Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I wonder if Mr. Bergen could drink a Coke while making Charlie talk.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Better order some more Magic-Sculpt.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I really admire Terry Peterson's crash course in ventriloquism. In just a few minutes, he covers the basics of ventriloquism technique, puppetry and even distance ventriloquism. He's an engaging personaltiy and a very good ventriloquist. Terry has several other videos on YouTube that are fun to watch.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Next comes the forehead.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I've discovered one thing about using a styrofoam mannequin head as an armature. I won't do it again. It's really messy. When you cut into it, it disintegrates into little round granules that stick to everything because of static electricity. I'm always sucking the stuff up with my Shopvac. Nevertheless I'm pressing onward.
I split the head into two pieces; front and back. I dug out the backside of the front half to mount an eye tray. Next step is to sculpt around the eyes.
This is gonna take awhile folks.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
All I can do is shake my head.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I made his little friend Kyle last year to Kevin's specifications right down to his closely shaved head and Mohawk haircut. I'd really enjoy receiving photos from other owners of Kenny Croes vent figures. I'll post them with your permission.
Now... back to work.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I dug out cavities in the styrofoam head for the wood knob eyeballs. I also woeked on the nose and upper lip area.
Kinda scary lookin', huh?
(By the way, I shot the photo with my iphone and emailed it to myself. What a cool new toy!)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
But I'm referring to my first attempt at sculpting a full-size figure. Buzz James of Braylu Creations has been encouraging me to do so, so I finally got started this week. One big hold up has been the armature issue. I've purchased skulls for that, but still hadn't made the move forward. Buzz sent me a Styrofoam mannequin head sitting in a piece of PVC pipe for the neck.
So the first move I've made is to sculpt part of a nose. Next, I'm going to cut away a section of Styrofoam for the jaw, which I plan to make separately. I'll also make holes for the eyes and mount some 1.5" wood knobs on an eye tray inside the head, then sculpt around them. Buzz cut the mannequin head in half for me and re-glued it back together. I'll peel it apart again for the eye tray.
That's my plan. If it's not too embarrassing, I'll post photos of my progress. (By the way, I'm "speed-sculpting" with Magic-Sculpt).