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Little green men

March 1, 2011

…or just one at the moment, actually. I’ve been sculpting after a good while, and this is what I’ve come up with so far:

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He’s going to be a pretty generic male in winter gear. The right hand will probably end up holding a cigarette. I think there might be a lot of uses for him. Maybe a polar researcher (The Thing, anyone?) or an Alaskan sheriff (30 Days of Night, anyone?) or a drill operator (Alien vs. Predator, retch, anyone?)..the choices are varied.

I thought of using a Hasslefree head, and they were tempting indeed, as they look great. I got to thinking, however, that I’m never going to learn to sculpt a face if I don’t just keep on practicing. So, even if he looks like he’s been hit hard a few times with the good old ugly stick, he’s still 100% my own creation. And as clichéd as it sounds, the face does look a lot better in the flesh, so to speak.

I think there’s some work to be done with his backside and groin, as they look a bit off. I’m also open to suggestions, so if you think there’s something I should add, let me know! Constructive criticism very much welcome.

 

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5 comments

  1. Great job! I am impressed by anyone who can sculpt well.


    • Thanks a lot for the compliment. I did have a real urge to reply with “what’s that got to do with me?” 😀


  2. Don’t knock yourself too badly, Mikko. I think you have talent. You asked for constructive criticism and so here’s my two pence worth. On the whole, I think he looks good, especially from the front. From the back, there are a couple of small points that niggle me. The way his left arm meets the shoulder looks a bit odd. I’d expect to see more creases in his coat. Also, I think his hood is slightly too small. You’re almost there with this sculpt. A few tweaks here and there will improve it no end. By the way, I have no criticisms to make about his face. Sure, he’s no Brad Pitt, but then neither am I!
    It’s nice to see you sculpting a civilian. Like zombies, you can never have too many of them.


    • Thanks for the comments Bryan!

      The left arm/shoulder/back join definitely needs more creasing and bulking out of the fabric. Good call.

      I sculpted the hood early on, when there wasn’t yet a sculpted head on the model – only the dolly’s head. I made the mistake of sculpting the hood then, and sizing it for the dolly head. Of course sculpting over the dolly head (with my skills) added maybe 30-40% to the bulk of the head, so the hood ended up smallish. Shouldn’t be too hard to fix, methinks!


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