Hurray, my little tiger finally has all of it's stripes! It took me some time to finish it but I'm very pleased with the results. All thanks to the tutorial on STS forum :D It looks much better than the original one, but that's mostly the case with modern brand tigers. To give them real realistic stripes during mass production just takes too much time and money. As children toys this is not a problem but for a hobbyist that's aiming for true to natures animals it's different. However, needing to repaint them gave me a nice opportunity to study tigers and it's stripes more resulting in a broader knowledge :D
After all this bla bla I will now give you the pictures, enjoy!
So, some time ago I mentioned I joined the STS swap and once again I failed at uploading up to date pictures...
But here's the finished product! I resculpted the neck, head. tail, mane and some other muscles. I should have some photo's of the process but I can't find it at the moment so I'll post those some other time.
While going through my bodybox in search of somthing to customize I found this little chihuahua by puppy in my pocket, but it was missing it's ear. So I grabbed my dog breed book and turned the pages until I came across a Schipperke. It's a belgian dog breed that is considered to be the smallest herding dog.
The mold's appearance fits the breed quite well. So I started customizing. Here's a WIP picture of the doggie compared to the original.
While waiting for the clay to dry I thought it was sad that the Schipperke was all alone... So I decided to make him a friend : )
The clay is not the one I usually use for sculpting so the results aren't optimal, but I'm happy enough.
I did these small repaints some weeks ago. They were in my bodybox for some time so I'm glad they're finally finished :)
The left one is an Old English Sheepdog, a younger one (the one I mention in this post). And the right one is a lynx (you might remeber). I'm thinking about giving him some nylon hair ear plumes to make him more realistic.
Here's a little close up of the Sheepdog. (wel, it's nog actually a close up... but you can see more details on this picture ;) )
So after a long time of posting nothing I though it should be time to post something again. I've been working on a tiger repaint using a very neat tutorial on STS. It's almost finished, but the progress is very slowly...
Anyway, here's picture:
Also, just like last year, I joined the STS cm swap so I'll be looking for a good mold to customize. I'm very much looking forward to customizing and seeing all the creative artworks others will create! So stay tuned! (I'll try to upload up-to-date picutes ;) )
No, not me. I went on holiday to England. But my first aardwolf copy is going to Hungary.
I designed a special little box and card for him to make it look more professional and as I'm an industrial design student it has to look professional ofcourse ;)
I was too stubborn to look up a template of a box so I just tried out a lot with paper and I very pleased with the result. I'm going to use this design next time too.
As for the card. I chose for a simple layout, basically just a print of a drawing I drew and on which I based my sculpture. I had some trouble with the printer... but eventually I managed to print it on textured paper.
Aren't fennec foxes one of the cutest creatures? Well I thought so, and so I started sculpting :D
While sculpting the ears I was constantly suprised about the size of them. I had to make them bigger each time... I think they're the right size now.
Don't mind the bend leg too much.. I thought such a small animal wouldn't need a wire structure, hehe
It still far from being finished, but I like the progress so far.
It's been a while since my last post, even though the summer holidays has started for my a week ago. I've been quite buzy with other stuff, but I've been working on some customs on and off.
There's this little lynx I hope to finish. He still has only a base colour.
While looking on the web for miniatures I came across some very lovely room boxes and I got inspired by them. So far I've only made this little table...
I'm thinking about making some sort of Narnian/Beatrix Potter themed house.
And the last thing I've got to share are these cats. They surely need some customization but I don't really now how I should paint them.. Any suggestions?
Maybe some of you might remember me noticing an STS custom animal figure swap? (that strange dalmatian with a croc suit...) Well it turned out that two people didn't received anything while they had sent a custom to someone else. That's not how it should end especially on the friendly village of STS so I agreed to do an extra custom. As a companion for a custom pony a made this little doggie. It's some sort of terrier mix. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy! Again I used a experimental background.
I finished the Slate Merle custom today and I'm very pleased with the results. Here are some pictures for you to judge for yourself :)
Also, I made some comparison pictures with the original model by Puppy in my Pocket.
And while I'm comparing anyway, here's the Irish wolfhound repaint compared to the original model. He's accompanying the BC to a new owner.
Oh, and there's something else too which you might have noticed. I decided to stop writing in Dutch. I'm more comfortable in English when I'm talking about customizing. I hope it doesn't bother anyone... If so, feel free to leave a comment! ;)
Voor de border collie liefhebbers: ik ben bezig met een slate merle custom voor iemand die fan is van border collies. Merle is een van man lievelingshondenkleuren dus daar was ik best blij mee :D
Het hondje is oorspronkelijk een Collie van Puppy in my Pocket (van de jaren 90). Hij is nog niet helemaal klaar maar hij begint er al op te lijken.
For all the Border Collies lovers out there: I'm working on a slate merle custom for someone who's a fan of BC. Merle is one of my favourite dog colours so I was quite pleased with the commission :D. The dog's original mold is a Collie by Puppy in my Pocket (90s) He's not finished yet but he's starting to look like a merle doggie.