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01-24-2004, 04:47 AM
Hey just thought I'd post some of my brother's recent work. He's a freelance sculptor. He was looking for some feedback, and I thought what better place than this board.

The female is inspired in part by the art of Boris and is 8 inches tall. The other little guy is just a wild fantasy creation. He is about 4 inches tall. Both were sculpted out of Pro-sculpt clay.

Anyways here they are:


01-24-2004, 07:13 AM
Let your bro know, he has some amazing talent, they're clean and well presented, a modelers dream reference basically. Just how long did these take, and is this super sculpey?

AS for comments they'll come!



01-24-2004, 07:17 AM
awesome man ! i love traditional sculpture and this is great art work :applause:

01-24-2004, 07:20 AM
excellent faces! thats the biggest part for me.

as for the pixie/fairy/whatever.. what are the divots on her stomach? she has a 'semi-voluptuous' figure, but there are musculature identations where there would normally be a smooth, if not convex plane.

otherwise, quite nice!

01-24-2004, 07:20 AM
He's awesome talented man!!!
great work :bounce: :bounce:

01-24-2004, 07:27 AM
really great stuff.
i would have to agree with opus13 that the abdomen of the faerie looks too defined - especially on the sides of her stomache.
great weight distribution and proportions.


01-24-2004, 07:33 AM
Hi everyone. This is john here. I am the sculptor of these 2 sculpts. My brother is a big reader of these forums and I check them out as well. I was amazed that I made the main page. That was very unexpected. Thanks alot! I really appreciate it. :)

These two creations are sculpted in Prosculpt clay. Its alot like Super Sculpey only better. Its harder when baked and easier to smooth. I love it.

Regarding the female character. yes her abdomen could have been smoother but I wanted to give her some muscular definition. It was an experiment that I will improve upon the more I practice. I have just made a huge reference book of female pics from mags like Stuff, Maxim, Fhm etc and I have some excellant poses and stuff. They will definately come in handy.

I have a hulk bust thingy I could post as well if anyone wants to see it. Its not finished yet but its getting there. I am also planning a Punisher sculpt. I have a great pose in mind and I think it will be very cool!

Thanks again for the comments and for placing my pic on the main page!

01-24-2004, 07:39 AM
damn, that is one buff chick... :buttrock:

geez, those are amazing! I was about to say, lemme see the wire before I read "sculpture" ... hahaha. Habit. =)

But wow, he has some definitely good control with his clay... amazing..

01-24-2004, 07:40 AM
the second guy reminds me of like TROLLZ on Acid its AWESOME. Prosculpt have to try it out.

01-24-2004, 08:01 AM
i like the creeapy face of the guy,
i thing he is going to jump at you at any moment

the girls face remainme about the troll with a lot of hair with diferents colors

01-24-2004, 08:11 AM
Love the Skin of the Troll

Very realistic.

He looks like one of those Good Luck Trolls.

01-24-2004, 08:24 AM
very ;life like ...veery nice

01-24-2004, 08:30 AM
WoW ! the lady sculpt is awesome :applause: :bowdown:

01-24-2004, 08:58 AM
The sculpting is great, but i love the render !!! :D
No i mean i love the "skin" of it.

01-24-2004, 09:12 AM
Wow! These models are just amazing! I wanna buy them! :)

Really really good work! Keep it up man! :thumbsup:


01-24-2004, 09:49 AM
Lovely!:applause: :thumbsup:

01-24-2004, 09:49 AM
Wow! These are great, brother of Pixarman! Do you have a shop or a studio in the ville? I'd like to check them out first hand! :)

01-24-2004, 10:08 AM
Hooou!! fantastic work :applause:

01-24-2004, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by Pixarman

These two creations are sculpted in Prosculpt clay. Its alot like Super Sculpey only better. Its harder when baked and easier to smooth. I love it.

Forgive my ignorance here but you can pose these critters anyway possible when baked ???

BTW. Love the impish guy sculpt, kinda freaky cheeky critter. The elvish gal I do think has some issues around the abdomen as you pointed out, but would love to see more sculpts around these boards, very nice work :thumbsup:

01-24-2004, 12:16 PM
that's some awsome work!

you say he is inspired by Boris?
Boris who? got a link?

01-24-2004, 12:43 PM
Waw, very nice !!

Originally posted by -JT-
The sculpting is great, but i love the render !!! :D
No i mean i love the "skin" of it.

Honestly, when I've seen this, I thought it's a 3d rendering, and wondered what the hell this guy is using as a skin shader !!!

I'm happy it's real ;)

01-24-2004, 01:01 PM

Nice stuff! Your bro was started at Fifth Annual ProSculpt Scholarship Award Contest? From On this site is really great stuff! Check it out!

Any questions...?



01-24-2004, 01:19 PM
really nice sculpts-....
as aready peolpe said they are very clean style and perfect reference for modellers or animators:)

can't wait tosee new stuffs from ur bro:)

01-24-2004, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by ehmdjii
that's some awsome work!

you say he is inspired by Boris?
Boris who? got a link?

ehmdjii: Boris Valejo is my guess, and his females are awesome reference.

