Slave Leia caryatid WIP

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by weaselflinger, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. weaselflinger

    weaselflinger Sr Member

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    Don't know why, but I've always wanted to sculpt a caryatid and/or ship figurehead and thought it would be fun to slip a little Star Wars into it. This still has a lot of work to do, but I like where it's going so far. This one is about 30" and I may do a larger scale version in the future.

    Thanks for looking,

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  2. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    oooooooh nice....You could do a new one as a twi-lek (Oola?) with the lekku hair flowing down the back.
     
  3. Eopie Herder

    Eopie Herder Sr Member

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    That's fantastic! Post some other angles as well, I'd love to see more.
     
  4. NelBearPig

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    That is really cool. Amazing work.
     
  5. weaselflinger

    weaselflinger Sr Member

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    That's a great idea, I'll have to give it some serious thought.
     
  6. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Looks really good. Almost looks like you could put up several of them in a room as decorations.
     
  7. Miker

    Miker Well-Known Member

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    What a clever idea! Question...I'm assuming this is clay? If so, what kind?? I've read about WETA clay but just curious as I've not sculpted before. Also, what happens once u r done? Will u cast it somehow? Curious mind wants to learn more!! Very nice job!!

    I live in CT and there is a museum here in the mystic village that contains nothing but these...yours would sneak right in ;)
     
  8. weaselflinger

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    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    The idea for these was to mold and cast multiples and use them as architectural decoration that might not be immediately noticed as Star Wars themed art.

    The sculpt is Chavant NSP medium plasticene. Don't think I've heard of WETA clay (maybe you were thinking of WED clay?), which is a water based clay that has glycerin added to prevent it from air drying quickly.

    WED would be ideal for a larger version of this piece, but for small scale, I really like Chavant.
     
  9. Miker

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    Indeed I did mean WED clay, but my memory is like that...sorry. Very cool regardless! Thanks for sharing some of your process. ;)
     
  10. thebooder

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    I'd sail her.
     
  11. thebooder

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    I've tried to sculpt Carrie Fisher's likeness before and could never quite nail it.
    I'm thinking of giving it another shot soon.

    Great work on the sculpt.
     
  12. Pobbrett

    Pobbrett Well-Known Member

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    just spat my drink on the laptop, that could be taken all manner of wrong ways
     
  13. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice work! :thumbsup
     
  14. GurnardArts

    GurnardArts New Member

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    What a great Idea, looks amazing
     

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