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countrikula
01-08-2008, 07:34 PM
Hi everyone,

My name's Richard Force (but you may call me Rick :).
I work as sculptor in the figurine/toy industry. After becoming increasingly interested in artists such as Mitumasa of Reflect and subsequently "obsessed" with learning more about the paperclays he and others use, I stumbled across this site. I look forward to checking the forums out more and hopefully contributing, myself. :)
Thanks very much!

Dr.H
01-08-2008, 07:56 PM
Hey Rick
Welcome to GKJ.
It sounds like you have a very interesting job. We would love to see some of your sculpt work ;).

Masa
01-08-2008, 08:09 PM
Welcome to the forum :)

Arieanna
01-08-2008, 08:27 PM
welcome!

believe me, i wont quit bugging you until you post some of your work :p

you a member over at the clubhouse too by chance? :keke:

countrikula
01-08-2008, 09:59 PM
Thanks very much. :)
Feel free to "bug" away....;)
Yes, I'm a member over at the Clubhouse, as well.

Here are a few pieces I've done (And am still doing, in the case of the "Old Count")....

http://http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/844/princevlad10xc.th.jpg (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=princevlad10xc.jpg)http://http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9887/nosbust13gw.th.jpg (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nosbust13gw.jpg)http://http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5205/oldcount5re5ja.th.jpg (http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oldcount5re5ja.jpg)http://http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/4205/dimefront0ax.th.jpg (http://img472.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dimefront0ax.jpg)http://http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9133/wolverineonskullstatueek9.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wolverineonskullstatueek9.jpg)

AOJ
01-09-2008, 06:11 AM
What an awesome sculpts! ::yikes :drool: Congrats!

Welcome to the forum, It's nice to have pro sculptors posting and giving advice to others :)

I just started modelling my first figure ever, using super sculpey ... I hope to be as good as you in the future xDDD. Any advice for novices in the sculpting world?

countrikula
01-09-2008, 05:57 PM
Thank you. :)
Any advice I would give would be to study anatomy very hard. Observe everything, in fact. People, animals, clothing and drapery, etc.. Anything and everything that can strengthen your work.
Even if your main forte is to do very stylized work (Such as anime), one should have a good foundation in realism. Basically, it's like knowing the rules before you bend them.
And most importantly, you should LOVE doing it! The passion for wanting to sculpt will allow you to make great strides very quickly if you apply yourself.
It's nice to gauge the "plateaus" of one's own work as you go.
Anyway.........Good luck!
And thanks so much, again.

secretasianman
01-09-2008, 07:57 PM
Welcome! We love sculptors!

Right Arieanna???? :)