TrevorGrove's avatar
NECA Captain America
By TrevorGrove   |   Watch
153 35 1K (1 Today)
Published: March 16, 2018
© 2018 - 2019 TrevorGrove
Another fun project to be a very small part of. I just noticed it's coming out soon and I forgot to share anything from it. I was asked to come in on the face and sculpting a mask-less portrait of Steve for the figure (That awesome, detailed mask was sculpted by NECA's team, not me. I'm not sure who, otherwise I'd give credit).

This was based on Cap from "Civil War". I found Evans to be a really difficult guy to sculpt well, but....I suppose they all are. You just never know what you're in for! That's the excitement... and dread. :)

You can see the finished toy here: news.toyark.com/2018/03/14/pac…

Trev
Image size
1438x800px 1.59 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
16 mm
Date Taken
May 14, 2017, 11:23:03 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
Sensor Size
2mm
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Comments (26)
Angry-Major's avatar
Angry-Major|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely magnificent!! You did a perfect job! What materials did you use to sculpt this?
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, very kindly!
I sculpt most of my faces in hard wax. It's great for getting a likeness zeroed in and achieving the detail necessary for collectibles.
Reply  ·  
Angry-Major's avatar
Angry-Major|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat! I've used Sculpey and Apoxie Sculpt, so I was curious. I'll keep hard wax in mind in the future!
Reply  ·  
Zavellart's avatar
Zavellart|Professional General Artist
ahh! I tried to sculpt him once upon time, but realized sculpting portrait likenesses is so intensely difficult and maddening. What is that mask made from? That precision detail had to come from technology right?
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
He is a tough face! Likenesses are indeed maddening. The more you do it the more fun it eventually becomes, but it is such a technical process that it can be off putting at times.
The mask here was sculpted by NECA's artists, but man, I think it was actually made by hand. It's incredible what their guys can do. They do use digital artists, but a lot of their work is made by hand....stunning. Love that someone is still doing traditional sculpture for toys. It's very rare, now.
Reply  ·  
gatchatom's avatar
gatchatom|Professional General Artist
It's perfect. 
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Tom!!
Reply  ·  
lullaby-of-an-angel's avatar
One of my favourite Actors and characters, and your amazing work ... truly amazing
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm very happy you like it!
Reply  ·  
alindgren's avatar
Amazing work! Is the helmet hand made or is it a 3d print?
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The helmet was made by NECA, and I think they made it by hand....seriously fantastic work....It's so hard to do things like that by hand.
Reply  ·  
umhoi's avatar
umhoi|Student Digital Artist
I'm amazed
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, thanks!!
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Happy to hear it, thank you!
Reply  ·  
efrajoey1's avatar
You're welcome ;)
Reply  ·  
Buchtthewolfbone's avatar
Buchtthewolfbone|Hobbyist Digital Artist
PERFEICT *^*
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Reply  ·  
SonicLover261's avatar
SonicLover261|Hobbyist Interface Designer
There's to any America's, there should be one.
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
Reply  ·  
aachi-chan's avatar
aachi-chan|Professional Artisan Crafter
oh man you always make such incredible detail! How you made the fabric detail on the mask so perfect and uniform is just crazy good! if you ever make a sculpting tutorial book I would totally buy a copy.
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Haha. I tried to point out that the mask was sculpted by another artist (I'm not sure who, but they DID do an incredible job. Just stunning). That was a big reason I was hesitant to share this project, because I hate to think of the other artist thinking I'm taking credit for their work. Thanks very much, though! I do need to invest time in doing some kind of tutorials or videos, because I've been asked quite a bit.
Reply  ·  
aachi-chan's avatar
aachi-chan|Professional Artisan Crafter
oh sorry! I must have missed that part. ^_^;; I kind of jump around a lot when I read when I'm tired. 
Well your faces are absolutely remarkable! :D They look so perfectly like the people you base them off of. I especially like the way you do hair and fur. I would especially love it if you made a tutorial on that :D
Reply  ·  
TrevorGrove's avatar
TrevorGrove|Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, no worries at all! I just hate to think of any artist seeing their work here and thinking I took credit for it. This kind of work is such a collaborative effort, it can be hard to articulate who did what! I just always like everyone to get their proper credit.
Thanks again! I will try to do some kind of tutorial eventually. A specific think about hair and fur and things like that would be cool. To be honest, I'm not sure how I do things, so it's kind of weird to try to be self-aware while working.
Reply  ·  
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved