starfleetrambo:

comic © me

satan © himself

This is exactly what it’s like. :)
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I’m already trapped! Save your self! O.O

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This is Bourke my Superb parrot having a nice old talk.

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emilysculpts:

Winged Parasaurolophus - Painting Process
I’ve been meaning to do a painting process image for a while now, but I always have a hard time remembering to take progress photos while I paint.  I thought this guy would be a great example so I made it a point to remember photos this time!
Materials : Plastikote Sandable Primer, Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints, Krylon Matte Finish Spray, Delta Ceramcoat Gloss Varnish, Taklon Brushes
1 - Primer : After baking and sanding, I spray the sculpture with Plastikote primer.  I then use fine steel wool to remove any residual grittiness left by the primer.  This grittiness can be especially bad on humid days.  
2 - Base Coat : The base coat of paint covers the entirety of the sculpture and is built up in thin layers.  This took four layers of paint before it became nice and opaque.  You don’t want to build up the paint to thickly, or it will give you sculpture a plasticy appearance.  It can also leave brush strokes or even fill in some of your finer details.
3 - Washes : I use a darker shade of the base coat, water it down, and brush it over the surface of the sculpture.  The watery consistency of the paint will allow it to flow into the creases of the skin.  I then dab off the excess with a paper towel as I don’t want any of that dark color on the raised areas of the texture.  After the initial wash is dry, I go back with a slightly darker wash to hit certain areas with deeper shadows.  I also built up darker coloration of the hands and feet using several washes.
4 - Dry Brush and Secondary Color : To create more depth in the skin texture, I use the dry brush method.   I use a lighter tint of the base coat, and wipe off most of the paint on a paper towel.  I then brush over the surface of the sculpture.  The raised areas of the texture will catch the paint, giving the impression of “highlights”. (Though remember, you aren’t actually painting lighting here).  I then use the same color to build up the lighter underside of the character as will as the large flight feathers.  Like the base coat, this secondary color was built up in four thin layers.  I also added some select highlights to the skin as well as the feathers.
5 - Additional Washes and Detailing : I apply a few washes to the light secondary color, allowing each one to dry before applying another.  I go back and individually define the lines between the feathers as well as some darker creases in the skin texture.  After doing this, I realized that the overall saturation level of the skin was looking a bit dusty to me.  I used a very thin wash over the entirety of the piece to “stain” it just a bit brighter.  After this dried, I painted in the teal and dark brown accents.
6 - Final Detailing : My final details are done with a liner brush.  Here, you can see I added some fine highlights and shadows to the crest.  
7 - Varnish : I use a few thin coats of matte spray varnish over the whole piece.  It leaves a very slight sheen that brightens the colors just a touch.  (Though not quite the difference that these photos suggest!  That is merely a change in light temperatures.)  I use brush on gloss varnish for the eyes, beak tip, and nails.  I also stain the base with a few watery coats of brown acrylic and varnish with gloss.
For the full set of final photos, go here.
Want to learn MORE about sculpting and painting?  My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!
2014 Commission Pricing Now Available! Applications for sculpture commission slots are now being taken. To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

emilysculpts:

Winged Parasaurolophus - Painting Process

I’ve been meaning to do a painting process image for a while now, but I always have a hard time remembering to take progress photos while I paint.  I thought this guy would be a great example so I made it a point to remember photos this time!

Materials : Plastikote Sandable Primer, Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints, Krylon Matte Finish Spray, Delta Ceramcoat Gloss Varnish, Taklon Brushes

1 - Primer : After baking and sanding, I spray the sculpture with Plastikote primer.  I then use fine steel wool to remove any residual grittiness left by the primer.  This grittiness can be especially bad on humid days.  

2 - Base Coat : The base coat of paint covers the entirety of the sculpture and is built up in thin layers.  This took four layers of paint before it became nice and opaque.  You don’t want to build up the paint to thickly, or it will give you sculpture a plasticy appearance.  It can also leave brush strokes or even fill in some of your finer details.

3 - Washes : I use a darker shade of the base coat, water it down, and brush it over the surface of the sculpture.  The watery consistency of the paint will allow it to flow into the creases of the skin.  I then dab off the excess with a paper towel as I don’t want any of that dark color on the raised areas of the texture.  After the initial wash is dry, I go back with a slightly darker wash to hit certain areas with deeper shadows.  I also built up darker coloration of the hands and feet using several washes.

4 - Dry Brush and Secondary Color : To create more depth in the skin texture, I use the dry brush method.   I use a lighter tint of the base coat, and wipe off most of the paint on a paper towel.  I then brush over the surface of the sculpture.  The raised areas of the texture will catch the paint, giving the impression of “highlights”. (Though remember, you aren’t actually painting lighting here).  I then use the same color to build up the lighter underside of the character as will as the large flight feathers.  Like the base coat, this secondary color was built up in four thin layers.  I also added some select highlights to the skin as well as the feathers.

