Project: The C.J.

3 days into sculpting this one, I'm going for a very accurate replication of the mask worn by C.J. Graham in part 6. Originally sculpted in 24 hours by effects artist Brian Wade when director Tom McLaughlin needed a replacement bust for a new actor, the mask was swimming in detail, so it will be quite a challenge to replicate, especially for a novice sculptor like myself. Pleased with the results so far though! Thanks for looking.