Wednesday, February 26, 2014


 Finished! Here stands Miss Julia, the "Beauty" in this little beastly tale of love and understanding.

The first few pictures are in-process shots of the costuming process. That lower lace is also embroidery floss - took me the better part of an hour to get it behaving and it was a nice stretching of my back-stitching skills.

The pages below are:

1. A quick summary of the building process.

2. The finished sculpture.

3. The initial design/development page for the sculpture.

4. Explorations in costumes and personality.

I have one more page in mind for presentation purposes, but I am taking a small break from her to develop the surrounding characters - I've started sketching one sister and research/thumb nailing the "Beast" called Oni-san - our second prominent figure who I also hope to complete a sculpture of before CTN in November.

 Of course I had intended to post yesterday evening, but I had the opportunity to attend a talk by Jon Schindehette encompassing the 10 Ways to Kill Your Career (And How to Avoid Them). It was quite good. He is a very smart, charismatic gentleman with years of experience as an Art Director and Artist. He writes the ArtOrder blog which everyone should now go look at for more inspiration and insight. : )


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    1. Thank you! :D I had a ridiculous amount of fun making her - even with the finger-glue-gun burning-ness. lol

  2. She turned out great! Still can't get over the embroidery floss hair, such a great idea.

    1. Thank you muchly! :) I think I'm going to start using embroidery floss for everything. It's so cheap and it comes in so many colors. And it's like string cheese. Anything like string cheese has to be awesome right? That's gotta be written somewhere on Wikipedia - which we all know to be true. lol

  3. Wow this is awesome Beki! Really beautiful work both on the sculpture and the character sheets.

    1. I am so glad you like it :) This, in a nutshell, is really what I love doing and it means a lot to me that others enjoy it as much as I do - or that it can be helpful or meaningful to them. There will be much more to come since I have Oni on the plate next. ^^

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    1. Yay!! Thank you :D I can't wait to start the next one so everyone can see beauty with her beast. lol