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Here's a little interview I did with Sideshow Collectibles that they posted on their blog.
Check it out if you like. :)

www.sideshowtoy.com/blog/the-f…
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional
cool
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wangssq Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh That's very useful~~     Just thank for your sharing,  really  it can  inspire people.
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burgonartworks Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoyed the interview.  I want to get involved in the workshops you talked about.
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Cyle Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pug-lover hahaha

That was pretty awesome. The info on the Queen sculpt was particularly interesting. I usually bulk out in foil to keep down weight and cost, but I can see how doing it in solid clay can produce better results since you can follow the muscle structure.

So, if you were asked to sculpt any character you wanted for a show, which would it be?

And, thanks for not posting pictures of you sculpting naked.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for my late reply.

The biggest reason I use mostly a solid sculpey bulk out instead of foil is that when I cut apart the sculpt and make the keys for all the joining parts.
It's all solid sculpey to grind out and make the clean female/male keys at the joints. Running into foil in the center would be a big funky mess to deal with.

…and, you're welcome.. for not posting those pics. ;)
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Cyle Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Very cool. Thank you!
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Rothshaan Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   General Artist
Very glad you posted a link to this interview, new to sculpting but have enjoyed the process thus far. 
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'glad you liked it!
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el-douglas Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just read it Mark, gonna spread the word, it is a fine interview and gets a nice insight of your working environment and your viewpoints. :salute:
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I appreciate it!
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ArmoredFoe Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was a great read man. Well done.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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keight Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
A solid, well spoken interview, Mark. Have a blast at Comic Con. Hope your, and Al's, schedules work out well for that meet up.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Katherine!
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Geo-Geo Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great interview Mark, your the man.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great, Mark. Looking forward to seeing the new stuff at Comic-Con, or maybe I'll get a glimpse when I'm picking up or dropping off stuff at Sideshow.

Cheers!!

Alfred
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Alfred! I'm looking forward to Comic Con this year as well. Always a good time in all that turbulent, jam packed arena of Artist's and fans.
I'm sure we'll cross paths down there. it would be good to see you again.
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah Mark. I'm looking forward to it. I'm actually bringing the wife and kiddo along this time, as my little girls 3rd birthday is on the Sunday of Comic-con. So I'll be doing fun comic-con stuff, then going and spending family time in other parts of San Diego. It's gonna be a fun (but jam packed) weekend. Looking forward to seeing you and your lovely wife again this year.

Cheers!!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Thanks for the link and more importantly, many thanks for sharing yourself with us.
As dracostarhome said above, its more than a typically dry and sterile interview and that makes it special.

You are a towering talent mate.

Highest regards

MARK
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Mark and thanks for taking the time. I was happy how it came out. Gracie didn't edit too much, Just the parts where I rambled on repeating myself. :)
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I don't know who interviewed you, but that was a rather great read.  I love how he/she kept your humor in there and didn't just delete it like some bad line of code.

Very great tips that you stated there, and I can't help but want to quote you now for the rest of my life.

its interesting that even though this is what you love, that its a whole team effort on your pieces.  But i like it when you get a free hand to do as you please, but its nice getting input form others.  Still, that was interesting to note.  I haven't been following you for a LONG time, but enough that I like finding that out about ya!

thanks for the link to the interview, really had some helpful tips there in the end.  I WANT to be a great artist, and even if I don't' draw every day, I know that its not just going to MAGICALLY happen and that I'm going to be great without ever DOING it.  Practice making perfection and what-not.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracie the Interactive Content Developer at Sideshow did the interview. She edited very little and I was happy how it came out. She made me seam as if I knew what the hell I was talking about. :) 

I do get lots of people wanting to know how I work and what tool, materials and techniques I use so they can do it too but it really does boil down to putting in the hours, days, weeks, months, years, compiled with the passion to keep on doing it. 

I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Thanks for taking the time. :)
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Cool Wink

I enjoyed the read.  The planning for each piece even before the wiring stage, must take days in itself, if not weeks!

You may realize it, but I want to reiterate, you are not only an inspiration to young artists trying things out for the first time, but you are also someone who as a mentor will be considered their Monet, Donatello, or Bartholdi!

Some will ask, who was your mentor, and I swear to god, their going to say "Newman!"
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! High praise in deed. I'm not worthy of such recognition but I thank you for thinking so :)
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