Let's play with the insanely talented Paul Harding!
How did you start working dimensionally?
I began working dimensionally in an effort to impress a newly-formed contact in the toy industry. This was my first real experience with someone who was responsible for the things that gave me the most pleasure as a child-- action-figures. The rare, beautiful sculpt on a toy would immediately become a favorite posession and the not-so-rare awful sculpt always haunted me.
Please describe your working process.
In terms of my medium of choice, I use a wax-like clay called castilene to rough out sculpts. Then I mold them and cast in my own version of "hasbro" wax to finish. Other than that, just a bunch of small tools do the job... oh yeah, and a digital waxer to drip on wax and carve away.
What do you enjoy the most about working dimensionally?
What I most enjoy about 3 dimensions is that I can see all angles to a subject. With 2d art the subject is limited to one heartless angle. It can seem more difficult to achieve the results that I originally had in mind.
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