The votes are in! And my next post will be………..The Boogie Alien sculpt progress photos!
This was a faster sculpt for me as I had the initial idea in my head and I had to get it down in clay as soon as possible. It actually just started off as the head and chest kind of like this:
I didn’t have the idea of incorporating a big mouth and feet when I started it. That just kind of came about as I went along. Not really a conscious decision. It just felt like it would be fun and look cool.
It was all done in regular super sculpey mixed with a bit of fimo black and white. Mainly because I wanted to change the tone of the grey. Just a personal choice.
The reason I went with regular super sculpey and not super sculpey firm is that I really wanted to get my idea down in clay and I felt the firmer clay would slow me down:
After I got the sculpt to where I wanted it – and yes, I could have kept working on it. But I liked where it was. Not pristine, sure. But I liked where it was. My idea was there and it had a nice personality to it. I could have worked on it and worked on it and smoothed it out to death, but that’s not what I wanted out of this sculpt.
Anyways, after I got it where I wanted it, I baked it and sanded it down:
After the sculpture was sanded down I came up with a paint scheme. The color inspiration I had was from a caterpillar. Painted in acrylic with brushes and a clear coat finish:
And there you have it! How the Boogie Alien came about. He was a lot of fun to work on. It was one of those projects that was enjoyable from start to finish.
Tomorrow I’ll return with another ink illustration. Stay tuned!