"NEW TESB" YODA head (Completed)

Cyberman

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I've been working, on and off, on this head sculpt based on the Stuart Freeborn version of Yoda... The Master version as I call it. The trick being to capture not just a good likesness but the essence of Yoda or his Character.

In trying to do this I've used a similiar water based clay to Freeborn and tried to capture not just the proportions but the skin texture and style of the Artists work (or approach). Not every wrinkle is in the right place (as that would take forever) but I've tried to get at least 60 - 70% of these accurate.

I've decided to show off a few angles of this creation to get your views and feedback.. If you need to know anything else about this work please don't hesitate to ask.


My plan is to create a solid cast version of this work for a client and a Latex puppet version to use on tour with a charity fundraising group in the UK.

Cheers

Cyb.
 

steveo

Sr Member
Wow, looks awesome. Great job. You have any pics that aren't from a birdseye view? Kudos.
 

HDPE

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Major alert on the RPF , our member Cyberman is no other than Stuart Freeborn.
:lol
 

fettster

Sr Member
looks great, i wish you had colour photos tho, the black and white makes it look like zombie yoda.lol.

seriously, looks really great
 

Cyberman

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looks great, i wish you had colour photos tho, the black and white makes it look like zombie yoda.lol.

seriously, looks really great
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LOL

The clays a browny red colour so I thought it might thow you - so better to show it off in B&W
 

cking

Sr Member
Nice to see this revealed at last Cyb.
Excellent work on the texturing - very reminiscent of Stuart Freeborn's work. He'd be proud of you.
I can't wait to see what a latex version looks like.

Chris
 

billy1974

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Amazing job Cyberman. You have succeeded in capturing his "essence". Congrats on a job well done. Bill
 

TomSpinaDesigns

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fantastic job, bud.

It's nice to see someone go for the open-mouth look as well. That add's a lot of authenticity to the piece and gives it a real "screen used" kind of feel :D

If you can, post some shots from the front at eye level... your shots are all from sides and above.

Tom
 

OdiWan72

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AWESOME...

I´m working on a CKING Yoda right now and thought it would be the best, but yours looks like a serious competitor for the yoda throne :):thumbsup

Markus
 

vaderdarth

Master Member
Any chance you could do these in tinted silicon as an alternative to latex??? This thing is so beautiful I would hate to see it dry rot. And you can't punch hair on solid cast. Also, if the solid cast one is not hollow, how would one go about putting in glass eyes?

Dave :)
 

GINO

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If these become available, I'd love one. Looks great.
I'll be at the exhibit today or tomorrow. Let me know if you want any close up pics or solid orthographic view shots (front, profile, rear, etc...)
 

Cyberman

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Thanks guys for the encouragement.

I'll consider all ideas about molding this... is it possible to pull a silicone head out of a silicone mold?

Cheers

Phil

PS... If anyone needs to know anything more about this creation please feel free to PM me

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If these become available, I'd love one. Looks great.
I'll be at the exhibit today or tomorrow. Let me know if you want any close up pics or solid orthographic view shots (front, profile, rear, etc...)
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Hi GINO..

Try and get some clear shots of the back of the head and the side... I'm especially struggling with views of the areas behind the ears and neck and the top of the head from the back. Other than that just real close views of the eyes to see if I've missed anything.

All the best, and thanks.

Cyb.
 

RedTwoX

Sr Member
:eek WOW. That is some mighty impressive work. Looking forward to more updates, and the opportunity to get a casting :thumbsup
 
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