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Sanding Mira's Faces by DonnKinney Sanding Mira's Faces by DonnKinney
Mira’s face plates look about as excited to be sanded as i am excited about sanding them ;-)

   To get a perfectly smooth surface on my 3-d prints i build up 3-4 layers of primer, between each coat i let the pieces dry 2 days then sand. Once i get the surface to my liking I create a 2 part mold off my 3-d print and cast my finals in resin, its time consuming but in the end i have a nice perfectly smooth cast ready to be painted :-)

  For those that missed it, the Steve store is restocked “for now” Steve and Vince kits as well as all faces plates for Steve and Vince are still available!

  For those who have no idea who Mira is you can see more work on her below :-)
  Mira and Nails bodies (work in progress) by DonnKinney

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ladyiolanthe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
She is so cute. :)
DonnKinney Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
glad you like her, Im soo close to finishing her but my commissions are keeping me from working on the new sculpts (hopefully soon) :-)
ladyiolanthe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Well, it's important to have some income so you can keep eating and do more sculpting! So I guess it's a bit of a vicious cycle, eh?

Does the 3D printing technology help you to streamline your creative and production processes? I guess I don't really know much about how you input the required data so that the computer & printer can print it. Do you sculpt a design, 3D scan it, then refine it on the computer before printing, or do you design it right on the computer and then print it out?
DonnKinney Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
 Yea, its a tricky balance creating work to keep income flowing and at the same time creating new work :-)

 3D printing helps soooo much, im actually trying to save up for a formlabs printer, having my own printer on site would make my work go about 3x times faster.

 Sometimes I sculpt a rough likeness in clay then photo it from the front, top and sides, create a low poly model based on my photos, import my low poly in z-brush to refine and finish.
 Now i mostly model directly in 3D, the more i use the software the more comfortable I'm becoming digitally sculpting free-form :-)
ladyiolanthe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Cool! Thanks for replying. I would have trouble wrapping my head around sculpting in 3D on a computer, I think! So good on you.  :)
Eiko82 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Hehe, I absolutely love her expressions. You really have a talent for creating such diverse and funny facial expressions.

Do you have any idea when you'll be releasing her? Also, what size would she be compared to other MSD-sized girl dolls? I'm just asking so I know where to look for clothing.
DonnKinney Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha thanks, I love creating characters and then trying to express their personalities throuhg their expressions :-) She will be available in either Sept or Oct. I could have her ready in a week or two if i didn't have other paid commissions i was working on.. She will be about 16 inches when finished, I'm sure a bunch of the female Tonner scaled clothes would probably fit her as well as some of the msd clothes.
Eiko82 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Ah cool! Just in time for my birthday in November :D

I look forward to seeing the different facial expressions that you'll come up with for Mira.
FeiRyuzaki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good, I would like to see it ^^
Dave-Wilkins Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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