Well, the Hulk is coming along really well and I thought I would post another update of him. Before I do, however, there are a few questions I wanted to answer. As you remember in the last post, I said I would answer any questions when I post the next update. Thank you to everyone who asked questions, either on here, my facebook page or by email. So here are my answers to your questions.
Are you using greenstuff just to bulk it out, and pro-create for your detail?
Yes, I am using green stuff for the bulking out and I make a pro-create mixture for the gray stuff so it isn't quite pro-create but the blend is a secret. Most sculptors have their own secret blend that works for them and I am constantly trying different blends. I have gone through hundreds of different combinations and used everything from Fimo to milliput. As a rule of thumb, any two part putties (epoxy putties with a softener and a hardener) are usually mixable, you can't mix polymer clays with epoxy putties as the curing is different.
Do you do additional bulking when you add that final layer?
I try to get the musculature as close to what it is with the green stuff but it is a balancing act. If you bulk it out too much, your proportions get messed up when you add the surface detail.
Are you finding the bigger scale harder?
It is harder in ways but I absolutely love the bigger scale. You can really go all out with detailing as you have a much bigger canvas to work on. It does take longer though. The biggest challenge is the putty as it dries faster. If I were to do more big stuff, I would have to switch to a polymer clay.
Now that I have answered a few questions, here are some more photos of the Hulk. I have the legs done and next week, I will be posting photos of him with his skirt done.
So right now, I have the legs done and you can see that I have started to do the underpinning with the skirt. I have also roughed in the areas where I want the cloth to flow away from the figure. Before adding the skirt, I will underpin that more so there is a foundation for me to put the cloth on. One thing that is very important is movement. Everything on the figure should flow in the same direction so you really have to know how drapery flows with motion.
As I did last update, feel free to ask any questions as I am always happy to answer them.