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I haven't been on here a while. I sort of abandoned the internet because I was too shattered to be bothered. I started work on Special Effects for a film called Everest. About Everest the mountain believe it or not. It was full on, hard core work; carrying 25kg bags of assorted salts (for spin drift) up a replica of the peak of Everest that was built on the 007 stage at Pinewood studios. I think we used 20+ tons of fine table salt and epsom salts. It was fun blowing salt into Jake Gyllenhaal's beardy face. His face basically oozed mucus and liquid from every orifice. During the shoot I busted my shoulder… the one that carries the arm I use that has the hand on the end. Carrying equipment and salt did it for me. I am an artist and not very good at pretending to be a fork-lift truck. Hats off to the SFX technicians who's hard labour gets lost in the haze of Computer generated effects.

While recovering from my war wound I decided to go small and start on my faerie models. I've been procrastinating about a Faerie exhibition for thousands of years… so I've started to create it.

The first one has already made a DD and isn't finished yet. It depicts the king of snails - Ri na Seilidi. To come is The Mushroom man or 'Ceann Beacán'… a seemingly popular character and too many. Things that have been cooking in my head since I was shown how to suck nectar from a clover flowerhead… don't ask. ;)

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Ben Phillips
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United Kingdom
I am a jack of most artistic trades and master of none.

I have worked in the film industry in Special Effects, Creature & Makeup Effects, Prop modellers and the art department... I have been called a department 'tart' by my peers. :)

Although I do arty stuff for a profession... it is my personal stuff that actually means something to me and my love of fantasy and faerie law that drives it.
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safyia110 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Such lovely creations!
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Bedeekin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou Safyia110!
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safyia110 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
anytime~  ^^
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melted7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Favorite and the Watch my friend I appreciate it:)
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Bedeekin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey no problem. your sculpting's really natural. I can imagine you're going to turn out some amazing stuff. You'll find no problem getting work in the film industry.

Have you dabbled with Zzbrush?
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melted7 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I have never tried it, do you think it's worth it?
Honestly I was always against Zbrush, but I will definitely give it a try.

oh and Thank you very much, that really means a lot.
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Bedeekin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's definitely worth it. I resisted because it was 'digital'... but I had to move with the times on a big film and picked it up pretty quickly. It's perfect for traditional sculptors. You can either create stuff from a ball of virtual 'clay' without worrying about 'polygons' or you can learn it deep and open yourself up to 3D modelling. I still prefer traditional. ;)
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AlefBet1228 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Infected Mushroom found your "Mushroom Man" via twitter and they asked me if they could use it in their pinterest page. I tweeted them with a link to here. It'd be really cool to see it there.
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Bedeekin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And thanks.
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Bedeekin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YES!!! by all means.. awesome.
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