emilysculpts:

Expression Series - Toothless

Medium : Monster Clay (www.monstermakers.com)

Time Taken : 5-6 hours Each

About the Project

What an amazing project this has been!  Thank you all for the support over the past few weeks as I created each bust.  In case you missed it, I started out wanting to do a clay sketch series focused around the many faces of Toothless.  I produced a new bust every few days over the period of around a week and a half.  Expressions have never been my strongest point, so I wanted to tackle this head on.  And I learned SO much from it.  I feel like I have a better grasp on how faces deform and what makes a strong expression.  Plus, Toothless!

This project has been an incredible learning experience.  Sculpting a character’s face in a single position is one thing, but having to do variations like this is much more difficult.  You really have to understand how the face stretches and compresses and how the different muscles of the face affect one another.

After I completed the second bust in the series, I was contacted by Dane Stogner, the lead character animator for Toothless in HTTYD2.  He knows the ins and outs of the character, and offered to help me make each bust even stronger.  I can’t thank him enough for his invaluable advice.  Instead of struggling for hours trying to get a bust to look right, he pointed out the areas that needed tweaking.  Every time I made the changes he suggested, it brought each bust to life.  This was especially true of the “Angry” bust where I resculpted it completely (see WIP posts below)

About the Busts

I assure you, these aren’t made of chocolate.  They were sculpted from an oil/wax based clay, Monster Clay.  It will never cure and can be reused over and over.

These busts stand around 4 inches tall and were each created from scratch.  They were intended as studies or sketches so they still look a bit rough in areas.  I plan on going back later to add more scales, the nubs on the ears, and do another pass or two on the refining.

A limited number of cast sets will be available in the future.  I don’t plan on selling these casts individually or as blank paint-your-own.  I will release information on pricing and numbers once they are available.

Links to WIP Posts for Each Bust

Neutral - Happy - Annoyed - Angry - Angry (Resculpt) - Super Angry

Want to learn how to sculpt like I do?  My book Creature Sculpt will teach you everything you need to know! Check out all the information here!  I even discuss how to work with Monster Clay, the clay I used for this project.

Interested in a Commission?  To read my commission policy, pricing, and information on how to get a slot, go here.

hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

cthulhu:

princeowl:

spookydunsparce:

spookydunsparce:

spookydunsparce:

ok using my reflexes to screencap the images at the end of Dipper’s Guide to the Unexplained, this is the closest I can give you to the full image. It appears to be Bill Cipher’s eye with two bloody marks crossing it out. Hell if I know what any of that code means, though. Someone should probably get on that.

OK SO the text at the bottom is coded in a Caeser Cipher shifted three letters apparently? so I decoded it and it says:

FROM THE FIRST UNTIL THE LAST SEARCH THE CODES OF CREDITS PAST ONE MEANS ONE SO SEARCH THEM ALL WELCOME TO GRAVITY FALLS

which means that theres clues in previous episodes? and i think i might know what it means so I’ll report back what I find on that front. For now, enjoy part of the mystery being decoded.

FINAL UPDATE ON THIS!!!!! IVE CRACKED THE CODE IN ITS ENTIRETY

ok so the numbers in red are episode numbers, followed by numbers correlating to letters in the messages at the end of previous episodes (with brackets indicating the beginning and end of a word). By matching them up, I got the message:

I WAS SO BLIND HE LIED TO ME THE DARKNESS IS NEAR

as far as I know that’s all to this. It raises more questions than it answers. Still, I’m glad I figured this out.

i thought this was supposed to be a disney show not some illuminati satanic bullshit goddamn i say goddamn

WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS TERRIFYING

burgerwave:

you know that scene in ghostbusters where dana opens her fridge and it’s a portal to hell?

burgerwave:

you know that scene in ghostbusters where dana opens her fridge and it’s a portal to hell?

cleromancy:

autisticfandomthings:

madeofpatterns:

"Always believe people about abuse" sounds like a good rule but it isn’t.

It is really, really important to remember that abusers often accuse their victims of abuse.

zeloswildeer:

blushyarmin:

lordofthescience:

royaltyspeaking:

How to tell if it was a gunshot or fireworks: gunshots don’t echo, fireworks do. 

thaNK YOU SO MUCH

the fact that anyone might commonly need to know this terrifies me

clearly you’re not from america

420calum:

So at work yesterday we only had pink spoons to hand out for the frozen yogurt and every male asked if we had a different color spoon because they did not like pink and it’s femininity and lemme tell u that this proves boys are weak and a fuckjng pink spoon proved that

syukapong:

I came in like a wrecking ball


Laverne Cox attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Laverne Cox attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

best-of-memes:

When I find the perfect rock on the ground to add to my rock collection

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dreamofbecoming:

Reasons abortion should be fully covered on all insurance plans:

  • If you can’t afford an abortion, you definitely can’t afford a pregnancy
  • If you can’t afford an abortion, and are forced to carry a pregnancy to term anyway, you sure as hell can’t afford a child

Who the fuck do you think you’re really protecting here?