Monday, January 15, 2007

Betty

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6 comments:

Ubatuber said...

....who needs feet, with curves like that :)

herself said...

Well hell-o, Betty! Looking good, Strider. I'm up for a thon starting tomorrow.

jriggity said...

Was about to sit down for an animation evening....when I thought?

I should pop onto dark striders blog....see whats up? naaaw he doesnt have anything new up yet.

but their they are. ha! great stuff man....really inspiring to see your characters taking shape.

jriggity

Darkstrider said...

Heh... not just curves, but her legs are twice as long as anybody else's!

Thanks Justin! It's pretty exciting for me to see 'em taking shape too.... from one step to the next I[m not really sure what they're gonna look like, or sometimes even what I'm gonna do. I just decided to try the thread wrap thing and see if I liked it, and sure enough, I did. Kind of weird though.... I'm afraid it might slip around of come loose in places. I gobbed some Pro Adhesive (pros-aide substitute from Monstermakers.com) onto Betty to help hold all that thread in place, and it seems like it should work. I'm still not fully decided though... i kinda want to rip off the foam and build a chest the same way I did the arms, with epoxy putty coated with latex, so she can have exposed cleavage and a plunging neckline. I think that's the way I'm gonna make her legs too. But really I'm pretty happy with her body the way it looks... it's definitely got a certain charm to it. I'll try making some kind of clothes for her and see what it ends up looking like. I'm thinking maybe rather than thread i should use bandages cut from pantyhose material, but not sure how I'd attach it... maybe glue the ends in place, ot even stitch them? Worth experimenting with I guess.

Ubatuber said...

I love the thread-wrapped look, especially around the waistlines where it looks like chubby rolls...

herself said...

How about keeping the great bod the way you have her and rolling out a thin layer of Fimo and shaping it over the form? And when you said bandages out of pantyhosens instead of thread, I didn't follow what you meant. Are you meaning to find a way to shape the clothes without sewing? have you considered soaking your fabrics in a plaster or glue, shaping/draping, and then allowing to stiffen and dry? You could keep the bending places soft and flexible by exercising the spot back and forth. Woo hoo.