I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.
I was afraid of signing up for that Joint forum because I’m such a newbie to this whole thing but holy crap there’s some inspirational stuff in there. Someone made this like, photo-realistic Cylian Murphy head and it’s like say whaaaaaaaaat?
Oh wow, I just saw someone talk about boiling sculpey because even though it doesn’t get as hard as it does in an oven, it doesn’t burn and you can still add stuff to it after and boil it again.
Man what a good idea, especially for little finnicky things like claws and eyes you might want to keep rigid while you’re fitting them into soft features.
Oh wow, that’d be awesome!
aahhhh I really wanted one in french resin, god dang these expensive dolliesI really loved that one you were making! I know they’re all huge time sinks but I’d love to see it finished (I’m sure the one I want to do is going to end up taking the time I’m bored for like the next five years of my life. I’ll just have a drawer full of unfinished monster guts)
Ah, maybe! I could see that making it less awkward to pose out the back legs too, because the elastics won’t be trying to pull them out straight like a bipedal creature would be. I should see if I can track down anyone who makes/owns those centaur ones, they’re the closest I’ve seen to what I want to do joints and proportion wise. All the other quadrupeds I’ve seen have been super tiny.
Granted, I’m super new to the world of ball jointed dolls and I’m coming more from a direction like “I want to engineer a thing and make it with my hands!” than “I really like these dolls!”
Click on this thing to look at this thing.
hahahahahah we fooled you there is no that thing here.
allons-why replied to your photo: Plotting out a ball jointed monster, gotta figure…
would it work if you did a faceplate rather than making the scalp removable? then you’d have room for the neck joint and just pop off the front instead?
Ah, maybe that could work? I want him to have kind of a mane thing so I’m working out how the most efficient way to make that happen and have his head come apart, and keep it all fairly inconspicuous.
I keep trying to surf ball jointed doll sites for reference on how to handle joints and breaks and stuff, but every single one I’ve been on has been borderline un-navigatable. But since they’re all frustrating in the same way I assume it’s just that I don’t know jack shit about the secret patterns of ball jointed doll sites and I need to hire a guide to help me reach the summit.