I'm so glad to see these. Ok let me start off by saying I love them all <3 The trunks especially has really peaked my interest. But now from a critical standpoint:
Broly - Looks perfect, but the face is un broly-esque. Still you were aware of that, and I can imagine how hard it can be to sculpt a face. Gotenks - Just the belt like you said before, looks pretty cool anyways though. Gohan - Gohan looks awesome, I like how he looks like gohan instead of goku face-wise. Did you use a goku face or a different figure? Trunks - I love Trunks! This figure looks so good, I might take a look at him on ebay. Do you mind taking a pic of two from behind? Bulma - Didn't expect to see this at all. It looks wonderful! I like how the eyes look, they really capture bulma's sneakyness ahha Great custom, and loving all your work my friend!
The Broly looks really nice. What he's missing is a subtle nuance that only long-time fans or other artists/customizers would notice, and that's that his face isn't entirely the right shape. He has a significantly longer chin/jaw than a standard DBZ character (Goku, Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien, Trunks, and basically everybody else who practically has the exact same eyes, nose, and face shape), and a narrower face. He also has an oddly long neck in the movies too. That's stuff that only hardcore fans would notice, so I am not criticizing your work for it, though you can understand why Adrenaline and others might, because they have a vision of what he's supposed to look like in their heads. My one complaint is that the face doesn't appear to be the same color as the rest of the skin, but hey... sometimes I mess that up too since I paint parts separately and not always at the same time. You did paint it right? It isn't just standard figuarts Goku skin is it? If regular skin, I rate 8.5/10 with 1 point missing because the face isn't the right shape and .5 missing because the skin doesn't match, if painted, 9/10, for the less picky DBZ fan, I'd rate it 9.5/10. Really great. The sculpting looks sweet and I love the fabric skirt, how did you make that skirt? Is there wire inside? Did you sew it? Did you glue it?
Gotenks has funny skinny hips but looks very good otherwise.
USS Trunks looks a bit inflatable, like he's about to pop. It only really bugs me when I look at the side of the legs. Very unnatural muscle shaping, but to be fair, it kind of was pretty unnatural in the anime as well. I notice the arms looking very unnatural in the pic with the Vegeta head as well. I have this same criticism about some of your other heavily muscled characters like Frieza 100% and some other bulky one you made... can't remember who. The shape of the muscles just isn't human-like enough. The armor could have been a bit more 3D. Nice job overall though.
Gohan's hair looks a little over detailed, but other than that super nice.
Is the backside of Bulma not sculpted at all? It looks like there's nothing done to her back behind her arms, so I think you only sculpted the front of her shirt. I'm not sure what to say about her because I'm not sure if she is a work in progress or finished. You said you ran out of clay, so I'm guessing she isn't finished.
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Post by 1andonly5711 on Oct 13, 2014 14:13:50 GMT -6
Adrenaline brolys face is ssj goku . The hair is trunks . It's the same design as I did on my first one Ss gotenks. It was and someone told me to shave the belt thinner Ultimate Gohan. I see what you mean I shouldn't have just dry brushed him Trunks is my first time sculpting armor like this. Any advice?
Post by 1andonly5711 on Oct 13, 2014 14:25:18 GMT -6
vedreta thank you sir. For Broly I might switch the head. Gotenks the belts allows him to move at the waist still also. I forgot to show that. Gohan. It's goku. It looks like that because I painted it black then red then skin Trunks sure I'll try to tonight. Bulma. I'm glad I have got a lot of people liking a unexpected charater like her. I may do more like chi chi and ox king if she dose well
Post by Adrenaline on Oct 13, 2014 14:32:13 GMT -6
Exactly, Trunks, Goku, both have similar SS faces for the most part, but they aren't Broly and that's the point I'm making. The only reason it's really bothering me is because the rest of him is so good, that it's really easy to notice. I'm not sure if you have sculpted a face yet, but you should try it. In fact, you wouldn't have to make anything new. Sand the cheeks/jaw down like Branjita mentioned and reshape the eyes. Both features should be smaller than they are on Trunks or Goku. I also noticed his hair is a little longer in the back, but that isn't too big an isuue.
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Attached is some artwork by Akira Toriyama for his character design. It may not be too helpful, but it's attached anyway since I happened to run across it in my pics.
I also attached one of Goku so you can compare their faces.
Again, it's really only something nitpicky people like Adrenaline and I probably notice, but Broly's face is generally thin, long, and has a big chin. Just wanted to share in case you wanted to see it. It's just one of those minor things that makes Broly, Broly, kind of like how how changing the eye shape on Goku can make him look more like Yamcha than not doing it.
Might as well make this for you and anybody else who cares since I already had most of the pics open:
Also, not all artwork is created equal. There are plenty of pics where Yamcha (especially) is drawn like crap during Cell Saga. The animators did the best they could.
Sometimes the manga is the best reference, but then you run into problems where the manga designs don't look like the anime ones. For example, Perfect Cell has eyes like Android 17 and 18 in many early scenes after he became "perfect" and at times looks like Frieza form 4 or Cooler. In the anime, he has eyes more like Vegeta, Piccolo, etc. and a face that is pretty angular with a long jaw. I prefer to disregard the manga drawings of Cell because that isn't what Cell looks like to me.
Cell looks like the colored pics to me (from the anime).
Post by 1andonly5711 on Oct 13, 2014 18:00:26 GMT -6
Adrenaline I'm not capable of doing very good faces at the moment. However I am going to find a way to do them and take some art classes as well. @vr that's a cool idea. But I have the head for the dbz one
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Trunks is my first time sculpting armor like this. Any advice?
you could just make raised pieces on the edges (like I think you did on king cold) and maybe sand them down so they aren't too chunky and just add some putty to raise out the chest pieces, this should stop it from looking flat. (all probably easier said than done though!)
I also like the sculpting on your Brolly lower trousers, it looks like you did things a little different than some of your other clothing sculpts.