Monday, 5 December 2011

core creation

ok so i have been spending some time on making the core for my characters head. the core is basically the skull and then on the skull will go removable face and forehead parts.

below is the eye socket

this piece will be the cheeks and jaw section.

you can see below i have attatched the eye socket section to the jaw piece, this is done by using K&S, the eye socket was moulded around a small piece of K&S so it will slot into the bigger piece of K&S inside the jaw section

i have placed some eyes to show how they will sit.

below- you can see how the core will sit inside the head, its looks like it lines up quite nicely for the first try.

i then went out to my workshop/garage and cut down the thicker K&S and sanded down the eye socket to make it a bit smaller and smoother, the jaw and eye socket sections were made using milliput which dries really hard so you can drill or sand as much as you like, even if you have a thin piece its still really strong.

after sanding i filled in the gaps between the eyes and jaw and added a small forehead, this will help kick in the eye socket as its not actually stuck in. 

once i finished the core i started making the removable parts. here i am making the forehead part, its ok if it doesn't look pretty, it can be sanded later and this is only the base plate for the next stage, which will be creating the facial features.

so here are the parts all sculpted, it was incredibly delicate but the best thing to do is add small pieces of milliput at a time and make sure you add a layer of vaseline onto the core so the milliput doesn't stick.

the next stage will be to sculpt on to these parts.

before i start sculpting i want to cast these parts using plastic, i might not be able to do this for some time, maybe after christmas as I'm not sure ill have the funds to buy the materials and also the time to do it.