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Vince by DonnKinney Vince by DonnKinney

Finally took a decent photo of Vince last night!.

Ive had most of Vinces design finalized for nearly 5 years now and Ive been working on his model for nearly a year and up until just a few weeks ago he was just a bunch of grey clay sculpted parts. (see pic below)

  The most rewarding bit of the whole process is during that magic 12th hour when you make the final molds, cast the parts in all the appropriate resins (Vince has 5 different resins in him) when you begin to paint and see the final colors and surfaces on a piece, you pop in the eyes and suddenly you no longer have a sculpture but a character.

for those who would like to see the edited un-jointed photo check out my tumblr page. donnkinney.tumblr.com/
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Lylith Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's really amazingly one and looks so badass. I have the feeling that he could make a really cool Casey Jones doll too.
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DonnKinney Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! making a Casey Jones mod with him would be really cool! :D
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Lylith Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome. it's a truly incredible doll with a lot of personality.

I think so, yeah :D
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nork Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn! this looks really cool. love the colors man! All the little details really sets it up to just look like the character not just a "doll". Awesome work!
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DonnKinney Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot man, that cool sketch you did of him was good inspiration! :-) Im really happy to have him finally finished, got 2 more im hoping to have done before the new year or early next year.
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:iconcjm99:
love this so much - so not your traditional doll
$$x:rockkoutt:x$
 
is the process of casting your own terribly messy and difficult? any links on good tutorials or advice for beginners at home who might want to dabble in a new medium?
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DonnKinney Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you! casting is very messy and difficult, but with practice anyone can learn to do it :-). Im hoping to get some decent tutorials up, i used to have a mold making tutorial but when i updated my website i deleted it.
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:iconcjm99:
You are welcome :)
keen to see what comes next and how you plan to use this group.

I'm a little scared of trying casting, have done some small clear resin pours into random items I used as molds to try make some eyes. No idea what happened but it was sticky for weeks(months even?) I'm worried about touching it for fear of melting fingerprints into my clear 2 part resin - sigh

I live in awe of your powers over casting! lol
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briescha Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I still love the cartoon style. Makes me forget it's a BJD!
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DonnKinney Oct 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :-) Im having a lot of fun working this style, Its really liberating :D
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