Why I haven’t written…

I’m so sorry! I really will do the weekly journals but they might become bi-weekly because I just get so busy then distracted by life! Worst part is that this isn’t even the journal update (I have my prompt response mostly hand written out but I haven’t put it into the computer yet!) but I really wanted to share what I’ve been up to because I’m actually quite proud of it, I hope you like it too!

I actually took pictures of this one while it was progressing because it took a really long time!

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This image was taken a little over a year ago, I’d say.

This project was originally an assignment for my arts class. The assignment was to make a bust of yourself or someone you associate yourself to be. I choose my main character (My elementalist Tammy) form Guild Wars 1 because I spent so much of high school playing that it seems like this video game character truly is a part of me.

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So this one was taken about a week of work after the previous image.

The sculpture was still wet but for the most part it was finished. We were permitted to turn the sculpture in wet so I did. I was afraid it would crack when it was drying.

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So this is the backside of the sculpture taken at the same time as the previous image

So this is what took probably the longest. I had to put each individual piece of armor on her … so each little bump was ‘measured’ using the that looks about right… method, cut and scored so it would stay on.

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This image was taken about a month ago, maybe 3 weeks ago… so late November early December.

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I primed the back side too!

So the sculpture sat in my closet for about a year. It dried not too long after the previous image was taken (maybe a month?) and I put it in my closet and all but forgot about it. I decided I wanted to paint it and was told that since the red is so dark it would be a good idea to prime it so… tada! (I did not take a picture of the sculpture once it was dry and unpainted because the clay dried blotchy and I did not think it looked very nice).

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So about a week after it finished priming I began painting the hair and face

So my Guild Wars 1 character had normal colored eyes… I think they were a dark hazel. My Guild Wars 2 elementalist, Who I designed to be a descendant of this character because the game takes place 200 years after Guild Wars 1 has purple eyes (I have a strange love of purple eyes). So I decided that my origional Tammy Redda character also had purple eyes (my Guild Wars 2 character has the same name as my Guild Wars 1 character… in case it was not already confusing enough ^^)

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Finished the sculptures paint last week!

So this is the finished sculpture… this is what I’ve been up to for the past month and a half… I had a lot of fun! I will start doing the writing prompts again this week but I think they will be bi-weekly instead of weekly.

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Here is the back!

So I used a course brush to texture the hair, you cant really tell in the picture but in person you can see it a lot better. I really think it made a difference because it looked like there were real strands of hair. Below the sculpture is a picture I printed out of my elementalist from Guild Wars 1. The backside of the armor did not turn out quite as I had hoped but that was mainly because when I was placing the little armor pieces, I wanted to make it more realistic looking by making them seem more random than have an actual pattern… it made it very hard to paint.

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Side picture complete! (sorry its a bit blurry)

Just for the sake of thoroughness, here’s what she looks like from the side… considering she is a 3D sculpture. Oh and because I failed to mention it anywhere else, I used acrylic paint for this project. I’m still fairly new to painting but I mostly used “Basic” paint, at least i’m pretty sure that was the company…

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So here is a screen shot of my elementalist from Guild Wars 1

Since this was one of my first sculptures like this (i think it was my 3rd clay sculpture ever) I didn’t know I could have stuck sticks in her hair then later attached flags on them… I didn’t think that would stay so I might consider gluing something in for those, but I am not committed to or not to do it. You might also notice that some of the completed sculpture images have a printed version of her from many angles, I was using those for color reference.

That’s all!

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One thought on “Why I haven’t written…

  1. Alissa says:

    Reblogged this on Let's Get Creative! and commented:

    This was a post I did a few years back on another blog of mine. I wanted to share it here as it goes through some of my process for creating a larger sculpture and the work I went through, as this was my first humanoid sculpture ❤

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