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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2019, 02:44:42 PM »
Yesterday I had another ďpainting dayĒ, where Iíve finished the Diplocaulus and painted both some new projects (coming soon...) and a new, colorful sculpture... a Tyrannosaurus Rex!
So, hereís it!









A wiew on the underside, caused by an aggressive  Schleich Triceratops... ;)



Tyrannosaurus Vs Triceratops: the epic battle!



Close-ups on the head:





Genus represented: Tyrannosaurus Rex
Material used: Glue, Foil paper, white Kraft paper, Schleich T-Rex skull (for the head, clip holder (for the neck structure) and acrylic paint.
Status: completed!

You may remember when I customized a Schleich T-Rex skull turning it in the alive animalís head sculpt, three years ago. I was really proud of it, also because I managed to add to it lips.
More and less a week ago I was looking at one of the clip holders I use to expose my origami models which was ruined, when I had the idea to attach it to the T Rex head to make the structure of the neck. After I made this I started adding the foil paper, and I continued ďsculptingĒ (if this is the right word) with my usual method.
As you can see I also repainted the head, which originally had a different color scheme.

My intention was to make it feathered but, as in the case of the Epidexipterix, I failed.
Iím really happy of it!

In my experiments for making some feather-like effect, I tried to apply a layer of red glossy paint to a cotton pad. The result I obtained was interesting. The overall effect almost looked... a sheep carcass! So I used it as a dinner for the T-Rex, which was hungry after the battle with the Schleich Triceratops:








But now letís change time period. Letís go to the Paleozoic era. Imagine to see a prehistoric water animal, which you want to bring in the 21th century. After a desperate hunt, you get it and you bring it in the modern era. And imagine to now have, in you home, a colorful, cartoony Diplocaulus!







Close-up on the mouth:





Genus represented: Diplocaulus.
Material used: Glue, Foil paper, white tissue paper and acrylic paint.
Status: Completed!

The final model actually looks like an anime character. Itís so cute!

Do you like my new sculptures?
As always, Iíll be more than happy to hear any type of opinions from any of you.

Thank you very much for reading!

Killekor
Bigger than a camarasaurus,
and with a bite more stronger that the T-Rex bite,
Ticamasaurus is certainly the king of the Jurassic period.

With Balaur feet, dromaeosaurus bite, microraptor wings, and a terrible poison, the Deinoraptor Dromaeonychus is a lethal enemy for the most ferocious hybrid too.

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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2019, 05:46:03 PM »
Both tyrannosaurus and diplocaulus are very well made with those materials. I never thought that the head was the skull of Schleich's tyrannosaurus. You have been phenomenal. On the other hand the diplocaulus is of a superior quality to its stuffed counterparts and I tell you with all the sincerity of the world.

Gorgeous figures! Beautiful works of art.

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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2019, 08:31:24 PM »
Both tyrannosaurus and diplocaulus are very well made with those materials. I never thought that the head was the skull of Schleich's tyrannosaurus. You have been phenomenal. On the other hand the diplocaulus is of a superior quality to its stuffed counterparts and I tell you with all the sincerity of the world.

Gorgeous figures! Beautiful works of art.

Thank you Shonisaurus! Iím really happy to read your appreciation!
Thanks again!

Killekor
Bigger than a camarasaurus,
and with a bite more stronger that the T-Rex bite,
Ticamasaurus is certainly the king of the Jurassic period.

With Balaur feet, dromaeosaurus bite, microraptor wings, and a terrible poison, the Deinoraptor Dromaeonychus is a lethal enemy for the most ferocious hybrid too.

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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2019, 06:37:29 PM »
These are very imaginative! I hope you'll share your work on the forum for years to come; I'd love to watch your growth as an artist.
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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2019, 08:06:01 PM »
These are very imaginative! I hope you'll share your work on the forum for years to come; I'd love to watch your growth as an artist.

Thank you very much Halicoeres! Iíll surely continue to post here and to make these models. I like to experiment with various materials and Iím sure that Iíll become better in ďsculptingĒ over the time.

Thank you again!

Killekor
Bigger than a camarasaurus,
and with a bite more stronger that the T-Rex bite,
Ticamasaurus is certainly the king of the Jurassic period.

With Balaur feet, dromaeosaurus bite, microraptor wings, and a terrible poison, the Deinoraptor Dromaeonychus is a lethal enemy for the most ferocious hybrid too.

My Repaints Thread: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=5104.0

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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2019, 10:38:15 PM »
These are very imaginative! I hope you'll share your work on the forum for years to come; I'd love to watch your growth as an artist.

Thank you very much Halicoeres! Iíll surely continue to post here and to make these models. I like to experiment with various materials and Iím sure that Iíll become better in ďsculptingĒ over the time.

Thank you again!

Killekor

Hey at least you can sculpt I tried it a year ago and I literally came out with nothing but a sad skeleton with blobs that was supposed to be a Carcha :P
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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2019, 05:10:17 PM »
These are very imaginative! I hope you'll share your work on the forum for years to come; I'd love to watch your growth as an artist.

Thank you very much Halicoeres! Iíll surely continue to post here and to make these models. I like to experiment with various materials and Iím sure that Iíll become better in ďsculptingĒ over the time.

Thank you again!

