Made this guy. 4 inches tall
If you're drawing something sci-fi, and you need to redraw a ship a bunch of times, it might be a good idea to actually build it.
Kitbashing is when you cut up parts of model kits and glue them together to create something new. You can also use cut and shaped wood blocks to build onto, or pieces of plastic you find(plastic toys or packaging) or buy(styrene).
It's endless fun, and it will allow you to see your ship from any angle! I'm working on my second ever kitbash, I'll post the WIP pics here.
Here I've cut up a helicopter, some cars, planes and a bit of a boat. I got these old models at a flea market for about 30 bucks. To buy them new would be too pricey. I use model glue to bind the parts after arranging them until I see something.
Ive added more bits, and ive also spread on a white tamiya putty to fill gaps, and green Aves Apoxie to fill larger gaps or create fake 'wires'.
Now I sprayed it with a primer, which brings it all together visually so I can really see what Ive got. I decided not to add anything else, I like it as it is.
Attached it to a wooden base by drilling into the wood, putting a threaded post in, and glueing a nut into the bottom of the model. I then painted it reddish pink with my airbrush to test out that colour.
I organized my art office a while back, but I think it's in need of a 'stage 2'.
I like entering art contests, Jake is running one over on DeviantArt right now that I'm for sure going to take part in. I'd love to do more contests, but I usually hear about them after they're over. Is there an online site that lists various art contests taking place?
I also can confirm that reposting old art is super helpful in building your audience. Something I made a month ago that got an ok reaction online, can get a HUGE reaction when I post it again. It's so true what Jake was saying about ppl not scrolling through your whole profile. Especially on Twitter. I've posted the same sculptures multiple times, ppl don't care.
I'm a teacher with an online class, having the students design characters this week. This is an example I gave them. I wanted to show them something way out there from what I think they'll be making. They all draw anime girls with fox ears, wolves, and zombies
I had someone contact me for free work recently. It was just 'something small, no big deal for someone like me to draw..'
I said I was swamped and couldn't take on new projects at this time. I told them to certainly ask me again in three months.