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Angel & Demons – More Details on the Demon

Posted by goregt On February - 8 - 2012

In the attached pics I’ve done a little cleanup work on the wings and the demon’s face.  I still have a very long ways to go with this piece but everything is starting to take shape now.  The cleanup is pretty easy, it just takes a bit of time and patience to work through it.

  1. Instead of using a brush with rubbing alcohol, which is used to smooth out Super Sculpey, is use Orderless Mineral Spirits when working with wax.
  2. The key is to let the Mineral Spirits dry before moving onto the next stage.  The wax will dull a bit and also tends to get a little tacky.
  3. Once dry I come back with my brush and warm water.  The water will bead up on the wax and I can use quite a bit of pressure to clean the forms.
  4. If necessary I’ll also use a very smooth cloth that is soaked in warm water.  The cloth is more ideal for larger areas and you can really adjust the pressure when smoothing out the forms.

These are the steps I typically take when smoothing out the various forms but there are times when a very fine grained sandpaper is necessary.  Most of my work is textured and I usually use the sandpaper on areas that need to be very smooth.  The following link goes into more detail on the steps I just covered – smoothing wax.

Angel & Demons – Starting the Demon

Posted by goregt On February - 6 - 2012

Now that I have the angel underway the next step is to start sculpting the demon.  My goal here was to create a figure that was very contrasting to the angel.  Since the angel is a very muscular male I wanted to create an opposing creature that was not only female but also composed of an unfamiliar form.  Everything is still very rough at this stage but once I start cleaning up the sculpture I think it will all work out well.

** You can also see how the wings will merge together in some of the pics.


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