Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 346

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FERRO LAD. 2017. Gouache on watercolor block, 9 × 12″.

For reflective surfaces, it always helps to have good reference. And while Ferro Lad is a bit shinier than most iron, I'm assuming he's nicely polished. The 3D model below is something I sculpted in Sculptris, a free program you should all be using. Many materials (matcaps) come standard with the download, but I created this one by searching for images of shiny spheres online and making the desired adjustments. Such is my life.

Anemic? I think not!

detail of unedited scan


  1. So the whole head and shoulders and everything, you sculpted in the program?

    1. Yep! Although, I should say that it was an anatomical figure I had already made for myself a couple years ago. Then I just smoothed out certain features to make the mask.

    2. Dude, that's still really good. Have a sort of permanent 3D model to help. Amazing.


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