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Topic: Greenman, Horned God, and pirate characters with sculpted bits  (Read 1990 times)
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jbarnum
« on: August 10, 2006 12:16:21 PM »

I thought I'd post some projects I've completed in the past year.  Important elements of these are made using polymer clay, but they also use other materials (fabric, etc) I hope that's ok with you all...

Greenman & Horned God:
The masks for these guys are sculpted out of sculpey and painted with acrylic and metallic acrylic paints.  The bodies are plush/embroidered/beaded.


Pirate voodoo doll:
His head and belt buckle are sculpey.  The head was finished with acrylic paint and shellac to look old and gross.  The holes in the eye sockets and on the belt buckle are there because he was a prize in a treasure hunt from www.scrollquest.com and the guy who runs it had emeralds installed in the holes before he was given away...I don't have any photos of that unfortunately. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 01:28:47 PM »

Wow, love these!  I wouldn't mind seeing close-ups of the green man & horned god masks...?
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006 10:19:02 AM »

Wonderful !!

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Important elements of these are made using polymer clay, but they also use other materials (fabric, etc) I hope that's ok with you all...

Oh no, not a problem at all... even many high-end polymer items are mixed media.  That's one of the great things about polymer clay.

I'm really curious about the green guy's face and can't see it well.  Could you describe a little more what shape(s) it's made from??


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jbarnum
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006 11:20:31 AM »

Wow, love these!  I wouldn't mind seeing close-ups of the green man & horned god masks...?

I'm really curious about the green guy's face and can't see it well.  Could you describe a little more what shape(s) it's made from??

I have a close up that I can't seem to get uploaded right now for whatever reason.  I have these two illustrations I made using photos of the faces close up:



The greenman mask is made out of different leaf shapes. 
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ktlovecrafts
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006 12:05:30 PM »

Very nice...the first two (especially the Horned God) look like something from Neil Gaiman's head...where I'm sure incarnations of the Green Man and Horned God reside.

If you're not familiar: http://www.neilgaiman.com.

Really quite lovely...
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jbarnum
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2006 06:17:09 AM »

Very nice...the first two (especially the Horned God) look like something from Neil Gaiman's head...where I'm sure incarnations of the Green Man and Horned God reside.

If you're not familiar: http://www.neilgaiman.com.

Really quite lovely...

Oh I'm quite a fan Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2006 05:39:09 PM »

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I have these two illustrations I made using photos of the faces close up:

A-ha ... now I can tell much better.  Thanks!!

It's fun moving the same thing back and forth in different media, I agree.




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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2006 08:18:44 PM »

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Oh I'm quite a fan Wink

I thought you might be...just something about the style.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006 05:32:07 AM »

I have a little bit of an obsession with greenmans, I love finding them on buildings and such, and my favorite tree is gingko, and I love well sculpted art, and I love masks, so these really hit the spot. I just looove how you painted them and made the plush bodies too, but it kind of taunts me because I know I probably live miles and miles away from you and I'll never learn your techniques (or that you'd teach em in the first place). and you're a Neil Gaiman fan too. Let's hang out.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2006 04:07:52 PM »

That pirate is fantastic! The winner of that is really lucky!
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2006 07:32:42 PM »

I have a little bit of an obsession with greenmans, I love finding them on buildings and such, and my favorite tree is gingko, and I love well sculpted art, and I love masks, so these really hit the spot. I just looove how you painted them and made the plush bodies too, but it kind of taunts me because I know I probably live miles and miles away from you and I'll never learn your techniques (or that you'd teach em in the first place). and you're a Neil Gaiman fan too. Let's hang out.  Embarrassed
Aw, you're sweet!
I live near Baltimore, MD if you do happen to be near here.  If you have any specific questions about how I did anything, feel free to ask here, or IM me at ArtemisiaSyn if you want to chat about it. 
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