I am opening this thread hopping that I can reach some of you who are interested in artworks and
are willing to appreciate and collect pieces from the Blizzard universe and not only. I know these are trademarks but this is an inspiration and my work will be basically
unique and with my own personal touch. Hope Blizzard will appreciate and not condemn me. Again, we can have totally new projects, based on your schematics or ideas, or themes, etc.
Its all about what the "client" wants not what I see fit to create. There will be some tolerance here, I will not reproduce something 100%. There will be definitely limitations
due to the technique involved, materials and my own experience and feel.
Though I am not a professional, I would love to bring to life (as much as I can with my limited options - I cannot compete with studios/teams or pros that had the opportunity to develop more in this direction)
some of your loved characters, stances, etc.
I am not going to limit myself on creativity, of course. A challenge could only propel me further towards my goal to work in the future in a studio. My limitations are based on material and lack of studio grade equipment (example: a huge ceramic oven) mostly.
The "know how" will come along with the process, eventually
I am working on polymer clay - so the final work will be hard (stone like but keep in mind, still fragile), using a wire skeleton base and filling.
I might consider doing some pieces or projects in wood, but on high level of details, that will cost very much, so... I do not know
what to say here. Depends on the project, on the scale, on the material (type of wood), coloring or not, and so on.
The polymer clay will have the 2 options: colored or not. Of course, without color, it will not be or look so much alive. Problem is, those color pigments (the good ones) they cost and also
there is more work needed. Apart by being a sculptor will imply to be also a painter Its not bad to have it all, but it takes time, effort, practice and cost will go up again.
Again, I cannot compete with studios, where there are teams of pros working together (sculptor, painter, illustrator, etc.) Problem is, they are not offering UNIQUE pieces
or if they do, it will COST A LOST. If you buy something with 100 usd/euro, you will get something that other people CAN buy, too.
From my point of view, the one of a kind pieces, even if they are not masterpieces, are more valueable. And we are not talking about thousands in cash here. I am not here to make a fortune.
I am here to develop skilss and creativity. I could do this only for me, for my own collection, but... there is a BUT, materials + time = costs. I am not doing this in my spare time.
I will work 10+ hours a day maybe more, depending of project, time frame, and the price, of course. So... you need to understand that this is not easy for me. If you think along the way that
this is easy, by all means, please, try it yourselves and we will talk afterwards.
So... long story short, if there are any of you you might enjoy, for a reasonable price, a piece of art transformed into collectible, to stay on your desk at work or at home in your room,
feel free to contact me and discuss it and prepare the project. There are of course some steps to be considered here since there is distance involved (transport, payment etc.), but hey... we are still on EARTH and
we have internet, webcams, etc. Everything can be done if there is a will.
I will post a work I've done... just playing around. In this case I used a cheap set of acrylics for coloring so... as you can see, the quality suffers. But it helps here to understand
how things are in perspective. The more you ask from the project, the more it will cost. This does not bother me at all, but... it will bother many people. High end art comes with a price.
Mine is not at that grade, not at this point. But it will be. So... we will meet in the middle, thus everyone will be happy.
Please keep in mind that this was JUST a test. It is not finished - I was only working with the material to get to see how it feels, what level of details I can arrange, etc.
There are also mistakes in there: posture, proportion, etc. It does not matter for me. I got what I wanted from this project. Hope you will enjoy my gallery.
Feel free to contact me at any time and discuss: [email protected] and skype ID: lepsulet
It is not 100% clear from your initial post that you want to sell your artwork, it's hidden somewhere inside a wall of text that probably scared people off. I don't really know if it's against the forum rules or not but it would probably be helpful to include images of final products in the post itself. Looking at your DA page, i can see some WIP projects but again, it would be nice to see actual final products. Not trying to be an ass here but it's just a lot more eye-catching to see finished (especially colored) works.
First of all great work and i hope you are satisfied with your work
You are a really good modeller but not as good as painter.
Since i also create figures / sculptures like that i can only give you some advice, according to your demonstration in the internet and coloring.
Your sculptures look good but the pictures are horrible. I guess you just took them with a bad mobile camera and didnt even thought about light and stuff. Furthermore please do not upload picture that are not sharp. The background should be neutral and not contain cats or flowers or something like that.
When i saw this picture ( http://lepsulet.deviantart.com/art/Diablo-3-Barbarian-559273941 ) i thought ok that will be really good looking. And then u started painting and for me... this screwed everything up. Especially your white color does look really really bad. Please buy good colours and even think about scratches on the armor or apply more metal-stylish colour on things that are metal. Vary the colours. The white should have been more grey in some parts that are normally covered in shadows or things like that. It doesnt look as plastic cause of that.