Shop More Submit  Join Login
×



Details

Submitted on
April 17, 2012
Image Size
1.9 MB
Resolution
1296×968
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,472
Favourites
16 (who?)
Comments
13
Downloads
15
×
Big Luna Sculpt day 27 by bigponymac Big Luna Sculpt day 27 by bigponymac
Just one picture today.

Made an attempt at sculpting the wings. I only did this one for now. At first I thought I was doing fine until I got my teacher to come in and take a look. The biggest issue was the contrast between the two parts of the wing. The front part (the coverts) are simple and have a soft appearance while the back part (the secondaries and primaries) are defined and have hard edges.

There are two big ways to fix this. One way is to make the coverts more detailed by adding a few more feathers and sharpening the edges. Another is to tone down the secondaries and primaries by decreasing the number of them and by softening the edges. This will make them look fluffier to match the coverts.

Then my teacher and I got to talking about other ways that might fix it without even touching the wings again. It was a pretty in-depth discussion about the different elements of the sculpture and how I defined them with either a sharp or soft edge. What it basically boiled down to was if I make some of my edges sharper, like on the chest piece and shoes for instance, then that will soften up the edges on the wings because they will have sharper edges than the wings. If that makes any sense.

It made sense when we talked about it. I just suck at explaining things. lol

Anyway, I'm going to make changes to it tomorrow. I'm going to do some wings studies to find out exactly how I want to sculpt them.

Oh and BTW if she looks real shiny and wet it's because I sprayed her down with water right before I took this picture.
Add a Comment:
 
:icondemonpanther:
DemonPanther Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
:icontwilight-rapefaceplz:
Reply
:iconrainbowdashforever3:
RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Although the wings do look fine, I see your teachers point. Definitely sharpen them up some and you'll be set! Coming along great. :)

(I was wondering why she looked so shiny. Almost seems as if you did this all today before the clay hardened! :P)
Reply
:iconhaissan:
Haissan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I understand his point, if your sharpen the "metal" clothing, the accessories then it would provide some of that balance...toning down the high contrast of the sharpness of the primaries and secondaries as compared to the soft downy coverts

Brilliant!
Reply
:icongear9242:
gear9242 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so glad to see more of this! She's progressing quite nicely. :)
Reply
:iconbigponymac:
bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man! :)
Reply
:icongear9242:
gear9242 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime! Can't wait to see her finished. :D
Reply
:iconmrhugodrax:
MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Wait I thought this thing was like 6 inches tall --- the sharp soft thing makes sense also if you plan to color it there will be a lot of options there as well
Reply
:iconbigponymac:
bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, she's almost 3 feet tall. lol

Trust me I've already been going through all my options. There are SO MANY!
Reply
:iconmrhugodrax:
MrHugoDrax Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Good luck to you I do metal working and wood working both much more forgiving materials in my opinion.
Reply
:iconbigponymac:
bigponymac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with you. You can do almost anything with wood and metal because of how strong they are. I don't have that luxury with clay. lol

And thank you.
Reply
Add a Comment: