Friday, March 20, 2009

Kid Maquette



As promised from my last post. I made my kid concept into a maquette (a mini sculpture to help you get accurate, consistent drawings from). This is only the 4th one of these that I have made and the very first human I've done if you don't include my first maquette back in 2004 that had a coat, hat, and mask hiding his face. So there was a lot of challenge with this one. If you are sculpting an alien or creature you have a lot of room for error, but a human is something we know, something we see all the time. And it's a lot easier to tell if it's wrong.

I had a lot of fun building this, and as usual I learned a lot from the process. I had a tough time getting him to look the age I wanted, and he turned out looking a bit too young. But I'm alright with that. I left him pretty rough. A few people said he looks like a wood carving. I kind of like that, but I want to push myself on the next one to make the sculpt a little smoother. I learned just how hard it is to mix your own flesh tones. Next time I'm going to try some premixed craft paint colors for that.

As I said in my last post, I'm interning for a maquette design class this coming quarter. I have a feeling I'll learn as much or more from the students than they will learn from me. It'll be a fun process, though. Thanks for reading.







6 comments:

Illink said...

This is sweet dude! I'm lovin it! Great job!

Joseph Lee said...

Fantastic! The designs are cool but seeing in sculpted looks great!

patbollin said...

Thanks to both of you. It is an extreme pleasure to make a 2D concept come alive (so to speak) in 3 Dimensions. Makes it more real.

Shawn Crystal said...

GREAT work Pat!

Olumuyiwa Ajagbe said...

i diggs. I'm most impressed with the profile.

patbollin said...

Shawn and Olu,
Thanks very much. I really appreciate the comments. Nice to know my blog is being read.