Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SCULPTURE - "Space Gator!" FINISHED

Okay, all you space cadets...here's the final painted version of SPACE GATOR!

I must say that my enthusiasm waned a bit towards the last few laps. The painting stage took me way too long. I wanted to go with a brighter, comic book feel, but couldn't decide on a color scheme.. After painting it over many times, I finally landed on something I liked.
One other snafu was some reconstructive surgery I had to perform on the Gator's tail. When I was nearly completed with the paint job, the last two "digits" broke off. I had to re-sculpt the end bits from epoxy putty, since I couldn't bake it any more. However, I actually think I like the stubbier version better than the original.

There's not much else I need to say about this little guy. Here are a few more images for your enjoyment. And remember...you can click on any of them to see a larger version for more detail. That's it for this project!

9 comments:

Messanger of Death said...

He looks stunning and can get a feel for the thought process throughout the project. I'm glad I kept coming back to see your progress.

Warren said...

Hey, thanks, MoD! Glad you stayed with the long process. Next project will probably be something that I can turn around a bit faster. I have a short attention span. SQUIRREL! (okay...if you haven't seen "UP", that one just seems weird.) Come back again soon!

skywatcher said...

Wow. It was great to follow along from you creating the skin's texture to the final painted version. thanks for sharing the process.

Warren said...

My pleasure, Skywatcher. I appreciate your patience and tenacity! I'm just having fun learning as I go...glad it was interesting for you, too.

gronkal said...

hmm i saw it from the beginning to end and i have to say i like it alot.
i got isnpired to throw somethinmg like that into a roleplaying session, since the space gator is simply so wery cool, and i believe the correct word would be awesome.
├ąplease you have to do more awesome stuff like this its just so wery inspiring.

P.S. space gator is such a winning concept.

Warren said...

Thank you very much, gronkal. I'm glad you like it. I do have another sculpture idea for Space Gator, but it will be a while before I tackle it. I have other a lot of other ideas to get to first!

Fitz-Badger said...

As always I enjoy following your progress (even the missteps) and seeing the final result! Excellent little guy!

Warren Ludwig said...

Thanks, Fitz...I actually don't mind the "missteps"...they're often the very things that gives me new ideas.

Fitz-Badger said...

Absolutely! Bob Ross, the tv painter guy, talked about "happy accidents".