Post by Supersaurus on Nov 25, 2008 16:09:34 GMT -5
Try and acquire some 'perfect' side view illistrations of the concept art or photographs of maquettes showing the side and enlarge that to use as a template.
You could even just create a wire frame and place it on top of the image to get the proportions correct.
Also, lots of close ups of the dinosaurs for the finer details, and top, side, bottom, front images of the dinosaur help a lot to get the bulk and shape right.
That is always a good start for me! Once I've done all that, I just basically keep working on it and making alterations if need be until it looks just right and captures the look of the original dinosaur. I'm never happy until it's really spot on!
I can assist you in finding some of these pictures if you like?
Post by Supersaurus on Dec 1, 2008 16:21:18 GMT -5
I use an oil based clay called Roma Grade 2 on the very large models, and Grade 4 on the smaller stuff (nice and hard so holds lots of fine detail). Occassionally I will use wet clay on large models that can be finished quickly, such as my 1/1 Raptor nest.