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Dumbo
« on: April 23, 2019, 03:40:25 PM »
I thought I'd have a play with making Dumbo today.

I started with the normal elephant shape head I make but felt
this was wrong for Dumbo. It needed a more upright look.


The head came about by a mistake, there was a 160 in the centre of
face and I was going to put eyes either side but it did not look right.
A 260 deflated on the head section and I though it was a 160 so
added an extra 160. Then realised that with a 260 in the centre and
160's either side the look was so much better. So another design
coming about from mistakes.


The trunk section also need check like proportions.


I wanted the front legs to sit in the middle of rear legs,
with the four bubble roll through this did not work so good.
I added a 5th front bubble and moved the position of where
the front legs attached.


The ear shape was wrong and the head neck did not gel nicely together.
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 03:43:27 PM »
This was the picture I was taking inspiration from.

The weave came about from trying to make the ruffles.

It still needs a more ruffled look but I like the weave.
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 03:45:51 PM »
I was happy with the posture of Dumbo, this was what I was looking for.


Are the ears too big?
Can Dumbo's ears ever be too big?
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 03:56:48 PM »
Added a little artwork.
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 09:06:18 AM »
I think the ears look too symmetrical so tried a different idea.
Was looking to make the ruffles around the neck more prominent as well.

A couple of variations.
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 09:07:14 AM »
Using rounds for the ears.
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 09:25:41 AM »
I up sized Dumbo for a Jumbo Dumbo, he he

Made from 350's and 15" hearts for the ears which came about from a suggestion
from Danielle when we were discussing getting the right shape for the ears.


I like the ruffled look as well, more prominent.
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 04:18:19 PM »
I added extra 160 around eyes to make them stand out more.
Then made eyes themselves a lot larger.
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Re: Dumbo
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2021, 10:05:27 PM »
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