5 - Additional Washes and Detailing : I apply a few washes to the light secondary color, allowing each one to dry before applying another.  I go back and individually define the lines between the feathers as well as some darker creases in the skin texture.  After doing this, I realized that the overall saturation level of the skin was looking a bit dusty to me.  I used a very thin wash over the entirety of the piece to “stain” it just a bit brighter.  After this dried, I painted in the teal and dark brown accents.

6 - Final Detailing : My final details are done with a liner brush.  Here, you can see I added some fine highlights and shadows to the crest.  

7 - Varnish : I use a few thin coats of matte spray varnish over the whole piece.  It leaves a very slight sheen that brightens the colors just a touch.  (Though not quite the difference that these photos suggest!  That is merely a change in light temperatures.)  I use brush on gloss varnish for the eyes, beak tip, and nails.  I also stain the base with a few watery coats of brown acrylic and varnish with gloss.

For the full set of final photos, go here.

Want to learn MORE about sculpting and painting?  My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!

2014 Commission Pricing Now Available! Applications for sculpture commission slots are now being taken. To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

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emilysculpts:

Commission - Winged Parasaurolophus
Please note, this piece was a commission and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. Thank you for your understanding.
Character Design by bueshang
Materials : Super Sculpey, Sculpey Firm, Apoxie Sculpt, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base
Dimensions : 9” tall, 8.5” long, 5” wide
Time Taken : 18 hours
Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?
My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!
2014 Commission Pricing Now Available! Applications for sculpture commission slots are now being taken. To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

So Awesome :D

emilysculpts:

Commission - Winged Parasaurolophus

Please note, this piece was a commission and is not for sale. While I do take commissions (see below), I do not remake pieces that I have already made. Thank you for your understanding.

Character Design by bueshang

Materials : Super Sculpey, Sculpey Firm, Apoxie Sculpt, Acrylic Paint, Wood Base

Dimensions : 9” tall, 8.5” long, 5” wide

Time Taken : 18 hours

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?

My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!

2014 Commission Pricing Now Available! Applications for sculpture commission slots are now being taken. To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

So Awesome :D

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Dragon’s step-by-step progress.

Thought I’d give grey-scale shading a-go, I haven’t tried it before. XD

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starfleetrambo:

comic © me

satan © himself

So very, very true …

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and I’m still trapped. o_o

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emilysculpts:

Woo Hoo!!  I have now hit 1000 followers here on Tumblr!  Thank you guys so much for supporting me and my art.  As promised, I have a pretty epic contest in store for you all.
About the Contest
This summer, I will be unveiling my new online sculpture class over on Skillshare.com.  It will largely follow the same format as my book, Creature Sculpt, but will be video based.  It will also have a forum where you can interact with other students as well as myself!  
In April, I will be filming content for this class.  I will be creating several different sculptures during the various demonstrations.   I already have a few designs in mind, but I thought it would be cool to use a character designed by one of my viewers too!  And this is where the contest comes in.
I am looking for your coolest, original character and creature designs to base one of my class sculptures off of!  Most all original characters are eligible, but I am NOT looking for human/humanoid characters as my class is going to be animal and creature based.  These must be 100% original designs and not fandom-based in any way.  I will select the design I find the most interesting and/or will best help me to demonstrate my sculpting techniques.  
What You Can Win
* The winning character will be featured in my sculpting class, and the artist will be credited to the design.  
* The winner will also be given the chance to have the finished sculpture shipped to them, free of all costs except for shipping and packing (to be paid via PayPal). 
* In addition, the winner will get free entry into my new class!
How to Enter
* Follow me, emilySculpts, here on Tumblr.
* Reblog this post, leaving the original text and image intact.  
* To your reblog, add your personal entry information.  This should include up to 5 images of your original character as well as any supplemental text.  You may include pose sketches or composition ideas as well if you have any sculpture-specific ideas.  Turnaround sheets are helpful but not required.
* You may enter as many times as you’d like.  Multiple characters are allowed in each reblog.  Or if you come up with another idea after your first entry, you may reblog the post again.
Official Rules, Please Read in Full
* Entries will be accepted through April 1, 2014.  I will close polls that evening at 11:59 EST.
* Winner will be announced on April 5, 2014.  Please be certain to watch your feed and messages on this day.  I will make a public post announcing the winner and will also message the winner privately.  If you do not claim your prize within 48 hours, I reserve the right to choose a new winner.
* Entries MUST be submitted on Tumblr via a reblog of this post.  No other entries will be accepted, no exceptions. 
* Character must be your own, original creation.  No fan-based characters will be accepted.  
* Sorry, no human/humanoid characters this time.  This is for a creature and animal based class.
* Submissions must be art-based; no lengthy text descriptions or stories.  (Short textual explanations of certain aspects are fine.)  
* You may submit art that someone else has created of your character so long as proper credit is given.  Also be sure to receive permission from the artist before posting their work.
* While you may make suggestions, I will be determining the final pose, setting and size of the sculpture.
* I reserve the right to use my own artistic license to change certain aspects of your character to meet the needs of my class.  I may also make overall style changes.
* I reserve the right to use photos and videos of the sculpture while it is both in progress and completed in any way I see fit.  This will include virtual classroom use as well as advertisement.
* I will not claim any sort of rights to your character and you will be credited as the creator where appropriate (ie, in the video or class credits).
* If you want me to ship you the finished sculpture, you will be responsible for covering all necessary shipping and packing costs.  These costs will vary depending on where you live, but will generally be around $30-70.  This MUST be paid for via PayPal.
* If no suitable characters are submitted, I reserve the right to not pick a winner.  But I don’t see that happening :)


