Not only personal or close friends. I mean every kind of friend, or even a stranger.
x There. I was too weak to color it. Guess I just wanted to share it too much…
this is mindblowing oh my goodness
Rotating traditional animation is my most favorite thing ever <3
The Road to El Ranno
BIRD BEAAAKS. This one doesn’t teach how to draw but it0s the introduction to that. Quite a lot of people I give classes to have this idea that the beak is an apendix of the bird’s skull and not a part of the skull that doesn’t have feathers covering it. And because of that wrong notion beaks are drawn poorly and with no sense of weight or even being part of the bird’s head.
So this art tip of the week is just the very introduction to the concept of drawing beaks. Just explaining what the beak actually is.
Hope you like it, even though its a simpler one.
CHEERS and tons of love
From the Album Marsupial Madness
Track by Adhesive Wombat
I’m going to reblog this again because I fricking love this song.
Expression Series - Toothless
Medium : Monster Clay (www.monstermakers.com)
Time Taken : 5-6 hours Each
About the Project
What an amazing project this has been! Thank you all for the support over the past few weeks as I created each bust. In case you missed it, I started out wanting to do a clay sketch series focused around the many faces of Toothless. I produced a new bust every few days over the period of around a week and a half. Expressions have never been my strongest point, so I wanted to tackle this head on. And I learned SO much from it. I feel like I have a better grasp on how faces deform and what makes a strong expression. Plus, Toothless!
This project has been an incredible learning experience. Sculpting a character’s face in a single position is one thing, but having to do variations like this is much more difficult. You really have to understand how the face stretches and compresses and how the different muscles of the face affect one another.
After I completed the second bust in the series, I was contacted by Dane Stogner, the lead character animator for Toothless in HTTYD2. He knows the ins and outs of the character, and offered to help me make each bust even stronger. I can’t thank him enough for his invaluable advice. Instead of struggling for hours trying to get a bust to look right, he pointed out the areas that needed tweaking. Every time I made the changes he suggested, it brought each bust to life. This was especially true of the “Angry” bust where I resculpted it completely (see WIP posts below)
About the Busts
I assure you, these aren’t made of chocolate. They were sculpted from an oil/wax based clay, Monster Clay. It will never cure and can be reused over and over.
These busts stand around 4 inches tall and were each created from scratch. They were intended as studies or sketches so they still look a bit rough in areas. I plan on going back later to add more scales, the nubs on the ears, and do another pass or two on the refining.
A limited number of cast sets will be available in the future. I don’t plan on selling these casts individually or as blank paint-your-own. I will release information on pricing and numbers once they are available.
Links to WIP Posts for Each Bust
Want to learn how to sculpt like I do? My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here! I even discuss how to work with Monster Clay, the clay I used for this project.
Interested in a Commission? To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.
Someone requested a hand tutorial, so I rambled. I didn’t even get to everything I would like to, so here is a part!