For my Video Shop environment, I'm creating several bespoke movie poster one sheet/VHS cover designs. Most of them will be 2D digital illustrations but for others I'm going outside my creative comfort zone and delving into traditional media. For the Toxic Splonge I wanted to update a character I first modeled in Plasticine as a kid. This time he is modelled in Super Sculpey, baked, painted then photographed.
The intent was to create something hokey and B-movie like, with a hand made feel, but still end up with a maquette that has plenty of character and would photograph well. Once I'd finished painting the model (with Folk Art acrylic paint) I used small plastic cabochans for corneas. The eyes were then coated in a thin layer of resin. This stage was stressful as it could've easily gone wrong and ruined the whole piece. However it worked! and coupled with some choice gloss glaze application the model had nice depth to the eyes and plenty of wet-looking specular highlights around his mouth and features!