SBS: Alice and The Mad Hatter

by Daniele "Found" Trovato

SBS: Alice and The Mad Hatter



Helloooo :-)


So happy today.
I'm introduce you my last sculpture. My personal interpretation of Alice.

The Challenge

Every time I start a sculpture I always feel a feeling of unpreparedness and doubt.
I never know where I will arrive with the sculpture.


 Sculpting, at least for me, is not a linear process but is a continuous challenge of creativity, technique and interpretation.

Especially when the subject is Alice in Wonderland, things get tough and difficult.



I started looking for all sorts of references around the internet, bought books, reread the novel (I swear I really did) and collected photos of girls, cats, rabbits and hats.


The more references you have, the more accurate will be your work.

It was a real challenge.

The idea





As a joke I played with some clay....

The first rough sketch in NSP Chavant



Firstly I sculpted a very very fast sketch with some plasticine (I love Chavant medium NSP).
Nothing difficult just followed my inspiration and playing with the clay. 

Just to formalizing the idea.


After that I started to sculpt Alice ,



Started to create The Cheshire Cat with some Super Sculpey Original Blend -> baked -> some FIMO+Beesputty (50-50) .
Sometimes I add some mix quick to make the clay more sticky.


Joking with my little weird cat








After that I started also to work on Alice.




I love to sculpt the head separately because is the most important part and this allows me to focus myself 






Nothing definitive. Just Trying and testing.


For the body, I did the same process as the cat. I use Fimo Liquid to attach some fresh clay on the clay previously baked.


Before the details I have to "feel" the direction is ok.


Testing with the Cat. I changed the Alice's face almost 20 times.



Created the body for the Mad Hatter and put all things together just to see all the composition.








Sculpted the hand of the Mad Hatter with the WhiteRabbit separately


White rabbit...so little and tiny.



I use often my handmade tool to create some little sausage of clay (it is a piece of plasticglass because it allows me to see the sausage meanwhile I'm creating it)


The clock for the little rabbit 



I wanted to create not a perfect symmetric character. Something little weird.














Working on the details on Alice. 


Put the Rabbit with the Mad Hatter




The hands are always difficult to sculpt, at least for me



To sculpt the hat I used a little piece of aluminum paper with some clay on it


A little hole on the Mad Hatter's head.


aaaahahahhahahaha Mad time here



 Limited Edition bust

Alice and the Mad Hatter

designed and sculpted 
68mm 

Super Sculpey Original
FIMO Classic + Beesputty + QuickMix

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THANK YOU ALL :-)

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News: Workshop & Private Coaching!

by Roman aka jar

Hello everyone!
You all know that Covid-19 started this year's teaching plans a bit rough and I had to cancel and postpone seminars, workshops, private coachings and shows. Some aspects of my job I love the most.

At the moment I am discussing dates with venues for rescheduled and new workshops for autumn to give everyone enough time to plan ahead. As soon as I got new information I will of course let you all know. Please stay safe, take care and let's all together avoid a second wave and lockdown.



Be sure to hear more about this soon!
I am also introducing a newsletter about my seminars soon!
Stay tuned!



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to the right navigation bar of Massive Voodoo :)



MV Challenge 2020: Updates!

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle Painters,
while the Challenge is in full force and tiny astronauts start to travel all around the globe and even to further galaxies, there are some minor changes on the horizon that will be linked up to the main Challenge Post: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2020/04/mv-challenge-2020-beyond-your.html


When showing your work in progress
you can also use the hashtag #massivevoodoochallenge2020 on Instagram!

1. Entry Counter
After the first entries are dropping in, it is time to include an entry counter.
At the moment there are:  
6 entries

 
2. Judging Panel addition
As this challenge will be so creative and the entries so unique Josua and I decided that we do not want to carry that burden alone and asked our fellow MV Team members. Now new to the judging panel is: Hansrainer, David, Johannes, Sebastian, Philip!




Random Prize Pool Additions
Please check back with the main post on the Challenge to see the random prize pool and all updates so far!
Roman for examples adds one limited Art print of his recent illustration called "Floating"!


If you want to support
this challenge with a small donation from your company or brand, please do contact Roman via: jarhead(at)massivevoodoo(dot)com for more information!

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If you want to support

this challenge with a small donation from your company or brand, please do contact Roman via: jarhead(at)massivevoodoo(dot)com for more information!

You can also support us by dropping a jungle donation so we can ship out prizes, buy coffee to drink while creating the galleries and doing judging work, handling all the mails and such ...

Thank you!

Supported by:
MrLee's Minis
Massive Voodoo
Josua Lai Miniatures
Roman Lappat Miniature Art
Miniature Art Academy
Banshee
Journeyman Miniatures

Momo Pügerl
Nordlys Miniatures


Well, now it is time for you to spread the word and invite your friends to enter this beautiful challenge so we all can see as many creative journeys as possible.

What are you waiting for?
Go beyond your imagination!

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FIN: German Machine Gunner

by Donnerknall

Hello Jungle,

A good friend came up to me and asked me if I could show him the skin, camouflage and wood on the bust. Sure, why not. There was only a small obstacle in the implementation. It had to be all about video chat. Yeahhh ...

Here is my version of this German WW2 Machine Gunner:









I hope you like him?
Happy Painting

Your´s
Sebastian