Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Something Exciting!

Not much to report on mask progress, I continued sanding and patching today, then added some clay to the mouth to even the shape out a bit, it looks much cuter now. Just needs a bit of sanding then I should be good for the next step!

It's kinda hard to tell what's going on under all that splotchiness!

Anyhow, the exciting thing is, I won Kanakig's free mask drawing! I couldn't believe it! All I've gotta do is pay shipping and I'll have my first ever mask! Big thanks to Kana for offering up something like this. I'll be sure to show her off right away.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Small progess

Things are moving along again. I made repairs to the head form the best I could. The cracks were pretty bad! An entire chunk of the chin fell off, even! I was originally only going to use bondo, but I needed to do a lot of reconstruction with clay first.

You can see the slightly darker gray parts where I fixed stuff. The whole nose had to be sawed off and reshaped too, since the crack created asymmetry. I like how round it is now, though. The mouth still needs to be adjusted to be more centered, but I'll get to that later. Sometimes it just takes looking at things through a camera screen to notice symmetry flaws!

Next, I spent the next day giving her a Bondo Facial.

I did several layers for the remaining cracks, and then coated nearly the whole face in bondo, and sanded it down to help smooth out the nooks and crannies. I'll be finishing that up tomorrow. I don't know how smooth I'll try to get it at this stage, but anything will probably be better than sanding away at the finished fiberglass piece! Luckily since the back of the head will be covered in "hair", I only need to make that "good enough", heh.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Just a quick update

Back home from my trip, gonna continue work again. Hit a bit of a snag unfortunately, so will have to backtrack a bit. She's got a huge crack going from her chin to her forehead, and it got pretty wide. I'm gonna have to rebuild the nose, chin, and some of the mouth. Not a huge deal, shouldn't be more than another day of work. Bought some Bondo on the way back as well.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sculpt basically complete

After working nonstop for two or three days (can't be sure, I stayed up all night at some point), I've got the sculpt done! There's a few minor things I'll probably tweak, but for now I'm really happy with it. Endless sanding now awaits me.

Here's a video of it still in progress, with some eyes and stuff stuck on.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Starting again soon.

New project. I've decided on a character and drew up a template. Iris from Pokemon, clearly. I tried to create something in-between the game style and the anime style. The pupils are probably too fancy but that's subject to change. I printed out a gridded version at actual size and will begin sculpting soon. Expect photos!