LFG: – ‘Richard’ Build Process.

Page One
So I haven’t really updated my blog with anything art-ish since GaDzooky. I’m sorry, but to make it up I’ll show you what I’m working on – Deal? Awesome. Lock the daughters up, hide the old people It’s RICHARD! From the awesome web comic ‘Looking For Group‘ by Ryan Sohmer and Lar Desouza. It’s going to be for a charity auction to benefit a children’s charity in Montreal. The rest of the details are being worked out, but Mr. Sohmer mentioned how cool it would be for me to do a large sculpture, and that’s when the idea hatches. Do a Richard statue. Nothing pounds ‘Looking For Group‘ into your skull like a menacing Richard statue. And that’s all she wrote. I’m going to post my build process, as I get a little more time to work on this.

Also there’s something else that’s special about this. I haven’t really sculpting anything (from scratch) since I broke my hand in 06. It was quite .. daunting to dig through my old tools and get to work. And I must say, I’m surprised that I didn’t pick them up earlier. Not only that – I’m using something that I’ve been trying to get my hands on for a while – 2 part RESIN. And I must say – it’s odd to work with at first, but I love it now. I definitely over-estimated how much resin I would need and will probably start making some of my own toys once I get some time (Can you say Holiday Customs!?!?).. Enough words – PICTURE TIME!

This is the concept drawing that I’m basing the sculpture on. Source material was grabbed from the LFG website and compiled for easy use as well as color reference. I like the pose.

LFG Richard - Concept & Color Study

LFG Richard - Concept & Color Study

So after I finished the concept I went on over to Kit Kraft (woo!) and picked me up the supplies needed to make my concept into something I could bludgeon a puma with, or cut myself with..

LFG Richard - Glue, Wire and a pair of pliers..

LFG Richard - Glue, Wire and a pair of pliers..

First build up of Resin, learned very fast that I can’t plow through the sculpting process – Resin sags w/ too much weight.. Also it’s a lot more messy than wax and super sculpty.

LFG Richard - First resin build up.

LFG Richard - First resin build up.

Gradual build up of the Robe as well as the tunic/tabard thingy. also I do realize that the sharp line on his chest makes it look like he has breasts – something that I will take a Dremel to tomorrow night – or at the very least sand down w/ 300 grit.

LFG Richard - Second resin build up.

LFG Richard - Second resin build up.

Made the flaps that hang down from his tabard as well as started the process of giving Richard a face and shoulder pads. They look saggy, but I assure you they don’t anymore.

LFG Richard - Third resin build up.

LFG Richard - Third resin build up.

That’s it for now, I will have another installment either this weekend or by Wednesday. Just a side note I have 3 other things that I’m working on, of which I can only show this and a painting I put on hold due to a lack of desk space. I’ll most likely post that in between the next Richard installment. I am a busy mr. brandon.

My goatee has resin in it.. ewww.

PAGE TWO
Here’s a quick update on ‘Richard’. It’s late and I have work early.

Simple hood buildup with shoulder pads.

LFG Richard - Fourth resin build up.

LFG Richard - Fourth resin build up.

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More detailed shoulder pads with the beginings of hands and building up of arms.

LFG Richard - Fifth resin build up.

LFG Richard - Fifth resin build up.

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It’s coming along. A little slower than I thought, but I’ll have it done soon none the less.

My goatee demands sleep.

Page Three!
Another ‘LFG’ Richard update. And here we go!

I basically got the over all statue done – sculpted & sanded. It’s got a base coat of primer on it as well as some Tamiya putty in the gaps & cracks and such. I’ve included an animated gif turnaround at the bottom. Now to do another pass w/ the putty and then I start painting. WOO.

Also you may notice the colors are off – or inconsistent. I ran out of light bulbs, and forgot to buy some today. Also the board moves in the gif.

Also I’ve been working on a project w/ a good friend of mine, when I get information back from said friend I’ll post what I made.

Now time for Richard Pictures!

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - Spin Around

LFG Richard - Spin Around

And on that note, I’m going to In-N-Out, getting a burger and then I’ve got freelance to knock out the box.

I’m very happy with the progress on this statue. Especially since you couldn’t tell that I broke both of the arms off in an accident of sheer awesomeness (read: stupidity).

Stuff happens, you have to deal with it as best as possible.

