ẈĀŦƧĦĪƧ₣Ā₵Ė wrote:Half the time I find a character I want to make and look for a base figure for it. The other half of the time I sea a figure and think that it would make a perfect base for a specific character.
3bcustoms wrote:I usually get some of my ideas from watching movies or just flipping through a comic/magazine and see a character and wonder if I could make that ? or when I already have an idea ie; I was working on my 3.75 inch Atomic Skull when I realized after removing the Marvel Universe Ghost Rider head the rest of the body just screamed Ra's Al Ghul which then sparked my most recent post.
Also just looking at all the amazing work done on the realm is more than enough to get an idea, but I agree with ComicFantasyCustoms that you would want to put your own twist on it rather than just copy...But I do take it as one of the highest forms of compliments/flattery one can get when someone says they want to steal your idea
RedRebelCustoms wrote:I will usually use deviant art and go through my fodder to look for the right pieces or decide the character I want to do and use either comicvine, comic book, or bowen statue forums to compare. Imagination is the key. Sometimes looking at others customs helps to get your own spin on a recipe. Google image search is a great tool as well. With comicvine you can choose an image, shrink the screen, and put it side by side with your intended figure. I also do this with casting sites such as DMC to compare heads. Roughly sketching out a concept design or printing out a photo you can compare when sculpting are useful as well.
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