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snail on a shroom by BenPhillips
snail on a shroom
a little polymer clay sculpt I put together for my niece's birthday. I only managed to grab this picture of it.
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Hagrid Maquette by BenPhillips
Hagrid Maquette
This was a 1/6 scale maquette made whilst I worked in the creature department on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

The reason it was made was 2-fold. The main reason was so we could scale the characters against each other for size reference. I also sculpted a centaur and a Harry based upon the proposed heights. The other reason it was made so that we had a cool Hagrid sculpt.

Gel coat and bronze powder.
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Hagrid Maquette by BenPhillips
Hagrid Maquette
This was a 1/6 scale maquette made whilst I worked in the creature department on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

The reason it was made was 2-fold. The main reason was so we could scale the characters against each other for size reference. I also sculpted a centaur and a Harry based upon the proposed heights. The other reason it was made so that we had a cool Hagrid sculpt.

Gel coat and bronze powder.
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Ri na Seilidi and Myasma Nettlebrook by BenPhillips
Ri na Seilidi and Myasma Nettlebrook
Sap trader and nomad of the New Forest, Myasma Nettlebrook and Rí na Seilidí (King Snail) his trusty and slimy steed - weather permitting of course.
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Ri na Seilidi by BenPhillips
Ri na Seilidi
Sap trader and nomad of the New Forest, Myasma Nettlebrook and Rí na Seilidí (King Snail) his trusty and slimy steed - weather permitting of course.
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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 apparently. Basically, things that have been cooking in my head since I was shown how to suck nectar from a clover flowerhead when I was a child… don't ask. ;)

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Ben Phillips
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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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TunasFishbowl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Your snails are awsome! :D what a great idea ^^
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BenPhillips Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks… much appreciated.
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SaschaNightstar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I love your snails.  They are so cute!!!
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BenPhillips Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaw.. thanks. Snails are though aren't they? I'm going to do other things as part of the project… mushrooms… also other bugs. I really want to make the frog king.
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SaschaNightstar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
That would be awesome!
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safyia110 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such lovely creations!
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BenPhillips Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou Safyia110!
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safyia110 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  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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BenPhillips 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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