Killekor

Hey at least you can sculpt I tried it a year ago and I literally came out with nothing but a sad skeleton with blobs that was supposed to be a Carcha :P

In this case I recommend you my method if you want to try, @Syndicate Bias .

I usually use:
-a roll of foil paper.
-glue stick.
-a lot of thin, white kraft paper (preferably in big sheets or in a roll)
-acrylic paint
-other materials, depending of the figure I sculpt (like plastic skulls, cellophane etc...)

First of all, I make the structure of the figure with the foil paper. I personally make separate pieces for making this easier: the head, the limbs and the body with the tail together.
Hint: As I experimented with the T-Rex, itís a really good idea to use as a base for the head a skull toy of the animal, being usually the most difficult piece to do.

Then, I cover all the pieces with various layers of kraft paper (glued with the stick glue, which for me is the best one to use), until the parts reach the desired size and shape.
Then I glue all the parts together and I cover all the seams of the limbs/body with another layer of kraft paper, to fix them better.
Another hint: itís better to glue the head to the body with a stronger glue, because itís pretty difficult to keep them glued together with the stick glue.

Finally, I paint the figure with acrylic paint. The paint will solidify the entire model, which before itís really fragile.
A third hint: If you want to make some intricate paint schemes I recommend you to give to cover the figure with a layer of white paint firstly, so you make it easier to paint.
And a last hint: itís better to paint the head before you glue it to the rest of the model.

The advantage of this technique is that it doesnít have all the difficulties of sculpting with clay. For example, you donít have to keep it wet nor you have to heat it in the oven.

The biggest handicap of this method is that I actually donít find any way to add to it feathers or scales, although you can obtain a realistic skin effect.
Iím still not saying that it doesnít exist at all. Iím always experimenting with new materials and techniques, and Iím hopeful to find the right way to obtain realistic scale or feather effects. If Iíll discover how to do this Iíll post the method on this thread and, if you or someone else try this method, Iíll mention you in the post.

I hope that Iíve been helpful for you or any other member of the forum that reads this post, and I wish good luck to everyone that try this method!

Killekor
Bigger than a camarasaurus,
and with a bite more stronger that the T-Rex bite,
Ticamasaurus is certainly the king of the Jurassic period.

With Balaur feet, dromaeosaurus bite, microraptor wings, and a terrible poison, the Deinoraptor Dromaeonychus is a lethal enemy for the most ferocious hybrid too.

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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2019, 06:14:17 PM »
I guess that book here could be useful for you:
https://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Sculpting-Complete-Guide-ed/dp/0786472057
It's a bit expensive but still cheaper than the first edition.
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And they think that I'm their dinner, not their friend
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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2019, 11:08:38 AM »
From the description it sounds you use very much glue- it seriously sounds unhealthy. You should use something else too not just that amount of glue. You could try out with some chewing gum. Once a piece broke of my old mobile's case and I wasn't home so my options were really limited (that piece covered one of the corners, so a fragile point when falling). I ended up using chewing gum and that remained. The broken off piece is quite nicely attached but it's still removable if needed (unlike glue) and it required just a really small amount of the gum.

So you can also use this as an adhesive (the sculpt probably would be more flexible of course depending the amount) and I think you can use this as skin- just cover your sculpt in a thin layer with it. Maybe even you can experiment with scales and feathers into it while it's fresh and later it would harden. For scales you just need something tiny and pointy. I'm unsure of the feathers but I think with tiny pieces of cotton wool you can make them fluffy. With a pointy tool you just have to stick into the gum in an oblique angle and maybe flatten a little the above gum just for sure. Or you can just scratch some hair or feather pattern into the gum. These were just my ideas.

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Re: Killekor Art and sculptures: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Diplocaulus COMPLETED
« Reply #69 on: October 14, 2019, 02:21:07 PM »
I guess that book here could be useful for you:
https://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Sculpting-Complete-Guide-ed/dp/0786472057
It's a bit expensive but still cheaper than the first edition.

Thank you for the suggestion CityRaptor! Iíll probably get the Kindle version, being the paperback one too expensive.

From the description it sounds you use very much glue- it seriously sounds unhealthy. You should use something else too not just that amount of glue. You could try out with some chewing gum. Once a piece broke of my old mobile's case and I wasn't home so my options were really limited (that piece covered one of the corners, so a fragile point when falling). I ended up using chewing gum and that remained. The broken off piece is quite nicely attached but it's still removable if needed (unlike glue) and it required just a really small amount of the gum.

So you can also use this as an adhesive (the sculpt probably would be more flexible of course depending the amount) and I think you can use this as skin- just cover your sculpt in a thin layer with it. Maybe even you can experiment with scales and feathers into it while it's fresh and later it would harden. For scales you just need something tiny and pointy. I'm unsure of the feathers but I think with tiny pieces of cotton wool you can make them fluffy. With a pointy tool you just have to stick into the gum in an oblique angle and maybe flatten a little the above gum just for sure. Or you can just scratch some hair or feather pattern into the gum. These were just my ideas.

Thanks for the suggestions Stegosauria!

Killekor
Bigger than a camarasaurus,
and with a bite more stronger that the T-Rex bite,
Ticamasaurus is certainly the king of the Jurassic period.

With Balaur feet, dromaeosaurus bite, microraptor wings, and a terrible poison, the Deinoraptor Dromaeonychus is a lethal enemy for the most ferocious hybrid too.

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