Sunday, November 30, 2008

The many faces of Elrae

For those of you who have been following this blog for over a year, you'll recognize this character. Her name is Elrae, and I've been trying to do a sculpt of her since last october\november. Each of these six heads have been created since that time, starting with the earliest in the upper left and the most recent in the bottom right. I really despise #1,3,4, and 5 - and I may have decided to use 2 if she didn't look so ugly from the profile (besides the fact that that head was too large).
This final head used to have the eyes looking down and to the left to give a more 'sultry' sort of expression. It didn't work.
The fact that I've done this head so many times is just a testament to my rampant perfectionism. I've also wanted to do LEDS with this one from the start, and Jim is currently working on getting the circuitry ready to make this sculpt more awesome than many experts thought humanly possible. So now hopefully I'll be able to proceed with and finish the sculpture (and keep my fingers crossed I don't accidentally break off those eyelashes somewhere in the process...oi!)

7 comments:

Kathy said...

wow, jon - your latest head for elrae looks "totally awesome, dude!" good luck with the rest of her - should be a fun one. maybe you should make her some goggles to protect those lashes...

Jed said...

holy crap, jon. your recent stuff just gets better and better. amazing.

Sam Nielson said...

Geez, the detail is amazing!

Alina Chau said...

Great models!

angela said...

I like the color you ended up using for her skin tone. Does her face have an biolumin-whatsit stuff?

Anonymous said...

Jon: You will get her right, by your standards. While you slave away at perfection, remember, the rest of us think you have the absolute best job in the universe.

Anonymous said...

excellent work!!!