It’s been a fairly uneventful news day, so it seems like a good time to share this cool feature from DC Collectibles. They take a look at three different figures from their DC Designer Series, and talk about the challenges in creating those figures. They look at the concept and artwork, the original clay sculpt and then the final figure. It’s a pretty fun read, and it’s always cool to see the whole process laid out by companies. Here’s a snippet:
It’s one of our more exciting, original lines, but it’s not without its challenges. Nailing down the artist’s very particular style can be difficult. Especially since we’re talking about a style developed for 2D, hand drawn art, not for 3D sculpture.
In these illustrations, you can see some of our sculptors working though a number of issues, particularly in the head sculpt as they try to capture the unique traits of three of our most popular artists.
Articulation is limited in this line, as adding too much would compromise the look of the character. (Though we try to add as many articulation points as possible!) You also may have noticed that paint application is key, as well. All three artists use unique coloring schemes in the comics, so when painting our action figures, a lot of technique and thought comes into play.
You can check out the full article Here.