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wolf eye detail

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by juli, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. juli

    juli Active Member

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    Just tried scultping in the eye detail for the first time today...nictitating membrane, etc...
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    and the nose

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    Juli
     
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  2. wctaxidermy1

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    Looks good.
     

  3. falco

    falco Trapping is fun

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    actually thats excellent.
     
  4. wctaxidermy1

    wctaxidermy1 Member

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    Bet the rest of it looks great as well if you nailed the facial details like that. Would love to see the whole wolf.
     
  5. sparky9880

    sparky9880 New Member

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    really great eye work, julie. I did a wolf last year, (first one) and sort of messed up the eye look. wished i has seen your pics before i did mine.
    One eye looks a little crosseyed.
    HOw do you post an attachment, i see yours are 492Kb, and i tried one this large and it still gives me the message of 192kB MAX FILE SIZE.?? mark
     
  6. juli

    juli Active Member

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    First of all, thanks very much for the nice compliments. It has taken me 14 years to get to this point and I am STILL learning, every time I put an animal together. I am my own worst critic, to be sure.

    WC - This is a wolf rug - currently on the table being stretched. :) So, I am afraid the rest of it isn't as 'cool' as a lifesize mount would be. :)

    Mark,

    I used a photo upload sight - tinypic.com ...then copied and pasted the web link into my text.
    As for setting the eyes, I have found that setting the eyes and taking several photos before modeling the clay helps me to see where my angles are off. I will post some pix later to show you.

    again, thanks everyone.

    Juli
     
  7. Jerry Huffaker

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  8. juli

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    Always nice to see good reference material Jerry. In this photo it looks like the camera angle was well above the level of the wolf's head, based upon how far 'up' he is looking. And given the somewhat cross-eyed look that it was also fairly close to him as well.
     
  9. boxerpet

    boxerpet Harry Paulson-grateful

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    Jerry, Considering its a live wolf picture reference what is with the crossed eyes comment?
     
  10. juli

    juli Active Member

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    supposing you meant Juli, not Jerry...

    The closer an object is to your eyes, the more 'cross eyed' you become...The reference photo posted looks to me (my opinion) like the camera or object the wolf was looking at was fairly close to him/her...and above his eye level as well...Or it could just be me. :)

    I am in no way trying to imply that what I accomplished was perfect. It is/was not, Perfect is for God. I tried my best and that was the result. Next time, I hope to do better, as always.

    here are some links to other wolf pix for reference (real wolves, mind you)

    http://wfiles.brothersoft.com/b/black-wolf-eyes_145547-1920x1200.jpg
    http://abstract.desktopnexus.com/wallpaper/930373/
    http://hqwide.com/wallpapers/l/1366x768/42/blue_eyes_snow_landscapes_grey_wolf_wolves_1366x768_41308.jpg
     
  11. really good detail! I see you study reference very well. Great job!
     
  12. Wow! that looks incredible. is that the real nose? if so how did yours not shrink at all? mine seem to wrinkle and shrink a little.
     
  13. juli

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    Thanks!

    The key to good noses.... Thin them till you can practically see through them - all the nose skin, even the nostril 'flaps' have to be split, cleaned out, and thinned. :) It is tedious work, but really is the only way to get a good 'real' nose.

    I have never fully appreciated the fake noses....they have their place... but rarely do I use one on my mounts.

    Juli
     
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  14. Thank you, that's very helpful.
     
  15. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Really nice work! It is easy to see you are paying attention to your reference, and more importantly, you know how to apply what you see. That itself takes talent and skill.
     
  16. Amazing work!!!
     
  17. WLELTD

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    that thing sucks
     
  18. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Juli, beautiful work. I have always had problems getting my mammals eyes set correctly. It's impossible to find someone that offers training near me that lines up with my school schedule! I still have those two wolves I got from you a couple years back in my freezer. I don't want to attempt them until I get training. Keep up the great work.
     
  19. WLELTD

    WLELTD Active Member

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    look at the picture Jerry sent, that is what a wolf looks like
     
  20. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Apparently you have an issue with juli bring up an almost 7 year old thread . Not sure what the problem is as it’s none of my business, but her work is great . Trying to take that away from her 7 years later is a bit childish. JMO .