Another work-in-progress look at the Killer Croc sculpt I have been working on. He has changed a bit since the last update, been working on his teeth and scales a lot. Trying out different techniques for scales, as you can see there are differences between his chest and face in terms of the size and shape of them. I’ve been looking at real crocodiles as references, mainly the smaller American Croc. It’s interesting that around their head the scales are quite fused together, forming larger shapes, due to the lack of need for movement on the skin, whereas on the neck they are segmented so that they can move around. In designing a hybrid of a man and a croc I am trying to decide where it would be logical for these scales to be placed. Stay tuned for more updates!!
Monday, April 28, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Work in progress of my latest venture into clay sculpture, life size head and shoulders of Batman’s enemy, Killer Croc- albeit my own interpretation of the beast. So far it’s just the shape being roughed out, you can see the tool marks everywhere where I rake the shapes so that they blend together. Once the Shape is done then I will use finer rake tools to refine and smoothen out the surface, adding scale and skin details as I go. In the last image you can see my simple setup on my coffee table, with photo reference right at my fingertips. Not an ideal workstation, but it means I can watch stuff on Netflix while sculpting. More to come hopefully next week!
Sculpt details- so far 2kgs Chavant ‘Le Beau Touche’. Sculpted on top of a generic male mannequin head. Glass eyes.