BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE Redux

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Although I’d posted some pics of this Batgirl before, Tony Martins (@TonyM_Photo) took these much-improved photos. This 1/6th scale figure was sculpted with a mixture of  Sculpey Firm and Apoxie over an aluminum foil armature, primed, and painted with acrylic paints and Cel-Vinyl.

I based this pose on the cover of her first appearance in Detective Comics #359, as drawn by Carmine Infantino, with additional design input by John Vukelic. This was done for the 6th Annual Hub Comics DARK KNIGHT ON A DARK NIGHT Batman art show.

Batgirl was created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino, and redesigned by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr  (and you can see where Babs Tarr autographed it under the Batgirl logo in that last picture!).

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THE TERMINATOR

TERMINATOR00The Terminator mini-bust for Watsoncon. Based on the T800’s appearance in TERMINATOR 2: Judgment Day, this 1/6th scale mini-bust was sculpted with Sculpey Firm over an aluminum foil and apoxie armature, set on a wood-block based (which has been distressed to look like it’s taken gunfire). Photos by Tony Martins Photography.

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Lonely Monster

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Very glad to share more work-in-progress pictures of my ongoing project with Sean Downey. This was photographed by Tony Martins. This will be part of an illustrated book which we hope to show people sometime next year.

It’s amazing working in collaboration, particularly with a photographer. You really see what ideas hold up and which don’t.

More to come!

UPDATE:

Here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from this photo shoot at Hub Comics in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Green gels were used over the backlighting.

(Note also Sean’s tiger-stripe arm hair.)

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Since it wasn’t supposed to appear in the shot, the “roof” was just cardboard draped over the walls to block light.

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Here’s Sean. He’s holding the monster, I think.

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You can see how the room was built using forced perspective: it gets bigger as it gets closer toward the camera.

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Back at my house, this was how one of the walls looked when we started.

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FURTHER UPDATE:

Sean added on 11/13/13:

In the making of this I made a brush by cutting a thin sponge into the shape of a hand roughly to scale with the set.  It was then dipped in a red/brown paint and lazily dragged across the wall. Thinking about it now, I can hear The Stroll by The Diamonds as i look at the smeared blood trail.  When I painted this, the sponge/brush fingers touched the doorknob with a foggy memory of how to open a doorknob.  It was a chilling.

The brushes’ name is Richard.