This is really cool! Something without armor hehe. Its nice to see an animal in a pose like this.
What do you think about maybe rotating the hooves in the front, maybe just one of them slightly off the ground. Give some more life, add to what the heads are doing already! Just a suggestion .
Keep it up!
simply beautiful Heather! As always
What a wonderful buffalo! The only thing I can think of is to make the poses more different. Like has one with its toes pointed out a lot, and the other with the toes pointed inward. And maybe the one leg is shorter than the others?
Great forms and weight going on here heather - I thought this looked like your handywork ! Nice work, keep it up !
I like the interaction like it is, the way I see it..."I'm bored so I give you a bump", a bit of playing, softly challenging...they look somehow sweet to me...
Polypainting, dont know much about it, but I think the material you paint on is crucial...
Keep going Heather !
dude5487- Thanks! Yes, I can see a little more variety in the placement of the hooves, thanks for the suggestion.What I have noticed in the reference is that all four feet are usually planted on the ground in this kind of interaction and they are just pushing.
icaruz01- Thank you,dude.
Intervain-Thank you, I appreciate it very much.
Fabricio Torres- I am glad to hear your thoughts on this. I do see what you are saying, but the idea that I am showing is a different energy, not the clash of a fight. They sometimes just push each other around a bit, displaying dominance and practicing casually.
I do think that I could add some more tension in some of the muscles though and maybe exaggerate the folds where the bodies meet.
Here is some of the reference I used just to show what I was going for.
Thank you for taking the time to express what you are seeing, I really do appreciate it.
womball- I have been thinking about more head tilt on one of them as well to give it more variation. Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
SIWEB- Hey there, thanks so much!
Lucky- Hey Lucky,yes that is sort of the feel.
As for polypainting, I don't know how to get the results I'm looking for yet. I hope to spend some more time learning about it soon, but I will probably postpone the painting of this for a while until I can. I will be starting to learn photoshop next month, so I am happy about that.
great work heather, look forward to the finished version
This one is going very well. You really understand and know animal anatomy very well(not surprising after seeing your portfolio really) . My only comment would a slight suggestion actually. The eyes and ears can play more role, since animals generally use both to express simple expressions.
As far as the model goes, I think it has very good proportion and more importantly, it has "real" weight.
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wow Heather, awesome animals ! I should have known it's your work when I saw this style in sculpting I guess you captured these guys a couple of moments before they turn really mad with each other, right?
I see what you mean about them being firmly planted, point taken .
I noticed in the images you posted that you matched wrinkles on the neck, head placement and other features pretty well.
I think it would look pretty good if you added a deeper cut in the sculpt on the shoulder like in the second reference photo you posted. Maybe that would add some more tension. What do you think?
Heather,I think Fabricio Torres is right,more dynamic could improve the work you have done(btw I really like it,it's clean and I think you have a special talent in sculpting animals ).
Photographs aren't so good in capturing movements,you have to exaggerate it a bit,so don't trust too much on them(In comics it's one of the most important rule,to give illusion of movements you sometimes have to create really new pose that give the idea)
My 2 cents