Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Interview: Sculptor ReevzFX

 I am a great admirer of sculptor ReevzFX work. His highly detailed stunning pieces has made him one of the most sought after commissioners in the world of costuming. Reevz took some time to chat with the Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog about his craft and his thoughts on Hollywood's take on Superhero costumes.

Victoria: How long have you been sculpting?

Reevz: About 7 years. I tried sculpting in high school but was more of a comic book artist. The more time passed, I connected with industry pros online and figured I'd try my hand at sculpting masks and I've been doing it ever since.

Victoria: How long does it take to create a cowl?

Reevz: Depends on the design and the deadline. Normally I block everything out in a a few hours, then I spend about a day or so getting the forms even and work on the symmetry. Then I spend another few days detailing and surface cleaning. The sculpting process goes pretty fast if it's something I'm doing for myself but most times a client will change the design along the way which adds more time to the final sculpting process. I then seal the sculpt, make the mold and once that is finished I am able to produce the castings. The whole process from sculpt to casting normally takes about 3-4 weeks.

Victoria: What's the most difficult cowl or accessory you've created?

Reevz:  The new Wolverine cowl was pretty tricky. The mold needed to be done a certain way to keep the castings seamless. Also casting then in 2 colors is pretty laborious.

Victoria: What's your favorite piece you have made?

Reevz: Probably my ManBat mask. It was one of those commissions that came out better than I had envisioned. I was sad when I had to ship it out to the customer. I wanted to keep it

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