The Twi'Lek Project
This Twi'Lek is a miniature I made for my wife's
player character in my Star Wars role playing game. I really wanted
to create a Twi'lek female that looked more like an adventurer than a Slave
girl and my wife wanted her to be a bit taller. My wife is an artist
and she gave me a basic sketch of what she was going for. I pretty
much used the sketch as a guideline but not something I felt I had to stick
to verbatim. The fig ended up being just a tad bit taller and thicker
in the body than I originally intended but I think it still came out pretty
close to my desired effect.
The real problem areas on this mini were the boots
and arms. The boots ended up being a little different in size.
It's not too easy to see unless you pick the miniature up and look at it
but then it becomes painfully clear. Early on in the process of sculpting
this mini I had to cut off part of the right leg because the pants didn't
come down far enough to look balanced with the left leg so I tried the
make the right boot look more squished down which worked out ok because
of the way the leg and foot are positioned. The arms ended up being
a real pain partly because I rushed them to get the miniature finished
for a game. They really are too thin. The lack the believable
mass that I think the rest of the miniature has.
The face was another difficult area. It didn't
turn out quite like I wanted it but I think that is just going to be a
matter of time and practice. I really wanted the chin to be more
pointed and less round to soften the jaw line. The eyes were also
a pain but that is another practice issue.
My wife's character sketch.
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