I would love to win this awesome contests so here is my entry XD
I would like to put forward Wren my flying parasaurolophus standing or walking with feathered wings that are open to some extent.
http://fav.me/d6skqxy
http://fav.me/d61wq7d
http://fav.me/d5ox430
(sorry about the links I can’t seem to add the images)

emilysculpts:

Woo Hoo!!  I have now hit 1000 followers here on Tumblr!  Thank you guys so much for supporting me and my art.  As promised, I have a pretty epic contest in store for you all.

About the Contest

This summer, I will be unveiling my new online sculpture class over on Skillshare.com.  It will largely follow the same format as my book, Creature Sculpt, but will be video based.  It will also have a forum where you can interact with other students as well as myself!  

In April, I will be filming content for this class.  I will be creating several different sculptures during the various demonstrations.   I already have a few designs in mind, but I thought it would be cool to use a character designed by one of my viewers too!  And this is where the contest comes in.

I am looking for your coolest, original character and creature designs to base one of my class sculptures off of!  Most all original characters are eligible, but I am NOT looking for human/humanoid characters as my class is going to be animal and creature based.  These must be 100% original designs and not fandom-based in any way.  I will select the design I find the most interesting and/or will best help me to demonstrate my sculpting techniques.  

What You Can Win

* The winning character will be featured in my sculpting class, and the artist will be credited to the design.  

* The winner will also be given the chance to have the finished sculpture shipped to them, free of all costs except for shipping and packing (to be paid via PayPal). 

* In addition, the winner will get free entry into my new class!

How to Enter

* Follow me, emilySculpts, here on Tumblr.

* Reblog this post, leaving the original text and image intact.  

* To your reblog, add your personal entry information.  This should include up to 5 images of your original character as well as any supplemental text.  You may include pose sketches or composition ideas as well if you have any sculpture-specific ideas.  Turnaround sheets are helpful but not required.

* You may enter as many times as you’d like.  Multiple characters are allowed in each reblog.  Or if you come up with another idea after your first entry, you may reblog the post again.

Official Rules, Please Read in Full

* Entries will be accepted through April 1, 2014.  I will close polls that evening at 11:59 EST.

* Winner will be announced on April 5, 2014.  Please be certain to watch your feed and messages on this day.  I will make a public post announcing the winner and will also message the winner privately.  If you do not claim your prize within 48 hours, I reserve the right to choose a new winner.

* Entries MUST be submitted on Tumblr via a reblog of this post.  No other entries will be accepted, no exceptions. 

* Character must be your own, original creation.  No fan-based characters will be accepted.  

* Sorry, no human/humanoid characters this time.  This is for a creature and animal based class.

* Submissions must be art-based; no lengthy text descriptions or stories.  (Short textual explanations of certain aspects are fine.)  

* You may submit art that someone else has created of your character so long as proper credit is given.  Also be sure to receive permission from the artist before posting their work.

* While you may make suggestions, I will be determining the final pose, setting and size of the sculpture.

* I reserve the right to use my own artistic license to change certain aspects of your character to meet the needs of my class.  I may also make overall style changes.

* I reserve the right to use photos and videos of the sculpture while it is both in progress and completed in any way I see fit.  This will include virtual classroom use as well as advertisement.

* I will not claim any sort of rights to your character and you will be credited as the creator where appropriate (ie, in the video or class credits).

* If you want me to ship you the finished sculpture, you will be responsible for covering all necessary shipping and packing costs.  These costs will vary depending on where you live, but will generally be around $30-70.  This MUST be paid for via PayPal.

* If no suitable characters are submitted, I reserve the right to not pick a winner.  But I don’t see that happening :)

I would love to win this awesome contests so here is my entry XD

I would like to put forward Wren my flying parasaurolophus standing or walking with feathered wings that are open to some extent.

http://fav.me/d6skqxy

http://fav.me/d61wq7d

http://fav.me/d5ox430

(sorry about the links I can’t seem to add the images)

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Some home made deer skull masks

Some home made deer skull masks

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Sketch for a Cat Skull mask

Sketch for a Cat Skull mask

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