"And as for you, my little mortal minion... Feel free to keep the Wabbajack. As a symbol of my... Oh, just take the damn thing."
The Wabbajack is a Daedric Artifact of Sheogorath, given to the Dragonborn during the quest The Mind of Madness. The mysterious staff that casts an unpredictable spell which ranges from transforming enemies into other creatures or items to casting a random Destruction spell to even healing your enemies.
Sounds like fun, let's build it!
Again with the junkless naked scaling guy. Eesh.
The original idea was to sculpt on top of this armature and make a silicone plug for the void in the headpiece. Turns out the pvc was way too flimsy in those thin sections and kept cracking the clay. I went ahead and filled in the core, and decided to just deal with it after casting.
The finished sculpt -
One quick Rebound25 mold with plaster bandage jacket later -
Cold cast with Aluminum powder -
And here's that "we will deal with it later problem" coming back to bite me in the butt. I used a hole saw to remove most of the core, but wow there was a lot of dremeling left to do on the rest of it.
Feels like deja vu after doing such a write up on my facebook page, but here's the long and short of it -
So for this progression I did a stippled acrylic wash with a standard throwaway chip brush, then noted the color in the photo as seen in the upper left. For the shots with no color swatch, I did your basic charcoal black wash and feathered things out with isopropyl alcohol.