I am new at the process I am attempting so any help will be greatly appreciated. I am trying to make a creature hand like the one from the film District 9 and I am stuck on the process.
I have done a life cast of just my face before, but making an application that will cover the hand completely so you can wear it like a glove is throwing me off. I understand that in order to fit perfectly to my hand, I need to make a cast of my hand and then build up the design I want on the mold and make another cast of that. My questions are: when designing a hand that only has 3 digits, should you position your fingers a certain way to help get the look you want when making your first mold? Or do you leave your fingers relaxed and spaced and then build up the design with clay afterwards to make 3 digits? After you finished the application with either rubber or whatever, how do you safely remove it from your mold in order to wear it?
If I am going about this the hard way, please feel free to share any other techniques because I would love to learn them!