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Velma Award Prototype by MJBivouac Velma Award Prototype by MJBivouac
I hosted an art contest at a Scooby Doo/Velma Yahoo Group, and decided to create an award statuette just for the contest. I started in a soft oil based clay and when I got it as finished as the soft clay would allow, I made a silicone waste mold on it and cast up this piece in a two part hard urethane. I then carved, sculpted and even added more clay to this urethane piece until I was satisfied. I then used several layers of laqure based primer to finish. This piece will now be molded again to get my final hero mold that I will run my actual awards pieces from. The finished awards will have a gold finish.
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mechaguy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this reminds me alot of the 80's or 90s Bettlejuice statue collectibles that came in the happy meal or something of that manner. good sculpt. I just want to try this but I dont know what to use as a base/stand.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Well, I started out with a wooden board, armature wire, oil based clay. pretty basic.
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crystal1024 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
This is great! nice sculpting!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Thank you very much.
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
thats pretty coool id like to see the finish sculpt
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:iconmjbivouac:
MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Actually that IS the finished sculpt. Painted with grey primer. Also in my gallery is a gold-painted version.
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
i loooked but kept getting distracted...
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:iconmjbivouac:
MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Okay...???
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
send me a link plz
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
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dalgoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unbelievably awesome!

BTW, I love all the Velma stuff... doing a 'Velma' search is how I found you in the first place, I think!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Ha Ha! I don't know if that is funny or sad, or what!
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dalgoda7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably both!

I gots me a kind of a thing for Velma.

The wife did a spot-on Velma for halloween, I couldn't keep my hands off! ;)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
No shit? I'd love to see photos! I have a small collection of PHOTOS of girls dressed as Velma. I have seen some GOOD ones, and some interesting variations on Velma, thin velma, fat velma, giant boobs giant butt, Asian Velma, Black Velma, that sort of thing, but I have not yet seen a truly PERFECT Velma girl, but I have high hopes that someday I will. I actually saw a girl in a Wal-Mart one day, who I thought,, with make-up, wig, and outfit MIGHT be the perfect Velma girl! Of course, I could not just walk up to her and ask her to be a model for my freak...especially with my wife right there with me.
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MMJ-Video Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
So, what do I have to do to get a casting? I also sculpt and make gypsum and silicone molds. I am impressed with the smooth simplicity of your style and translation of the character to 3D. I have a long time 1970's highschool buddy I grew up with that I would present it to. We are now in our 50's and still love stuff like Scooby Doo. I personaly would love to see what you could do with a Chesty Morgan award!!!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Just sent you a NOTE with details.
I love 60s Tv animation too.
MJB
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MMJ-Video Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Somehow I screwed up and lost the note without reading it.... Can you resend?
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Just sent you a note.
MJB
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diosaperdida Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Please don't sell yourself short in sculpting ability. This is well done. I have a lot of plastilina...wish I had time to experiment.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Thanks, but I work in an industry filled with truly amazing sculptors with whom I a could never hope to compete.
MJB
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diosaperdida Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Why compete? Just do it if you like it.

The reason they are so good....they love it.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Well, the industry I am in is all about competition. And TIME is a big factor as well. I am a better illustrator than a sculptor, so I feel I am better off using my time drawing and painting.
MJB
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diosaperdida Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I can see your point of view...Lord knows time gets more and more scarce.
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:iconmjbivouac:
MJBivouac Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Especially at my advanced age. I running like Hell from the Grim Reaper, and he's gaining on me!
MJB
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iluvwednesdays Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
WOW this rocks!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
Jinkies!

So glad you like it.

