I've finally come far enough along on this piece to feel okay about showing it off here. This is my first attempt at a life-sized likeness: Michael Crawford as The Phantom of the Opera. I modeled him to look around the same age he was while performing this character on stage, roughly from 1986 to the 1990s, and I've been working on it for about a year and a half, learning as I go. It's about 85% complete, but still lacks skin/prosthetic textures, additional wrinkles, and pores.
The hair is nearly finished, and I say "nearly finished" because the loose ends on the back of the neck will inevitably need to be resculpted and refined as skin texture and pores are added...Either way, this is like, 99% of how the hair will look when molded.
The eyes are resin castings molded from anatomically accurate glass eyes, so there's a raised cornea on each one that has been positioned to look sharply to the Phantom's left-hand side - even though you can't really see it in these pictures.
In addition to the sculpture itself, I've attached a few reference pictures of the original Phantom makeup for comparison. Please feel free to comment, critique, and provide opinions on the work I've done so far. Sculpting is still a relatively new and unexplored art form for me, so I need to progress in a LOT of ways. However, I'm inching right along thanks to the generous help of a few much more experienced friends.
More pictures below...
Thanks for looking and cheers,