Because I messed up my plaster mold, I had to dig my sculpt out and redo the details. Cleaning the sculpt got me thinking about my puppet’s design, and I wanted some advice.
I plan to have my monster character with a separate head and body so that I can attach them later. However, I decided to do the “cut off” where the base of the head meets the neck, which I’m now thinking is too risky, especially if I’m casting this guy in silicone. What do you think? Should I redesign the head to include the neck and have the “cut off” where the base of the neck meets the body, or should I go with what I got? Please let me know what you think.
Depending on what material you plan on casting your puppet with might also impact your choice of sealer for your sculpt. If you will be running foam latex petroleum products can have an effect on it. In the past I have always used Krylon crystal clear and once that is dry hit it with Krylon matte finish to get rid of the slippery surface. The plaster can bead on crystal clear alone making it harder to get that even first detail coat of plaster on you model. As mentioned you can get brush strokes on your sculpture with Vaseline so be mindful of that if you choose to use it as your separator. If you are working with separating agent between the two halves of a mold Vaseline will also work well for that, again if it is not going to have an adverse affect on the material you will be casting in.