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Christopher Reeve Superman head sculpt W.I.P. pt 4 by BrandonNielsen87
Christopher Reeve Superman head sculpt W.I.P. pt 4
Made the neck wider/thicker to match how Reeve's neck looked in the movies. It's the same head sculpt from last post, it's just the neck that's in a different shape.

Notice the eyes? They're too far apart from each other compared to Reeve's in real life. Because the eyes are a teeny bit wide-set, it makes the chin look smaller. The eyes are also NOT that pleasant to look at, they're not exactly clean. 

This is why I needed to re-sculpt the entire face all over again.

I'll post a new picture of the new Christopher Reeve face sculpt soon. I'm using the new one in putty clay instead of polymer clay this time. I'll explain why on my next post.
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Sculpt-02 by BrandonNielsen87
Sculpt-02
Sorry it's been a while. I went through a lot personal issues in the past few weeks. Now, things are back in order again.

Posting more updates about Christopher Reeve sculpt again. Better late than never.

So far, this is good, but it's STILL not as accurate as I want it to look. It needs to look as ACCURATE as possible when it comes to Christopher Reeve's likeness.

Be back here to post more new pictures soon.
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Christopher Reeve Superman head sculpt W.I.P. pt 3 by BrandonNielsen87
Christopher Reeve Superman head sculpt W.I.P. pt 3
1. Nose looks too long:


when compared to Reeve's real life front shot, his nose's length looked a lot shorter than the sculpt. The reason why the sculpt's nose looked long was because the brow bones needed to be laying lower to the nose, as low as where the corneas (of the eyes) were.

2. Looks like a lizard:

I lost other good, more detailed pictures of this particular look, so this is the only one I found that had the weird lizard look. I decided to push the eyebrow bones way down to be in the same level as the corneas (the bones wrapped around the eyeballs at the top all the way down to the nose bridge), it's very much like how the brows look on lizards, which makes it look like it's angry all the time.

3. Proportions looks about right, but head is too big:

I started from scratch all over again. Didn't want Super-Lizard. So, this time, I sculpted the face by looking carefully at the nose and eyebrow bones. Besides the inaccurate facial features, it was the PROPORTIONS of this face's features that looked a lot like Christopher Reeve's, so I was a little excited to see that. Unfortunately, I discovered by measuring the head to Christopher Reeve's head/face template I designed that the proportions and size of the head sculpt's facial features and head shape was NOT in scale for the 1/6th scale figure. This kind of size was only acceptable for a figure that would stand at around 13"-14" inches tall. I don't own a Hot Toys CR Superman, but I'm pretty confident the size of this head sculpt was very similar in size compared to HT's version, because HT's CR head is too big for the Reeve body type, which explains why some fans complained about it, and revert to Erick Sosa's Reeve head sculpt. Erick Sosa's head sculpt had a smaller head shape compared to HT's version.

(really wish Hot Toys produced the prototype version which had the smaller head, because that particular head was MORE in scale with the body, and looked more like the proportions of Reeve's head/body ratio in real life, but the CR head sculpt they produced now actually looks a lot like him, but the head size is WAY off compared to the body, you'd have to buy MOS figure body to have HT's CR head to be more in scale)

4. Features too wide compared to Reeve's:

I decided to sculpt the head a little smaller, and because of that, the eyes looked more wide-set compared to how Reeve's eyes were. I didn't notice this at first. I'll explain why in a moment. Also, the nose and lips were too wide compared to Reeve's. Reeve had VERY narrow nose, and small, thin lips. Because of these small nose and lips that he had, they really made his chin/jawline look bigger!

5. Good proportions and size of features, but my BIGGEST mistake was to ignore the sculpt's wide-set eyes:

So, after I finally made lips and nose smaller in width, the eyes looked more wide-set in comparison. I did notice it, but that's because I've always thought Reeve's eyes were a little bit wide-set in the movies. I just didn't know the sculpt's eyes were TOO wide-set for the face until I painted the entire face after I baked the sculpt.


Because of the eyes being too wide-set, I had to spend almost two weeks now on the eyes to coincide with the rest of the features AND get it to be in scale of 1/6th scale figure. The new CR head sculpt is still under construction, because I want its skin tone to be as smooth as possible, and the shape of its eyelids to be STRONG in clay (previous ones kept cracking into pieces) and be as accurately sculpted as possible.
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Christopher Reeve Superman head sculpt W.I.P. pt 2 by BrandonNielsen87
Christopher Reeve Superman head sculpt W.I.P. pt 2
Keep in mind, this is just a basic head sculpt which didn't have all the accurately sculpted features like Christopher Reeve's, and it had missing eyelids. They were just basic facial features that were placed to have exact proportions as Christopher Reeve's profile side.

After this, I will post more upcoming pictures of the process of sculpting Christopher Reeve's face. I will post my failed sculpted attempts of his likeness soon, which will offer some interesting insights on just how difficult it is to sculpt the exact likeness of CR, and why I've been working on this face for a month now.
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Then here's a site that is saying Return Orphan Acts is just a hype, but I discovered that it's an attack article. 

Attack article: 
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Brad Holland explains to attack article about it possibly happening if we don't take action: 

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In case you want to see the video at home after work, here's the video about Return of Orphan Acts.


 Your copyrighted work could possibly be violently taken away from you without permission if they succeed into getting Return of Orphan Acts to happen, only if you don't go through many complicated process of getting your art registered and copyrighted first. 

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gwdill Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy birthday, Brandon!!  :cake:
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BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
WOAH. I am late! Thanks, gwdill! I haven't been on deviantart in a LOOOOOONG time. Been working on my Secret Toys project like hell. 
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gwdill Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Good for you!  I hope it's looking good!
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ashkel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav :D
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BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
You're welcome, ashkel.
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TyndallsQuest Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Thnx for all the faves bro;)
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BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Not a problem, bro! Always liked your classic style. 
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RichardCox Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Watch!
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BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Absolutely! I love all your marker work! 
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