New video on sculpting with a teaser for part 2 which you’ll be able to access on our patreon.com/armaturenine page.
Hey all, there are only eight days left to submit an entry for this month’s Art Manikin Challenge. It’s your chance to win a FREE Ranger armature ($250 value).
Here are the details:
Votes are in and we have a winner!! Of the four finalists we selected, over 250 votes came in and emerging triumphant was Carina Salchegger’s green-friendly dragon. You can see more of her work on: www.neophobica.com. I personally loved this one too.. especially how well executed the drawing was and how it truly took advantage of all the 3-Dimensional reference the dragon armature provided. So a tip of the hat to Carina for doing such a great job and yet designing such a clever and original creature around it.
This was one of the most difficult contests to jury because so many entries were so strong. But in the end we had to pick these great works by our runner-ups:
Diego Florio @diegoflorioarte
Rosemary Fung – http://witbik.tumblr.com/
I encourage you to visit each of their websites and see some of their other great artworks. It’s always a breath of fresh air every month to have an opportunity to engage with such amazing artists.
Thank you all for participating!!!
And don’t forget we do these EVERY MONTH!
Them for November is already up on:
Note to winners: You should get a coupon code with your prize in the next 48 hours. If you don’t please message me here on facebook.
Gosh, I love the stuff customers come up with. Here’s a custom armature I built for a customer that used our “build-it” feature. You can find that here:
Just finished building this cool custom armature for a customer. I always love seeing the cool stuff people come up with when using our “build it” page.
If you don’t know where this is, simply click here and select whether you want to build armatures at the 1/6 or 1/12 scale. The one featured here is 1/12 and uses all ivory plastic pieces.
Hello A10-Ballerina supporters!
I’m happy to report production is underway and looking lovely. Here are some pictures featuring one of the ballerina variant torsos and a number of hand and foot variants already completed.
Once I have photos and video of the two completed ballerina age groups I’ll be sending everyone a survey so you can descide which of the two you prefer to receive and where we should ship them.
There have been a number of challenges I’ve had to overcome to get to where things are today. The injection molding of course was the largest hurdle but thankfully that has stabilized. Resin was another challenge to be able to produce brown pieces instead of the black ones you saw in the earlier injection molding examples.
Unfortunately I’m dealing with a new challenge this month which is our supplier is out of stock of the material we need to produce the brown plastic components and assures us they will have new inventory some time in August. I’ve run completely dry of the material myself with all the experiments and trials I’ve been running over the last couple months and so until I can get a new delivery there are a number of components I simply won’t be able to manufacture.
What this means is that delivery of your ballerinas may be delayed by one month (September instead of August).
I’m keeping an eye on it though and will be ordering resin as soon as it’s available again. For now I’m focusing primarily on all the wooden components and will work on getting those out of the way.
thank you all for your patience and for your support of this project.
I’m thrilled with how things are turning out.