To brother of Pixarman: Great work man, i would definitely buy those sculptures. You better make a site and start selling online, i'm sure many people from this board would be interested in seeing or buying more of your art. :thumbsup:

01-24-2004, 01:36 PM
wow...amazing are truly talented artist

01-24-2004, 02:57 PM
Gotta love the hair! I see so many sculpters sculpting hair. I love the real deal.

Oh, and nice gloss on the fairy's lips!

ProSculpt ya say? Gonna try it.

Well... now that I look on the ProSculpt galleries, I see they're all using real-looking hair. My bad.

01-24-2004, 03:16 PM
Hey, great work.

Heres a sculpture forum with great artists as well, post them in the SHifflet brothers section.

01-24-2004, 03:47 PM
sweet man i really like the guy one. that hair is great. i still can't believe that people can do this time of work with just clay or some type of media like that . great work man:thumbsup:

01-24-2004, 03:54 PM
Wow, incredible work, the troll guy freaked me out when I saw him at the top of the page! Both are beautiful.

If anyone hasn't seen Boris Vallejo's stuff, you gotta check it out:

01-24-2004, 04:36 PM

These are great, glad to see they are frontpaged! This stuff has a wonderful translucency that Super Sculpey doesn't. It really is lovely.

01-24-2004, 04:56 PM
wow ! absolutly awesome! :thumbsup:

01-24-2004, 05:02 PM
Amazing sculpting talent reflected in your models. Tons of character and beautiful!

I'm going to have to check out this ProSculpt stuff. Isn't it used for making craft dolls?

01-24-2004, 05:23 PM
The bottom guy looks like that bastard lying rat tony blair LOL its hularious.

Awesome stuff, i am doing some stuff with sculpy myself.. that's totally inspirational :)

01-24-2004, 05:36 PM
Love it !

I agree, that the muscles of the girl are to detailed compared
with the rest. But still love the model.



01-24-2004, 05:38 PM
Nice stuff man:bounce:

01-24-2004, 06:24 PM
Hi again everyone. John here again. Thanks again for all of the kind words. I'm glad you guys like my sculpts. I am always trying to improve and I agree about the abdomen being a bit to defined on the girl. I actually noticed this but failed to blend it in enough before I baked her. Darn, oh well. I feel like the Borg, I assimilated that mistake and wont make it again. :)

Yes, Prosculpt is an amazing clay. In my opinion its alot better than Super Sculpey but it is harder to work with. It gives off a more realistic flesh tone when baked. It smooths with your fingers so there is no need of any smoothing agent such as turpenoid for Super sculpey. I do use a prosculpt dillutent to smooth little details such as the eyes, nose, mouth, fingers etc. You know, little stuff like that. Prosculpt is a bit more expensive though. It is about $16.50 per pound compared to $10.00 for Super Sculpey. In my opinion it is worth it. Prosculpt also gets alot harder than Super sculpey when baked and does not crack hardly at all and it doesnt have those anoying 'half moons' when baked.

Thanks again, I am going to put my Hulk bust wip on later tonight. Later!

01-24-2004, 06:26 PM
AMAZING sculptures :D

01-24-2004, 06:35 PM
Excellent!!! The detail is amazing. The second one looks like Tony Blair :applause:

01-24-2004, 06:57 PM
I disagree with the Tony Blair comment, but the first model is very interesting.

01-24-2004, 07:04 PM
Hey Pixarman, please post the pics of the Hulk and Punisher sculpts. Love to see them. Incredible work ya have there. Also love the fact that you took pictures of the one scupt outdoors. The lighting definately added to it.

- Jeremy

01-24-2004, 07:05 PM
Maybe he does not look like TOny but it reminds me for some reason. I did not mean in any negative way as both models are exceptional.

Here is Tony anyway- :scream:

01-24-2004, 07:22 PM
Here is my Hulk bust which is still a work in progress. I'm going to add more mass to his shoulders, chest, and waist in order to make him a little bit bulkier.

By the way I'm going to start a new thread with a Boris Karloff Frankenstein's Monster bust that I did a while back.


01-24-2004, 07:30 PM
Just amazing work! :thumbsup: The hulk is looking great. It'd be great to see him with a body too.

DUCKORABB--thanks for the links. You have just got to love the mad hatter ( check him out.

01-24-2004, 07:40 PM
I think you did a great job.

someone posted a link for a sculpting forum here, it's an excellent forum, I reccomend you visit it.

I was wondering about the hair on the sculptures, what's the name for those materials ?

Btw, excellent job on the hulk.
Great form.

01-24-2004, 07:54 PM
wow your work is realy great. how long did you work on a model like this ?


01-24-2004, 07:55 PM
now THAT is some cool 3D. Very slick.

