• J.Walker

Test Sculpts

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

While making small test sculpts of my initial woodland creature designs, I wondered what defines an area a woodland. From conversations with my classmates, theres a general concensus that the creatures we make have to live in a forrest. However, there are many different types of woodland, aside from Forrests.


I did a couple of test sculpts for my gremlin/goblin creature, however I didn't like how narrow and long I'd made his face.


On my second attempt at my goblin/gremlin sculpt, I did the opposite of my first sculpt. Instead of long and narrow, I made the face round and wide. I accidentally left an imprint from the blunt end of my soft tipped sculpting tools in the face of my model. I liked the impression that it left, so I covered the rest of the face with them. This pattern created an aquatic look to the model, and as I tried to mould the top of the head in a more visually aesthetic manner, I realised that a fin along the head would suit the features I had given my sculpt at this point.





For this creature design to work within the brief, I needed to do some research of wet woodlands. I chose to keep my research mainly within the UK, however I've found a couple of examples from outside of the UK.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414013/Green-Lake-Tragoess-Austria-The-park-disappears-water-year.html



Deer


My idea for this design was to focus and emphasise the size of the antlers during shedding season. The possible background would be a scenic forrest scene, with the deers head drinking from a stream.




































After class I went to the Harris Museum in Preston City Centre to gather more research, as there is an exhibition on the 1st floor showing a variety of skulls and antlers of deer. The real life primary research is a good way of seeing how different antlers grow and develop on different animals, given I want to focus on the antlers of my model for this design.



As much as I liked the look of the deer sculpt, I thought that making a deer for this project wouldn't be very challenging for me. As my main interest is in stop motion, especially model making, I really want to take advantage of this project to expand my knowledge and sculpting ability.


Frog


This is my simplest design for the project, I really enjoyed making the back legs. However I'm not very interested in taking this design further in the project.



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