MJB
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DreamyGirl58 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
Oh, my Goodness! This is very beautiful. You are very talented. Keep up the good work, and please put more of your sculpture here for us to see.
Good Luck!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
Glad you like her. I only wish I had more sculpture to share. But it is so time consuming that I just can't justify devoting the time required to do it. If I had a paying gig for sculpture, that would be different.
MJB
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DreamyGirl58 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
Yes, I understand. But I guess if one has the time, sculpturing is a very enjoyable thing to do.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Very true...as is art in general.
MJB
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner May 1, 2005
Fantastic sculpt, it's so on-model and so smooth. I really need to get together with you at some point if the offer still stands and learn more about mold making and casting.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
I'd be glad to assist you. Via e-mail or even in person if you like. I make molds professionally.
MJB
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
That would be great. I won't be able to get around to anything until finals are over, but that's at the end of the month, so not too far off now.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
I'm not trying to sound like a creepy stalker, but I am located in the Los Angeles area. If you are anywhere nearby, and you'd like some(free) mold making lessons, I have a mold-making shop you could visit. Believe me, this is 100% on the level! Not some creepy come-on. You could bring some friends too!
MJB
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
Lol, all good, I do appreciate the assurance, you can't be too careful these days, but I trust ya. I'm Orange County so as soon as I've got my finals taken care of, I'll note you to see when you're free. Actually, depending on when they are working, I do have a couple friends that might be interested in learning, too.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
I completely understand. I'm happily married and all that.

Frankly, I'd really like to meet you to learn you about your classes and your art! I love your stuff. I wish I had KNOWN about animation type schools when I was in high school. I just didn't know anything like that existed! My high school teachers only knew about fine art schools like Cleveland Institute, and Pittsburgh Institute, and of course all the hundreds of little cookie cutter, rinky-dink state schools that most of us high school graduates ended up at. I would have been so much better off getting into a serious commercial art/animation school. I ended up in a graphic design program at an "affordable"( what a nice way to say:CHEAP) state school. I never quite fit in with the "GD" crowd. They were all about "moving a RULE half a PICA to the left to improve the look of that block of justified 9 point Helvetica. Where's my Haber-Rule?" But the school was within driving distance of home, so I could work part time and do the college thing too. It seemed like everything was a concession! Bitch Bitch Bitch!
MJB
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner May 2, 2005
I'm at a State school, but luckily, one that got some funding and help from Warner Bros. Animation early on when they were starting their animation program, though that was only a few years before I started. So far, I've been happy, though I suppose I would have been happier somewhere that focused even more on the arts and less on pointless GEs like Geology (that was a fun semester :sarcasticclap: ), but then, I am happy not being in debt up to my eyeballs, too.

I can't say I've ever been too fond of the graphic design thing. Don't get me wrong, it can be really fun sometimes, but when it gets down to the really technical brass tacs like you were saying about fonts and the minute, hairline differences, I just can't take it. In some respects, I'm a perfectionist, but in others, I'll spell 'cat' k-a-t and know that people at least catch my meaning ;)
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flirtyg Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
That is soooo good. long time no talk lol
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Hello Again! So glad you like this piece. Thanks for the comment.
MJB
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flirtyg Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
no prob.
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supersuper Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Great job man! I've tried sculpting a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Although my attempts were hardly as detailed as yours. Its a different animal all together to try to translate something to three dimensions that you are used to seeing/drawing in 2-D.

So I salute you sir! :)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Thanks very much. It always takes longer than you expect it to. And you never seem to get to the level of finish you desire. You find yourself thinking:"Just one more day, and it'll be perfect..." and it never is.
MJB
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supersuper Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Haha. Yeah, its hard sometimes to just find the point where you HAVE to stop working on something.
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Sculpting is the worst! You can almost always find something that you can improve upon...you could work on a sculpt for the rst of your life.
MJB
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p-sanchez Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
Awesome, did you use some kind of sculpty?
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
YUCK! I HATE SCULPY! It's like sculpting with bubble gum. I started with an oil based modeling clay similar to ROMA Plastalina, but it is sulpher free.
MJB
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Jaguaro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think GillianB said it all for critiques; don't have anything meaningful to add.....

Except This: LET'S HAVE ANOTHER CONTEST! This would be a cool award to win. Some of us might work a little harder on drawing for the next one. Some Deviant Artists might also jump into the fray.

Jag
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
The mold will be available, if anyone else wants to use this award again. the only problem is I can't create them for free. The urethane alone costs about $10.00 for each piece.
MJB
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Jaguaro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suggest a small "artists fee" where a few of us pitch in so you can make a few for future contests. I may mention this at the Yahoo site.

Jag
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
Yes, it would have to be something like that. The urethane is really the only material that works well for this item. Plaster is too brittle, especially with the ankles being soooo thin, even a piece of metal rod reenforcing it, the ankles would still break easily. I get the urethane in 5 gallon kits which is cheaper, but I really can't make the figures for any less than $10.00 each, and that is with me making nothing for my labor.
MJB
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