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Excalibur Chavant Maquette: Wip!

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DOXOlove    160

Several weeks ago I was fiddling with an Excalibur Orthographic (maybe some people remember!), and that was for this maquette project for a sculpture class I'm taking!

Also a hugehuge thank you to DE's lead artists for entertaining my request for their own orthographics, it really means a lot to me that you'd help me out with that!! While I will still use the drawing I did for basic form proportion, I'm def using DE's orthos for accurate detailing. I hope I can do him justice :)

Sculpting with medium Chavant Plasticine (basically a clay with high 'wax' content), he's a little over 20 inches in height (~1/4 scale).

Orthograph (drawn by me) :

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ortho was printed to scale, so now I have this awesome 35"x45" poster I use for form blocking. :D

WIP shots: (sorry for bad phone photos! will take better ones when its more 'finished')

Armature-
basic hardware store nipples and connectors, soft wires of various gauges, copper sliding rods and epoxy. The best thing about this particular armature is it has 100% mannequin pose-ability with all joints!

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Skeletal form-
First go at skeletal form before we had an extensive apex lecture;

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Silhouette frame blocking-
Working on it this week-- This is going to drastically change, but getting the feel for the form! was trying to fiddle with armor texture a bit but I'm probably gunna take that off and just do the basic muscle forms for now :p

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Excalibur will be holding an MK-Braton 1 on his shoulder at some point and his Skana in the other. If I have time I'm going to be sculpting a quick infested form he's stepping over ;p

This is about 40 hours of work so far, will post more photos as I progress! Really loving working with chavant a lot!

1/31/2014-

Thanks everyone! Had another 6 hour marathon today, this is what I got done :)

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Still form blocking and leaving obvious bony landmarks. Still have to finish the arms and refine the legs (front view looks too slim) until I like the silhouettes :v

2/2/2014-
another 8 hour marathon, hhhhave most of it blocked in now!

Arm, leg, and oblique mass are my current problem children but I am way too exhausted to get those fixed until next weeks lecture. 9_6

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its getting there at least!

2/7/2014 -

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He's getting a shave! ;D Had to whack his lats off because they were mis-aligned, but theyre going back on after a few adjustments! Adding in proper apexes and symmetry, still have to finish up the legs and arms and lats.

Instructors are teaching us how to sculpt a 'mean &#!', so do not worry, the booty will be immaculate.

2/8/2014 - 16 hours of work on this this week, legs are starting to look less stupid;

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booty game almost at critical mass

2/11/2014 - Its that time of the week again!

Really starting to understand tendon groups, lats/traps/delts/biceps had complete re-hauls (still need work...), obliques evened out, gluteus medius toned down a bit (It was super huge LOL)

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2/17/2014- say hello to my entire monday afternoon!

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hilt was modified for hand-holding purposes on the sculpture :U

 

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if you have any questions about clay or the process I'd be happy to answer as well!

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Hieracon    3,841

Holy moly! This is looking pretty good. Looking forward to what the finished form will look like.

 

I will still use the drawing I did for basic form proportion, I'm def using DE's orthos for accurate detailing.

 

Didnt know a Orthos could be used for art.

 

http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Orthos

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Silraed    2,216

Gotta keep an eye on this thread, looks amazing.

 

I have no doubt that you will do their work justice.

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Enip    561

'Saw your orthographics on tumblr, i'm sure that this will turn out very great!

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DOXOlove    160

Thanks everyone! Had another 6 hour marathon today, this is what I got done :)

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Still form blocking and leaving obvious bony landmarks. Still have to finish the arms and refine the legs (front view looks too slim) until I like the silhouettes :v

 

if you have any questions about clay or the process I'd be happy to answer as well!

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MechaTails    3,979

All I can suggest is that using the in game model, without any distracting texture, is a great way to see the major shapes you need to make. Makes it a little easier to detail afterward too, but meh, you're fine lol

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DOXOlove    160

All I can suggest is that using the in game model, without any distracting texture, is a great way to see the major shapes you need to make. Makes it a little easier to detail afterward too, but meh, you're fine lol

 

I do have official orthographs of Excalibur that DE gave me (explained in the first post), but wont need them until after the muscle refinement is done. :p

 

rushing to do detail with the wrong silhouette/proportions is a disaster waiting to happen!

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Enip    561

Hehe, take all the time you need, this is gonna be awesome!

 

(dat bottom tho')

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DOXOlove    160

2/2/2014-

another 8 hour marathon, hhhhave most of it blocked in now!

 

Arm, leg, and oblique mass are my current problem children but I am way too exhausted to get those fixed until next weeks lecture. 9_6

 

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its getting there at least!

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Noogums    1,798

I have many things to say.. I am going to pick.. That I wish Excalibur's derrière was that plump in-game. Poor guy has the flattest of rumps.

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TrashSpider    2,138

Wow so much progress since I last saw it, hell I thought you would only stop at the graph's, but took it up a level, worth following. 

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