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The Head of John Romero

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I started sculpting this Sunday night.

This is a reference photo I took of my ugly mug to help me get the profile view right for a face contorted into a painful scream (and, yes, I need to shave):



This is what I got done Sunday. Pretty happy with everything up to this point except that the ears are way too big.



More progress I made this morning. In addition to getting most of the base done I tinkered with the head some more as well. I was thinking of doing rooted hair, but I haven't the foggiest idea where my ziplock of black doll hair went, so I guess I'll be sculpting it.

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I don't get it, your head is the head of John Romero?

anyway very interesting project. for some reason I sometimes imagine a female version of the icon of sin with Raluca's head on a stick.

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Shapeless: No, my head isn't the head of John Romero--I needed a visual reference for how a head looks screaming from the side--the DOOM II sprite is only a front view. Instead of just making it up, I took a photo of myself to work from.

Lord_Z: You didn't have to wait long . . . :D







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Yeah, that's surely the revenant that stands in front of the boss head in level 30 on Ultra-Violence skill.

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Shapeless/exp(x): I was thinking about sending it to Romero, but didn't know if I should. Since you guys think I ought to, I just sent him an email with the finished photos. Hopefully he likes it!

Nebula-Kristian/myk: Yeah, Mr. Revenant gets around--most likely he just thinks standing next to John's head will help him pick up undead chicks.

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Well the revenant surely should get all the attention he needs in hell from undead chicks because he has his famous red pants on :D :D

PS. I'm sure Romero will like it!

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I want this lol.

Totally good idea of using your own head for a referance, the finished result turned out awesome. It looks so damn epic. Also the one pic with the revenant made me chuckle.

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Thanks for the comments guys!

Well, John Romero put the photo collage up in the fan art gallery on his site, which can be found here:

http://romero.smugmug.com/gallery/138843_Q3h7B#5085167_egnUa

Creaphis: All joking aside, while I don't consider it articulation per se, the head can rotate around the pole it's stuck on. I don't know that there'd be a whole lot more that one could do with a decapitated head. You could make the jaws and eyes open/close, and maybe the hair move, but the design is fairly limited in that respect.

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They don't seem to allow hotlinking in Fortunecity.

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Outstanding work, MmM! Definitely one of your best so far. The painting is excellent, really in-line with the original Doom palette. The gibs at the base of the stake impressed me as well, very professional looking.

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The final product looks nice, but I'm glad you took in-progress pictures because I think this and this collage are by far the creepiest/most repulsive versions (in a good way of course).

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The unpainted one reminds me of the Alien androids, which were all white under their skin.

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Thanks for the additional comments, guys. I don't know why, but I frequently get comments from people who like my stuff better unpainted/unfinished--I guess people dig that whole crispy fried look or something.

Believe it or not, one of Romero's current co-workers e-mailed me the other day inquiring if I was interested in selling it to him. :D

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MmM said:

Believe it or not, one of Romero's current co-workers e-mailed me the other day inquiring if I was interested in selling it to him. :D

Niiice. Remind him that it's a MmM original 1 of 1, so it's going to cost him dearly lol.

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