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Friday, February 14, 2014

Fish Face

Happy Valentine's Day from the Gillman!

Work in progress super sculpey maquette

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

First Hag Mask Casting

I did a quick casting and painting of the Old Hag mask for use in the Beauty and the Beast production.  Future copies will be painted a little differently, but it's fun to see her with some color.  This one is only the front half, as that's all that will be needed with her costume.

It occurs to me the face could lend itself to all sorts of grumpy characters....

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sculpting Tips (Fright Radio)

The new episode of Fright Radio comes out today, so below you'll find the transcript for my segment on sculpting tips.  This one centers around the primary clay options for haunters.  As with last time, I've tried to give a few links where I can.

Thoughts on Sculpting for a Haunt

Good evening.  I'm Mr. Chicken, and you're entering my Hall of Illusions.  

I was listening to the last two episodes while sculpting an old hag mask, and trying to figure out what to do another segment on for my return to the show, when suddenly I realized I was staring it in the face, quite literally. So pick up your sculpting tools and let’s talk about sculpture for haunting.

There’s a lot of information online about sculpture, so I want to focus on some ideas that you won’t hear as much.  Specifically, these are the sculpting tips I wish someone had told me when I started out.