November 28, 2011

Necrogoat Progress and Partial Form Mod Tutorial Part 1

Sorry that you'll have to suffer with cell phone pics for a while, still waiting on a camera. However, the steps I have taken in modifying a Goat form may help you in future projects with models or costuming if you have to modify the size of an already intact structure.

So recently Shelby at Promise Land Tannery had a tanned cape sale (Her dA. Her etsy. Her site.) Since her products are top notch, I always watch for these sales, and sometimes find myself starting an unexpected project.

This time, she had a small tanned goat cape... in black. Normally I'm not a huge fan of hoofed animals, or gameheads, but a black goat? How metal...

November 19, 2011

November Projects

I have been quite busy this fall, but still working on a lot of projects. I feel as though most of my interest has been in 3d work recently.

Recently I bought a Carving and Engraving bit kit for my Dremel and have been working on bone carvings. This one is on a damaged fox jaw, textured with ink washes to make a "New Paleolithic Artifact".

Also I've been working on my basic taxidermy skills. I have a number of ideas but I'm only just now feeling confident enough to begin them. This mink was a great confidence booster. Even though it still has problems, it's close enough to work I've seen elsewhere to encourage me to start my next project. Here he's just sitting on a bookshelf, I'm not totally sure what I want to do with him.

I've been working on another reconstruction Sculpey project, slowly. This one is a vole, and I'm trying to complete the whole skeleton. Here's the current state of that project, It's been very difficult as the sculpey only sticks to the bone in a limited way until its fired, so it took me a long time to get the ribcage section. Since these photos I've finished the vertebral column and rebuilt the viscera inside, as well as worked on getting the neck muscles on.