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Creature Bust WIP-Building wings by AntWatkins Creature Bust WIP-Building wings by AntWatkins
I wanted to post a WIP picture of a new sculpt I am working on. Building the wing armature at this point. If all goes well, I plan on making molds of this one.
Sculpted in Monster Clay!

Thanks for looking! :)
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:iconhulkgoro:
hulkgoro Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
i like this mate looks sweet job well done so far
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Tigone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Artist
ooh I wonder if milliput would do the same job then...
Thanks again - sometimes you just need a wee idea to get you going in the right direction.
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Not sure, never used milliput. I think it is a 2 part epoxy though right? If so, then it should work out fine.
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Tigone Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Artist
Really nice to see a work in progress, especially what's going on with the armature!
What are you using to keep stop your armature joints from moving/bending etc when you start to work on top of it?
I'm at the stage where I'm having major issues with armatures everytime - having to rework areas as a result.
You got some blue stuff at the top of your wing joint - is that blue tac?
Am loving your work - you're an inspiration! :D
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thank you very much!!
That stuff you see is Magic Sculpt. It is an epoxy clay, when it hardens, it is as tough as concrete. I use that for the armatures, but be careful when you use it...it you put it on an armature and then find you must fix something or re-pose your armature, it is VERY tough to get it off or break it.
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OLDREPTILE Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome plz talk a about this material used for this
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thanks. I use aluminum wire for the armature, with aluminum wire form for the wing mesh. I use magic sculpt epoxy clay for strengthening the armature, and I use an oil/wax based clay called Monster Clay for the sculpture itself.
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OLDREPTILE Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing plz talk a about this material used for this
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Cra-ZShaker Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
what does WIP stand for?
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Just an abbreviation for Work In Progress
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Gini33 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I've got a few questions,How big is it?Oh and how did you do the wings?Ps:I love it!!
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Pretty big, he is about 14" tall...I just built the armature for the wings and wing fingers, then used small wire mesh hot glued to the frame.
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michaelvanhorsten Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Truly amazing work, what did you use as the base for the wings frame? Love your work!
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thanks!
I use K & S metal rods (male and female so I can take them apart easily).
I use wire mesh (stuff that you can buy from Michaels or any craft store I think) for the armature on the wing membrane
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michaelvanhorsten Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank for the tips! I wanted to ask you something. I am a newbie in sculpting, and I need inspirations. Believe me your work really inspires me. Would you mind if I used your sculptures to practice? BTW Could you tell me what is your art education background? Did you study at any particular art university or are you self taught? The reason why I ask, is that I want to link my future and professional career with sculpture and I'm currently looking for a good school or workshops.

Kind regards
Michale
from freezing cold Poland :)
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Sure.
I never took any classes or schooling, but I can tell you that the Gnomon Workshops are excellent for what you may be seeking.
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michaelvanhorsten Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thx for the tip, I'll check that Gnomon Workshop. Peace, Michael.
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The sweep of the wings looks cool!!
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks man
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You bet!
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Cyndrome Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Saw this and thought it came out of the wall... That would be so cool! And then to paint the wall as though it's cracked... OMG!

Really cool! Looks realistic!
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
:) Thank you very much!!
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:iconlocusta:
locusta Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Love the concept and the wings will look just wonderful as a frame for the whole bust composition. Look forward to see it finished. Thumbs up!
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Very cool, thank you!
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melted7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing.
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks!
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hot damn! That's awesome! XD
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!! <3
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Ancientgoblin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love this too! Super demonic!
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Glad you like it, thank you!!
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Xeybhls Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome. What kind of clay are you using?
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thanks. The name of the clay is Monster Clay, oil and wax based clay.
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:iconxeybhls:
Xeybhls Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice. I'm making wings of a similar fashion for my dragon. Your sculpture gave me ideas
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blackwolf91901 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work by the way.
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thanks :)
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:iconblackwolf91901:
blackwolf91901 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is "monster clay?"
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
It is a really great oil and wax based clay. You can check it out at www.monstermakers.com
It is my favorite clay to work with.
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LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
love it!
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Very happy you do Pam, thank you!
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hurzdischnurz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
ur becoming more and more like a real pro. congrats to ur very fast progress in claying.
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
:)
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Karhaj Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I would like to ask You what kind of material is used on wings..between the strong wires.
Thanks.
Great work, I love it.
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thanks! I use wire mesh in there, hot glued to the wing wires.
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kirstenbakker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy cow, this is awesome!
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thanks!! :D
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GargamelsCat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
That is mighty cool! I love that spine on the front. Nice touch.
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:iconantwatkins:
AntWatkins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Thank you!
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FriesianFury Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Im in the middle of a commission on making dragon wings for a horse but have not really found anything that would be "easy" to sculpt over for the dactylopatagium part of the wing. May I ask what you are using in this photo to make yours?
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