Black Widow / Scarlett Johansson bust WIP

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by VashDstampede, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just wanted to share another female sculpt I've been commissioned to do.
    I actually started it a few weeks ago, but had to redo it, because the eye blanks I used were throwing me off.
    I've only done a couple of sittings with it, but I figured I'd post it as a sneak peak and maybe get some input from the knowledgeable folks here.
    I'm only sculpting the head section, but it's going to be built up as Black Widow. I'm hoping to do her justice, so please stay tuned ;)
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks for looking,
    Ely
     
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  2. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks good to me, lips seem really full but I don't really know what her lips look like.

    Looking forward to seeing more progress.
     
  3. Finhead

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    I agree you can def already see her 100% but the lips do look a little full and the philtrum may be a bit to pronounced. Just MO of course and looking very nice like all your stuff Ely. ;) Looks like your going for this pose.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys!
    Yep, still early in the sculpt. I'll start fine tuning and blending things soon. I'm still tweaking the facial structure and proportions. I'll probably start seeing her in the sculpt after several more sittings.
     
  5. Darth Niob

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    Looks great so far but man ..are you sure you wont be sculpting anything from her upper body:lol If i would have your skills i would do that:love
     
  6. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks fantastic! You and Fettster's skills can't be beat on the RPF! :thumbsup
     
  7. n0regret5

    n0regret5 Well-Known Member

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    enlarge the eyes a smidge, reduce the bottom lip a touch....man this is pretty amazing. I actually feel bad pointing out where you could improve :D
     
  8. streetjudge79

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  9. lurtz001

    lurtz001 Active Member

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    Great likeness , I look forward to the updates
     
  10. Haywire

    Haywire Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Another amazing sculpt and one that is pretty easy on the eyes! Definately going to be watching this wip...thanks for sharing!
     
  11. Trilogy

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    The lower lip does indeed require some reduction. Nonetheless, the sculpt is once again easily recognisable at this stage.

    Previous work is a clear indication of what to expect by the time the piece is finalised. So we can sit back and enjoy watching this progress into another fine bust.
     
  12. Leon Kowalski

    Leon Kowalski New Member

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    great work!
     
  13. aradia

    aradia Member

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    wow you have some amazing skill there it looks great so far
     
  14. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    Looking great so far Ely
     
  15. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow! Thanks everyone!
    I'm glad you guys are liking it even at this early stage. I have lots more work to do with her and I'll definitely try to pin down the lips and eyes as best as I can.
    [​IMG]
    Finhead - Yup, that's the reference picture that the client wanted me to try to capture. It's impossible to get it perfect, but I'm going to try to get it as close to that picture eventually ;)
     
  16. doc

    doc Active Member

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    That looks amazing. I'm very jealous of my your skills.
     
  17. AGxM

    AGxM Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff already.

    Echo others views on the bottom lip - her mouth is fairly narrow and her chin a smidgen longer.

    Still spectacular!
     
  18. XtcofPain

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    * thats pure class. Looking great man. Cant wait to see more
     
  19. Simmon M

    Simmon M Sr Member

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    Ohhh lala! Fantastic start!
     
  20. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Another amazing sculpt. Nice work on this. At first the nose looked a bit long, but the second pic posted actually looks really close.
     
  21. camper

    camper Well-Known Member

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    WOW Ely!

    She is looking great so far!

    I would suggest that when you take your photos of your sculpt to try and match the same lighting as your source material. That way you can compare how the shadows are falling. I think that the lips are actually closer to your source photo than they appear, due to the dark shadow under the bottom lip. :cool

    °Jeff

    CAMPer
     
  22. reelprops

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    There it is!:love I was wondering when this would pop up.

    I agree that the bottom lip needs to be toned down. Perhaps the corners of the eyes a little sharper. She has very distinct features. Eyes and lips are the most recognizable.

    Reel
     
  23. reelprops

    reelprops Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ely, this is what I'm talking about...
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  24. Too Much Garlic

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    That's a very good likeness already. I would perhaps widen her brow and the top of her skull a bit, as it looks a bit narrow up above her eyebrows. Other than that I'm just gonna sit back and watch your magic unfold.

    If I could mention one thing. Her eyes should have a kind of slant to them, looking to be lower in near the nose than out towards the temples. You have them looking rather straight across.
     
  25. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the compliments and critiques. I work slowly, but know that I've noted those areas already and will making the changes a section at a time.
    I will be focusing on the lips on the next sitting and will be working on the eyes afterward, since I want to get those just right.
    Keep the critiques coming though just in case I missed something.

