Sculpting alien skin bases
I find sculpting alien bases a bit therapeutic. I’ve done over 25 designs for my fledgling company, Krakon Games.
Here’s a handy little tutorial showing how I go about it.
First, select a base.
Then roll some putty – enough to cover the surface of the base with about 2mm of thickness.
Wet your thumb and slowly push the putty into the base, right up to the edges.
Take the kemper tool and place the tip back into the holes. Gently drag the wet tool away from the holes, away from the hole. Do not drag through the putty, try to flow with the shape, leaving a light impression.
Do not worry about pulling putty at this stage, it will be smoothed out.
Repeat on the opposite side.
The putty should be more resistant now, so your impressions will be more subtle. Draw new lines, starting at the wound, moving away.
Use both ends of the tool and complete cover the surface with lines – be as gentle as possible to give faint impressions, rather than cracks. This gives the impression of a skin-like surface.
For finer details, push the tool into the putty at a few places, creating “nostrils”. Also, try dotting some lines within the deeper cracks on the surface.
If you have a suitable rolling tool, make some small tendrils and place them into the orifices.
This base, and many others, will be available to purchase on Krakon Games shortly.