01-24-2004, 10:05 PM
wow !!! simply awesome man :bowdown: :bowdown:

01-24-2004, 10:19 PM
Great work John. How did you paint the fleshtones, airbrush? Would you say Prosculpt has a more translucent look than

01-24-2004, 10:29 PM
Excellent work. I can see some henson quality to his work.
I have been influenced by his work as many of us i guess.
although apart from some basic lines and overall henson feeling,
i don't see a resemblance to these original and well designed
characters.I would like to see some refinement on the wings
perhaps(i'm not so sure about that though as this gives an extra
organic woodlike feel) I really like the colours and maybe just
maybe the abdomen muscles should be a bit toned down and
the toes of the female a bit more spread.. the troll is absolutely
awesome and hulk looks on a nice path too :)
gogogogo more more more :)

01-24-2004, 10:38 PM
Simply amazing! Lots of excellent talent!

Thats my two cents!

01-24-2004, 11:23 PM
Wow! Just perfect! Great! :bowdown: :bowdown:

01-24-2004, 11:24 PM
television - Hi, No airbrush on these characters. I use oil paint to add blushing and to bring out details. I brush it on and blend. When I start getting into some more extreme sculpts I may use an airbrush though. The quality of prosculpt when baked looks so close to skin tone that you only need a subtle amount of blushing.

Yiannis - yes, I wanted the wings to have an organic wood like design.

Crewler - The girl and the little maniac took about 4 days each but I probably spent about 24-30 hours on each if you add up the hours. I need to start working longer days so I can get more sculpts completed. :)

DragonLore - Thanks for the link. I visited it. Awesome site! Thanks!

Thanks again everyone. Glad you dig my sculpts. :)

01-25-2004, 12:02 AM
My pants are on fire! or something... ho crap.. lol..

I love hulk.. and that's just phenomenal.. daamn... daaamn you really inspire me :X As I stated in an earlier post I'm working with sculpy right now.. and well.. damn lol this stuff sure inspires me to do more...

What is it you use again? Not sculpy? How do you paint them (I more or less just started using sculpy so... I don't know much)

By the way, do you have any tips? Tools you'd advise? Magnifying glass helps?

I'm currently working on a 2x2x3 (inches) sculpy. Working on a car and the other two are going to be characters.. quite hard to get sharp edges and all that precisly.. quite a challenge working small lol..

01-25-2004, 12:54 AM
Maybe it would be good for CG talk if we start a forum about sculptures and techniques in sculpting. I'm sure there are other forums for that thing over the internet, but i don't think it would hurt. The real thing is so much inspirational. I'm sure there are many cg modelers out there that would love to get motivated into scuplting their models in another medium rather than a computer.

01-25-2004, 01:42 AM
That'd be awesome :D Fear, inovation, jealousy, encouragment, inspiration lol a few keywords that come to mind :) That would be a great addition methinks.


I started working on my sculpy right now.. again :) Working on the car one.

I realized that using toothpicks is so useful.. especially well on this small scale but regardless its like THE TOOL. I got two backup toothpicks :D

Seriously now I feel all eager if there was such a thing as another section to this already kick ass site

01-25-2004, 02:32 AM
Very exquisite model !!!


01-25-2004, 04:29 AM
I lopve the guy with the crazy black hair!

01-25-2004, 04:49 AM
DAMNNNNN !!!! Great work man !

01-25-2004, 06:25 AM
very similar to modeling after all

01-25-2004, 06:31 AM
How big is the hulk in inches? widthXheightXdepth

01-25-2004, 09:49 AM
That Troll thing is definately Tony Blair hehe

Kel Solaar
01-25-2004, 11:20 AM
Excellent! She is beautifull and the troll has a very funny face :)

01-25-2004, 11:26 AM
I have to say these are great models, makes you want to own 1!!!

Been thinking of getting back into modelling/sculptiong for a long while and this is just the motivation I needed.. i havent modelled anything since 6 grade but I was very much into it at the time.

thanks for posting. By he way where do you buy this Prosculpt stuff? I'm in Sydney Australia. Just any craft shops?

01-25-2004, 11:36 AM
if you want the groopie fan comment i'd have to say WOW!!REALLY COOL!

if u want the more serious comments:

the elf girl - the neck muscles(sternocleido...) are too proheminent, and are slightly delimitating the head from the rest of the body, i think the head should be moved a bid, not that he can now :D, can he?

the leg muscles seem a little bit too large.

the second one is really cute, i really like the shot with your had in it :D

congrats to your brother

didn't haev time to read the other posts, sorry.

01-25-2004, 01:36 PM
This is just AWESOME !!!

I'd love to be able to hold my own creations in my hand, for reel !!!

excellent job !!:thumbsup:

01-25-2004, 01:38 PM
these are damn cool! remind me of those Trolls toys that you used to buy from toy shops and get in cereal packets. very nice work ;]

PC. nice to see some more sculpture coming into this forum.

01-25-2004, 07:17 PM
its really good work:applause:

01-25-2004, 10:00 PM
super cool, I love them, please post more of those cute models.:beer: :applause: :bowdown:

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