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PostSubject: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:25 pm

I am very excited about something that I've been trying to do and I have never decided. Try modeling animal figures. I've never done anything like this and I enjoy what I'm starting to do Very Happy Very Happy !!

Informing me online and learning from the great masters we have in this community (problems, solutions, techniques and textures ...). I started working on a figure of an animal that has always fascinated me, the aurochs.
Except to the wonderful figure that Harriet made ​​long ago, no brand has dared to do it ( maybe Starlux ?)


I'll try to make a male auroch 1:20.
I'd be pleased to answer any comments or assistance, pleeeaseee !!Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:32 pm

Miguel, I am not one of the masters of this forum but I am completely excited with your project. Very Happy
I know you'll receive good tips from our artists and judging from what you have already done before with some great customs, I am sure it will result in a fascinating sculpture. Very Happy
I agree it is a fantastic animal, an interesting species and rarely featured, it needs a lot of research but that is only another exciting point of your project. Very Happy
Looking forward to follow your work and good luck! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:38 pm

Start of heart modeling and aluminum wire..




Body shapes filled with modeling clay...



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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:58 pm

Wow at the moment he looks very nice! Can't wait to see him finished! Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:25 pm

Realy interesting. It will be nice .Applause Applause Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:36 pm

It looks good so far!!! Can't wait to see next steps Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:53 pm

WOW!!! This i VERY interesting bounce bounce Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:04 pm

It looks amazing, and it's only the beginning! bounce Applause  Are you using Super Sculpey? :) 
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:24 pm

Great photos of the steps you take--talented.

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:58 pm

I cant wait to see this figurine finish Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:52 pm

Thank you very much for your words friends !!Very Happy 

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It looks amazing, and it's only the beginning! bounce Applause  Are you using Super Sculpey? :) 
Yes  Schleich_ , clay I'm using is Super Sculpey and I think is a very practical material and pleasant to use, with lots of possibilities.
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:03 pm

The process continues with something more definite forms of the body and realization of the ears and horns, in order to discover more fully the position of the animal.

(the background you can see the wonderful Ana's gaur waiting to meet his friend in europe):) 




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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:42 pm

He's looking fabulous Miguel, l love seeing progress photos!

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:54 pm

Looks great:!: 
Can't wait to see the finished model. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:58 am

Your model looks good, I'm interested to see it when it's finished. So you know you can bake sculpey multiple times, and keep adding more new clay after each baking. It can be sanded and carved as well, this is useful to refine anatomy or make the horns the right shape.

Also, to avoid cracking don't take the sculpture out of the oven until it has cooled down completely. Rapid changes in temperature can cause cracking, such as from a hot oven to room temperature.
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:11 am

Wow, it lOoks great! I can't wait to see it finished. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:17 am

Holy crows! Shocked It's beautiful and it is only a vague shape of the animal! Great great job, cannot wait to see the finished product. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:58 am

great! What are the archetypes? skeletons? (for the general habitus)
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:35 am

Wow, I'm sure it's going to be wonderful work. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Thank you again for your words of encouragement !!.

Pege, I tried to learn from ancient skeletons preserved, art reproductions and number of breeds of bulls with old features still living.








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Your model looks good, I'm interested to see it when it's finished.  So you know you can bake sculpey multiple times, and keep adding more new clay after each baking.  It can be sanded and carved as well, this is useful to refine anatomy or make the horns the right shape.  

Also, to avoid cracking don't take the sculpture out of the oven until it has cooled down completely.  Rapid changes in temperature can cause cracking, such as from a hot oven to room temperature.
Thank you very much for these great tips Elephas. The part that I think is difficult to make hair texture. Not that instrument brands make a delicate coat. I would like to give me some advice.

