Stryker2011 wrote:Excellent work, as usual. I think if you start teasing some sections with a toothpick you could easily give it a more loose look if you wanted. Overall a vast improvement that will help the figure attain more realistic head movement.
Thank you very much. The problem with using product -- even diluted -- is that you end up with clumping -- at least when you're dealing with this type of very fine material. I did try teasing and relaxing the hair with a toothpick as you suggested, see the last photo in next post (I think it helped).
skywalkersaga wrote:You did a great job on it as always! I liked to see how you built up the skull in these pics as well. And lol, the sculpted hair is draped over him so artfully. ;D
As you noted, it could perhaps do with just the tiniest bit of styling... I can understand not wanting to make it exactly like the original, but even just bringing the hair just slightly forward on the right side -- not necessarily covering his eye, but just a little over that cheekbone -- would sort of match the part in the front and also make it visually a bit more like the HT version. But at the same time, if you don't want to mimic that too closely then maybe it's ok as it is.
Thank you very much. Oh yes, it definitely needed some styling, unless you wanted him to look like he just came out of the pool -- or, for you, emerged out of the foamy waves of the ocean
Part of me of course wanted to match the hairstyle of the original, although I thought that it looked rather artificial, even if accurate to the film appearance; I am just not beating myself up if I cannot get there, especially as I wasn't really loving it. The special challenge here is to have enough hair, but not too much. Not enough would leave bald spots (especially when it clumps due to the use of product), but too much would look too puffy. Anyway, I did play with it a bit more. And the "artful" or "artsy" draping of the removed sculpted hair pieces on the torso does remind me of a type of Roman imperial bust (most notably of Commodus playing Hercules). In both cases, see the extra photos in the next post.
Sculpted long hair triggers a natural reaction in you, it seems.
Great work as usual. But I can totally relate now, after having rooted two heads under your spiritual guidance. The sculpted hairline or a headband really helps, I wonder what we would do without those?
Yep, it seems to. Didn't you once say it is a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Thank you very much. Go forth and convert all sculpted long hairs, my son!
I agree, the sculpted hairline helps a lot, as long as the result is reasonably integrateable with the "real" hair. For the most part, I have been lucky with that; an exception, where I needed to do a "real" hair hairline over the forehead, would be Fireman Chad (HERE