    Ely
     
  26. Haywire

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    You are a total professional Ely. Not only because of your work, but also of you acceptance of critiques, and how your work is never rushed or forced. Whoever is receiving this, is one lucky person to have this sculpt in your hands.
     
  27. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Vash...she is amazing... what do you sculpt in?
     
  28. Chris27989

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    love the lips :p
    great work
     
  29. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sculpt from the * up!!!! Just my 2 cents.. :)
     
  30. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sculpture would topple over to easily.

    Sorry had to go there.

    Nick
     
  31. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    LOL. QFT. ;)
     
  32. El Visitor

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    Woah!!!
    This is my first peek into the replica props forum (been mostly over at general modelling)

    The is a good thread to start on! I'm in total awe.

    This is fantastic work, really incredibly lifelike (to the point of almost creeping me out, lol)
    I'm full of admiration for those of you who can sculpt such organic shapes as I'm kinda limited to what I can work out on paper and measure out with a ruler.
    Maximum respect to you for this work of art. :) :thumbsup
     
  33. j0wE

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    I love Scarlett's busts... I mean busts of Scarlett.
     
  34. reelprops

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    Any updates???

    Reel
     
  35. Chris27989

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    any news on this awesome project
     
  36. 666

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    maybe a 1:1 full size ? mmmm yummy
    Excelent work, looks great, like to see it finished
     
  37. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry for the lack of updates guys, it's a hectic few months with the holidays, so things are moving a bit slow.
    Still working on getting the eyes and lips to the right proportions (yes I still need to reduce the bottom lip a bit ;)), but here's a bit of progress on it:
    [​IMG]
     
  38. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just read over the comments and thanks again for the compliments guys :).
    Brundlefly- I'm using Roma Plastilina oil based clay since that's what I'm most comfortable working with.

    To everyone else - I may be adding a bust to her after the initial head sculpt commission, so stay tuned ;)
     
  39. KaanE

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    With BIG... details! :lol

    BTW, maybe it's just the picture, but it looks like the bottom lip of your sculpt is a little bit bigger than the real one. Everything else looks awesome as always :):thumbsup
     
  40. Too Much Garlic

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    This is probably the worst and most misleading line drawing I've tried to make, 'cause I really can't see that big a difference in your sculpt to the actress as this line drawing suggests. Though, in case it may be helpful, I decided to post it anyway and I'm sure, as skilled an artist as you are, that you can take from it what is helpful, if any, and just ignore the rest.

    [​IMG]
     
  41. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Abaris!

    Too Much Garlic - It's really hard to match the picture perfectly, from the size of the picture to getting the exact angle.
    That's why I think I'm one of the rare few that actually post side by side comparisons of the sculpture to the reference picture. I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment :D
    However, I do think that the left cheek bone (right in the picture) does need a bit of plumping. I'll get to that on my next sitting. Thanks and please keep the suggestions coming.
     
  42. Too Much Garlic

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    I can definitely see that your bust is turned a slight bit more towards the left (right in the picture) than the reference, but it is very minute, but can explain some of the extreme discrepancy in that line drawing example. Buffing the left cheek might be a good option, but I don't think as much as the line drawing suggests is needed. Trying to think 3-dimensionnaly it seems things line up pretty well, otherwise. The separater (sorry, don't know the term) between the nostrils could be pulled up a bit and made flatter and the cleft (philtrum?) softened a bit.

    Man... looking at the row of sculpts in your signature banner... just awesome pieces.
     
  43. suckface

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    another great sculpt mate, your really nailing these liknesses , looking forward to your work in 2012 even more :)

    I gotta add that it's great to see an artist excepting peoples critique as well as you do mate
    congrats on another great great female sculpt, as was said before on the Mila not many people do the female likness here but your making these look so easy ;) keep up the great work
     
  44. Leon Kowalski

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    VERY well taken!
    TMG nice "plain" method of comparison. Simple is often best.

    Overall Vash, it's awesome. You have mad skills. [​IMG]
     
  45. pinkcloud

    pinkcloud New Member

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    Absolutely beautiful ......I can already see her already .........good job ......u r an amazing artist :)
     
  46. 4505marcel

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    Nice work, really like what you have done.
     
  47. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys!
    I did a major overhaul on the sculpt, mainly pushing back the chin area as well as softening the forehead/brow. It doesn't look like it in the pictures but it was a lot of work.
    Anyway, I had some fun with photoshopping in the eyes and hair, and I think she's starting to get there. Still need to refine the lips etc. but at least I'm seeing her now.
    [​IMG]
     
  48. j0wE

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    this is looking great Vash. :thumbsup
     
  49. Too Much Garlic

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    That's cool. .)
     
  50. Davlin

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    Cool sculpt. From that angle, it's very lookalike. :)
     

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