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My goatee demands animal fries!

PAGE FOUR
This is a mini update. Why? Because I felt like it and I like to support insomnia. It does a brain awesome.

I finished the las of the sanding and I went straight for a base coat of navy. I really didn’t want to bother documenting this minuscule update, but I was .. convinced otherwise. I was really surprised at how well the paint bonded with the resin. I’ve never worked with anything like it before and I must say .. I like it. Ehem.

A little less conversation .. a little more action please!

LFG Richard - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG 'Richard' - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG Richard - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG 'Richard' - Base coat - Nice close up!

LFG Richard - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG 'Richard' - Base coat - Jedi Mind Trick or Esplody hands?

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This is actually right on schedule .. imagine that, and with that – *poof*.

My goatee is drooling again.

PAGE FIVE
So has been going at a snails pace. Had a lot of things come up recently that I’m quite happy with and when things start getting finished I can post them here. So here is part 5 of Richard. Base coats and getting ready for the line work pass. I’m actually .. apprehensive to start it because I didn’t plan far enough ahead to bottle of the colors I made.. So I’m just going to have to be super focused .. oh shiny keys! ahem.. So once the detail pass is done .. then RICHARD is complete! Fwooooosh and all!

Listen… do you smell something?

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Color blocked in - odd lighting.

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Color blocked in - odd lighting.

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Close Up!

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Fwoosh! Now with color!

*** Edit ***

After serious deliberation I’ve realized that I goofed. The blue on his tunic is way off, and the red for his hood needs to be darker. Wooo. Not that I wasn’t going to tweak them anyway – but just to save some possible ‘OMFG nub’ things – so to speak. I return you to your regular scheduled blog.

*** Edit ***

And on a side note.. I did nothing for Halloween. No awesome costume, no cool painting. Not that I had truely planned on much, it just makes me sad that I didn’t get excited about it. Friends dressed as Monks, Ninjas, 7ft freaking robot .. and I punked out. Tsk Tsk.

I already have my next painting I’m going to finish lined up after this. Also I’ve been busy with a friends website, some freelance shenanigans and some illustration work. I missed Munky Kings freaking awesome Suckadelic Show due to being forgetful due to lack of sleep.

My goatee doesn’t need roads where we’re going.

PAGE SIX!
So, it’s now the 11th of November. A lot has happened and I don’t feel like ploping that stuff here but I will say that I no longer have a job. And this sudden and dramatic event is the main reason for Richard taking a week longer than it should have taken. BUT! Enough about the sad gloomy pity part! Because there is no cake! And a party without cake isn’t a party! It’s just a bunch of people standing around dead on the inside from their lack of cake! Enough ranting on to the pictures!

So I’ve only got three pictures to put up. What!? Three!?!? ONLY!?! Calm down. I’m waiting till tomorrow when my apartment is fully illuminated to take awesome pictures. Not that the pictures I have below aren’t awesome – I just think they’d be more awesome. I’ve also been busy trying to get some freelance together. So .. if anyone reading this likes my work, has some jobs they need done and think they can pay me.. please .. PLEASE contact me.

RICHARD DEMANDS PICTURES!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

In other news, I’ve updated my website.. I’ve updated my resume and there are some other things in the works.

This is just a blitz update and a proper full update will be posted soon. I will also be compiling this into a build process page (under pages) to the right when it’s all over so that you can view the entire adventure in one distraction free environment. And until then.

Same goatee, same bad haircut.


3 Responses to “LFG: – ‘Richard’ Build Process.”

  1. This looks truly amazing, great work!
    Love the fact that you included small details, like the eye-tattoos.

    I am working on my own Richard project at the moment, a 3d animation of him. Howewer, I do not possess the genome for drawing, unfortunally. So if you, or anyone you know, could help me out with a reference image(image of Richard’s front, back, right, left), that would be amazing!
    You can reach me in the LFG forums, under the psaudo “I.Like.To.Kill.Things” if you should be intrested and if you got the time.

    Regards,
    I.Like.To.Kill.Things.

    (PS: I can’t tell you how much I love this statue. I would totally buy it if it came into sale!)

    • Thanks! it was a lot of fun to make. If you’re still interested I’ll have to pop over to the LFG forums. I might be able to make another one đŸ™‚

  2. When I first saw this I was praying that is was on sale XD this is amazing dude

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