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Normally texture of fur is one of the most time consuming part in sculpting animal figures. I think it's not difficult but require patience. I usualy draw many short lines by scalpel (you can use knife or other sharp tool as well), these lines must be close to each other and go in the right directions - you need to observe how the real fur grow.
On longer, more wooly parts you can use tool with very small ball on it's end. By touching the clay with this tool you can create the shapes similar to longer, curly fur. And later you can add also more details by scalpel or knife.
Later, after baking, you can refine texture in places where you think it's necessary. You can also sand and scratch the surface when it's hard. It may help in many cases, especially on horns.
I think this aurochs is an exciting project bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:46 pm

It's looking good - can't wait to see it finished!
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:22 pm

I enjoy this SO much cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:01 pm

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Thank you very much for these great tips Elephas. The part that I think is difficult to make hair texture. Not that instrument brands make a delicate coat. I would like to give me some advice.
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Anna gave some great tips on fur sculpting, that is what I would recommend as well.  With a paintbrush you can brush rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) on the sculpted fur to soften the look of it and make it more realistic and subtle.
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:27 am

It looks very promising and it is great to see all this excitment around your sculpture. Very Happy
Thanks for updating all steps of your work, it can be very useful to other members. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:11 am

Oh Miguel, what a beautiful project! :) I'd like to see more pictures of the process when it grows.
About fur, here's my tip: sometimes, before making fur, and as Ana said you spend a lot of time on it, I use to take a separate piece of clay and I make there several attempts. It's good to work with a piece that won't be in the figure, because then you're able to try experiments that maybe you won't make on the figure... and it shows you new ways of giving texture :)
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:38 pm

This becomes more and more interesting, - so many tips and good advice Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Thank you very much Ana, Elephas, Joan.. All your tips are being helpful !!!.study cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:51 pm

@elephas_maximus wrote:
Also, to avoid cracking don't take the sculpture out of the oven until it has cooled down completely.  Rapid changes in temperature can cause cracking, such as from a hot oven to room temperature.
Thanks for this tip Andrew, I will do that in future.

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:53 pm

The process continues. Defining more forms, eyes, nose...

Adding hooves and tail


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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:35 pm

It looks amazing Miguel! I can't believe you haven't tried modelling before, you are sooo talented!

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:33 pm

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It looks amazing Miguel! I can't believe you haven't tried modelling before, you are sooo talented!
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:07 pm

It looks great! It's a lot of fun to see your progress, too! Keep up the good work!
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:12 pm

Absolutely stunning !! I really can't believe you did not make any school:cheers: you are particularly gifted it's a great work and great choice...if you are so good in sculpting you should be a master in making moulds and copies Rolling Eyes Laughing sunny  please say yes !!
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:44 am

really wonderful! thank you for sharing these various stages with us!
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:27 pm

Hello again friends !!Very Happy .
Fisva, Pm, Schleich_...I have to say that my profession is archeology and art restorer and have always been surrounded by this world. But I never really had tried to model a figure of this kind, and I have to say I'm enjoying a lot !!

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:37 pm

The process continues...





Finishing the skin texture, thanks to the good advice of Ana, Joan, Elephas..



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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Wow, amazing!!! Applause Applause Applause  It's realy great work cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:55 pm

Very nice skin texturing! Love it!
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:06 pm

I want to present the final results of this work with respect to the modeling of forms. What I would do is  give color to the figure of the animal based on paleontological and historical information on how should look like.

Hope you enjoy the pics !!















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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:09 pm

It's absolutely beautiful! Shocked I can't believe this is your first sculpt! Congrats! cheers Applause cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:35 pm

This guy is.... incredible! Fantastic job, and I cannot believe it is your first sculpture. Congrats on such a great creation! And I can't wait to see it painted.

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:57 pm

@Ana wrote:
Wow, amazing!!! Applause Applause Applause  It's realy great work cheers cheers cheers 
Fantastic job! cheers Applause Cool sunny 
but what is the material you use?scratch study drunken drunken drunken 
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:40 pm

He's marvelous, I love his horns and muscle detail, he's beautiful Miguel cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:03 pm

Amazing again, I can't wait to see it painted. It's indeed hard to believe it's your first attempt, you have real talent! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Wonderful! I agree with Ana: I can't wait to see him painted. Great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:04 pm

Really really great work. Nice Miguel.Applause Applause Applause Applause bounce bounce bounce bounce 
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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Modeling an auroch bull   Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:30 pm

Thanks again for your words !!Very Happy 

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Wow, amazing!!! Applause Applause Applause  It's realy great work cheers cheers cheers 
Fantastic job!  cheers Applause Cool sunny 
but what is the material you use?scratch study drunken drunken drunken 
Luky, the mastic material is modeled with heat hardening : Super Sculpey.

Pm64, Maybe make a mold and copies for friends but I really do not know if I compensated and if it is too hard to do or not.

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