I got the Rogue in a few days ago and I have to say its really awesome. I preordered the AH Black Queen Statue on sideshows websites. The only thing I kinda dont like is that the nose is a little two rounded. I would assume that her nose would be a bit pointy. Nonetheless its an awesome statue.
firstly I wanted to say wow! beautiful work such a high standard of finish, you have some skills my friend. when you sculpt for big companies like Sideshow I guess you have to go about the sculpting process in a different way, as it needs to be cast. Do you build a telescopic armature for that? The other thing I was wondering was whether you get supplied with orthographics of the characters or are you working from a single illustration?
Much time and thought is put into the reveal. Sideshow contracts the work from artists such as myself, or Trevor Grove or the Gore Group, so it's not really the artists' vision, and its not really ours to reveal the product. Not only is it improper for the artist to reveal the work early, it's otherwise unheard of in just about any other industry. The team that designs and assembles an automobile cannot reveal any information about the product, that would amount to industrial espionage. For some reason, people assume that because we work in an industry that's viewed as artistic we should be able to show the work in progress, as an artistic endeavor. I think that may be due to ego, much the same as needing credit on a piece. Recognition is nice, but let's face it, I'm not sculpting the Tim Miller line, so credit is superfluous to the paycheck. When the AH! Rogue Comiquette was revealed, Sideshow assembled a video clip of all of the WIP shots I had taken and sent to them and posted on their site. I think that's more than sufficient. As far as I'm concerned, the finished product is all that matters, and Sideshow, or any client, will reveal that product when their ready, at their discretion.
Believe me, there are some projects that I'm busting at the seams waiting for the reveal, but I could probably benefit from learning a bit more patience.