Two weeks into the completion of my school year, I got working on turning my film's protagonist, the crow, into a maquette. I'd never sculpted anything before, so I wanted to give myself something new to learn - a break from the pencil and paper. I thought I'd suck at my first attempt at clay but I was wrong - I can sculpt pretty good for a beginner.. Aaawright!
Wrapping my mind around the 3D-crafting-with-your-hands-thing was initially tough. As a character designer, I'd made several accurate turnarounds at work (always off the top of my head and at short notice), so I wasn't about to let this attempt at sculpting a character stump me. Took less than 2 days to craft, bake and paint this guy. Worked with beginner's Sculpey, acrylics and semi-glossy varnish. Here's my precious, 3" tall, 'feathered' baby, showing off with a classic turnaround... Ok, so I'm shamelessly beaming at my creation, and sounding over-the-top-mushy.. Hehe, deal with it..