Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Great Nasor - WIP

I did some more work on T.G.N. by adding a coat of paperclay. Once it hardens he'll be ready for detailing and finishing.

Getting a nice finish with paperclay became SO much easier once I learned a trick from Scott over at Stolloween: rub the still wet paperclay with some paper mache paste until smooth. Be sure to check out Scott's awesome blog.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Great Nasor - WIP

"My nose is Gargantuan! You little Pig-snout, you tiny Monkey-Nostrils, you virtually invisible Pekinese-Puss, don't you realize that a nose like mine is both scepter and orb, a monument to my superiority?"
- Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac, Act 1

I decided to try my hand at mask-making, so I sketched a quick concept and dubbed it "The Great Nasor". (Would "Professor Proboscis" be better? Cyrano de Boogerac?)
It may have been inspired by a cold-remedy commercial.

There were some pieces of p.m. shell left over from another project so I trimmed and taped them together for the mask shape. "Waste not, want not." A couple of p.m. balls were added for the shape of the nose.

Filled out the shape of the nose with paper, added lips and the filtrum (the indentation in the upper lip).
That's a fine "Roman nose" you have there - it's roamin' all over your face!

It's a nose, dammit!

Next step: cut out nostrils, which will serve as eye-holes for the mask wearer. The Great Nasor has no need for eyes!

He's looking much better now; more nose-like and with paperclay lips and a chin.
More updates to come.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hydralisk: making spines, horns, what-have-you

Have you ever put aside a big project because you just felt overwhelmed? Sure you have - just like me!
What you have to remember is that anyone can eat an elephant; one yummy pachyderm bite at a time.

I resumed working on my hydralisk monster recently by adding a row of poisonous spines to each flank. The spines are made of pop bottle tops taped to the sides and paper mache'd over.

Sort of caterpillary looking here:

With a solid, paper mache base, I form paper cones over them to be mache'd later.

Now I'm that much closer to completion!