After another great update at the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection blog, we were presented with an excellent sculpt of Wiccan.
THE CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLLECTION: Day in the life of a CMFC drone...
A few of the bloggers there, myself included, thought he looked alot older than the teen in the comics.
So I broke down the sculpt, tracing it to get the contours, then worked on making the face younger. What makes the sculpt feel old is the large ears, longer than the nose, which is unusual. Also the square, long jaw line is also very mature and macho looking, while Wiccan is often portrayed as young, quite soft, feminine like features.
So narrowing his face and softening his jawline made him look younger, but it didnt look in proportion with his body now. So I looked into what made him look older. Again, he was very muscular, thick legs and arms and long in the torso and pelvis. So I made more changes to make his body look more fragile, like a teenager, yet to pile on the muscle of a filly grown hero.
Overall these are drastic changes that I cannot see happening, but I just wanted to see what I could do to change the sculpt into making it feel more like the character. I still feel the sculpt is really well done, but just wanted the drawing exercise really.
Another edit of a figurine from the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection, this time looking at the new Spider-Man 2099 sculpt.
I was disappointed in the sculpt after seeing so many promising and dynamic sketches of the pose, I think the sculptor really missed the mark nailing the pose in 3D. Instead it is rather undynamic and rather awkward looking. I made some quick adjustments to match the sketch more and think it is an improvement. Although it is probably way too late to change, just wanted to show that someone needs to keep a keener eye on the quality and direction from design to sculpt.
THE CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLLECTION: CMFC #2099
Looks pretty good. Although the visual looney tunes style gags look really out of place here. Some bits feel more suited towards a Deadpool cartoon than a Spider-Man one, but I think its cool iron spidey suit has got an appearance. Anyway, hope they actually release this one in a boxset in the UK.