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WIP: Elaishar and Halaina Sculptures by Hestia-Edwards WIP: Elaishar and Halaina Sculptures by Hestia-Edwards
Mainly this is just me thinking out loud, but I welcome input and your thoughts. :D I got a bit burned out last time I was working on sculptures, but I'm getting back into it again. The Halaina head was pretty much at this state when I last left it: Elaishar I just started this week. Both heads are reflecting changes I might implement into the final character designs. I want to make 3D renditions because while they mostly have human characteristics, there are a few features that are distinctly Sha, like the straight line from the brow to the nose (an exaggerated Greek nose?) 

I considered recently not giving Halaina prominent cheekbones, but as she is, the face looks kind of...Bland. The Elaishar head looks like it has character, it's more of 1. do I want him to have such prominent cheekbones/cheeks, or 2. maybe keep the bone structure but make the face leaner (which will reflect his health state in the sequel comic) or 3. just make his longer and less wide in general.

You can also see how Halaina currently has a more Mongoloid face with the chin reaching further than her brow, but Elaishar's chin and brow is closer to how I imagined it. I thought I could justify his prominent brow, since he will have his horns just above his nose: I was afraid of doing the same thing to her because it might make her more masculine than I intended. 

I will make a waist-up sculpture of Halaina as started here: fav.me/dc4l5q1

I also had previously made a sculpture of her husband, seen here:

fav.me/da0dj6l

These a sculptures of original characters from my comic Concerning Rosamond Grey. You can read the first page here:
 fav.me/d7pi52p



 For easier reading, check out the comic at: rosamondgrey.smackjeeves.com

Synopsis:
In the late 19th century, little Rosamond Grey sneaked into the woods one night, and was found unconsciousness the next day.  For years afterwards she suffers from seizures from an unknown ailment. Dr. Glass is loosing hope for her cure, until a strange foreigner hints of a different cause…

Materials: Sculpey III clay, aluminum foil, wire. 

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:iconmrremoraman:
MrRemoraman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are simply gorgeous! Fantastic work!
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:) Thank you kindly. Any thoughts about the direction I should take?
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MrRemoraman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you want to make a whole series of artistic pieces based around this works, it will be a LOT of hard work. But if you are dedicated to it you will find it rewarding
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know. :/ I’ll just make sculptures of the Shas—doing the humans too would be too much. I have photo references for those. ;)
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MrRemoraman Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is rather sensible.
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GPAD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, I like how pronounced the cheeks are on the sculptures. Even without hair it's really clear who is who ^^
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:) Thank you. I’m thinking of adding more “cheekiness” to Halaina, and making Elaiahar’s cheeks more bony. How does that sound?
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GPAD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I guess it depends on the personality you have in mind for her. For Elaishar it kinda makes sense for him to have somewhat prominent cheeks since he's shown that he has a pretty wide variation of expressions already.

A rule of thumb I go by is the more expressive a character, the more
pronounced the cheeks(and in some cases, wrinkles). If I was to design a character who doesn't smile or frown much for example, then I'd probably try to
reflect that in the cheek not being as prominent.

Of course it varies a bit based on ethnicity and it doesn't always apply but I think it's a good place to start.
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Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:) Thanks for your input. I forgot that I should consider wrinkles (even though these two characters age slower than humans).

I actually roughly based their features on Korean celebrities, mostly because 1. I could find an abundance of photos and 2. because Korean features look "exotic" to Westerners. But if I'm also (possibly) considering a Japanese audience in the future, I might have to consider what would look exotic to them. But I might have already taken care of that with the nose and non-human features. 
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