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Shaak Ti 2 by MarkNewman Shaak Ti 2 by MarkNewman
This is a premium format (1/4 scale) super sculpey sculpture of Shaak Ti , a Star Wars character produced by Sideshow Coleectibles. I believe the original painting here was by Kat Sapene.
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Daozang Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thanks!
You are one of the few that actually give tips about the art, and since, in my opinion you are one of the best, we certainly appreciate it!
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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'd love to know your workflow on sculpey too Mark. not easy to bake one this size. i have ofetn wondered if you do a proportion of your figures in epoxy and then layer the sculpey on after so you can work without concerning yourself about very thick areas of sculpey.?


atb --tim
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do sculpt a core shape on the wire armature with super sculpey bulking it out.
leaving areas at the joints open for pose adjusting. I then bake it. Then I sculpt
over that with SS for a firmer armature form.
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When you said SS at the end there, did you just mean super sculpey again? I've read some people use primo after baking the core. 
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yes. Super sculpey. I don't use premo.


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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! This work is unbelievable.
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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mark,

thanks for that. i am grateful for the insight.

atb --tim
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Daozang Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Amazing!
Do you bake the model many times and add on top, or is it one take???
I'm trying to do something similar, but I'm afraid to rebake because it might break...
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Backsackandjack Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning work as always Mark, the detail and precision is spot on and the likeness is clean and crisp.
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ApricotProductions Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Instant favourite... you know, I think there was another Shaak Ti sculpture on the sideshow collectibles site, I gotta say I much prefer this one. :D
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