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Skully's #2... Progress Update/Gallery (pg 3)
Capt'n Skully
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Posted: 2005-07-19 10:05 am   Permalink

HA! Is that Harry Potter? Good stuff...

Aaron- I'll prep it initially with (our style of) clean lines, but do want to have a little more "sketchy" quality to it... I'm thinking this one I may break the typically aligned front symmetry and have his head turned off a little to the left from his body.

Appreciate the comments! I know this is a hodge-podge thread...
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-07-19 10:31 pm   Permalink

You may call it hodge podge, but I like it.

Harry Potty and the half blood tiki?

Imagine the tiki bar they could have with all magic stuff.
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-07-21 12:04 am   Permalink

Great sketches, Captain. I like the character to that Koochie KU...

 
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Capt'n Skully
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Posted: 2005-07-25 7:48 pm   Permalink



Design update-
I'm letting the log dictate this carving- Sketched on the log with a sharpie then went to the computer and started commiting the lines...



Here's a quick 3D mapping (ala Aaron's Akua) test I thought I'd share as I balance out the features and proportions.

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Octane
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Posted: 2005-07-25 10:00 pm   Permalink

wow those stetches look good, that 3-D wrap thing look great too. How do you do that wrap, is there a specail program or something

 
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Capt'n Skully
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Posted: 2005-07-25 11:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks Octane-

I use Cinema 4D which is a 3D modelling and animation program... One of these days I'll model a tiki in it.
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hewey
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Posted: 2005-07-26 04:28 am   Permalink

All a bit too technical for me...

I just use a pencil and sketch stuff out, old school style...

Awesome work captain! Huzzah!
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-07-26 11:23 am   Permalink

Can't wait to see this guy, Skully. Lookin good!

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Posted: 2005-07-26 11:38 am   Permalink

That is a great idea. That would help in keeping proportion, yes

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-07-26 12:33 pm   Permalink

Skully, that looks like a great way to work out the "stretch" factor before you plot out the template. I usually make a front view that looks the way I want it, then create a "block" in AutoCAD. Then I measure the circumference from where I want certain features to be on the log, and change the "X" dimension ratio on the AutoCAD block till it looks right. Then I do a test plot, cut it out & see if it came out okay. Sometimes I have to tweak the design on the computer a few times to get it right. Your 3D mapping looks like a great shortcut for this. If I had the software & knew how to use it, I'd probably use the same method.

Once I get a decent plot, I cut it in half, then use it as a template with the sharpie marker, do one side, then flip it over & do the other. I just keep cutting out the progressive outlines as I go, using a centerline on the log to keep it all straight as the lines get applied.

(In case you guys are thinking that's a bit technical, I'm responding to a PM from Skully here on his post...)

Hewey, sometimes I think it would be better just to sketch on the log to get a more "freehand" feel. I guess the CAD type programs are a good tool if you know the software and are really fast at it. I do drafting/design for a living, so it's hard to break away and go totally freehand. I guess any tool that helps is a good idea if it fits the artist. Drafting is just precise sketching, and CAD/computer programs are just another drafting tool. It all depends on your own style of drawing & carving. (Just thinking out loud there...)

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MachTiki
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Posted: 2005-07-26 12:40 pm   Permalink

I just had to jump in and tell you I really like your designs Skully. Very cool!

 
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Capt'n Skully
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Posted: 2005-07-27 12:39 am   Permalink

Thanks all- much appreciated!

Thanks for the detailed response AA! I used Freehand (like Illustrator) for the line work, created a tiff and added it as a material map to a cylinder. The cylinder is to approximate scale of the log. Then tweaked the features to their position and cleaned the remaining lines. I like having the 2D vector art versions to use for other stuff in the future...

MachTiki- Thanks!!

I put the large printout (tiled) together tonite, and added some shading to the 3D map- going to start carving this weekend.

A quick bevel effect in Photoshop adds enough detail of chiseled lines-


A few views to get the idea of each side-



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hewey
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Posted: 2005-07-27 12:46 am   Permalink

Cool pics dude. Nice work, nicve way of finding out if a design will "work" in wood
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Capt'n Skully
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Posted: 2005-07-27 5:25 pm   Permalink

Anyone could do one of these 3D "wrap tests" with out software but paper, even with a toilet roll- the design does take a certain mentality I guess, or just some getting used to...

Giant Toilet Paper Roll-


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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2005-07-27 9:31 pm   Permalink

Sweet rendering! That simulated beveling and two-tone effect really give a good dea what it's going to look like, though I'm sure your cuts will be deeper in real wood. Great design, Skully!
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