Thursday, February 19, 2009
Raven from DC comics Teen Titans. Here Raven is seen in an interpretation of her original look from New Teen Titans in the 80's.
Raven began toyhood as a Planetary figure:
(more pictures here.)
I chose this figure as a base because of the clean hip lines (despite the lack of articulation), and the shape of the face.
I removed the raised red lines, elbow and knee pads of the original jumpsuit, and pared back the line of the breasts. I also carved away some of the stomach and rear, to partially correct the odd way the original figure was posed. I trimmed down the area of the feet and cut up a raised heel for the shoe.
Then I used Magic Sculpt to smooth over the body shape, and Kneadatite to add the shoes, dress, and gloves. The front of her hair was trimmed way back and replaced with Kneadatite, which was also used to extend the hair in the back. Her cape is a separate piece, made of vinyl, Kneadatite, and two small plastic disks I had left over.
I was trying to build another separate piece for her characteristic hood, but the sculpting didn't come out as nice as I would have liked. It looks okay at this angle:
I really wanted to have the option to display her in several ways, instead of just sculpting the hood, cape and hair into one piece.
Paint and sealant and she's done. I have a new very fine brush which I used here, and I'm very pleased with the face paint.
Created as a gift for Erin.