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BJD Gargoyle Assembled 1 by ShinigamiDuoLover BJD Gargoyle Assembled 1 by ShinigamiDuoLover
I don't know if its mentioned below, so I going to add this: When I started Nicodemus, by BJD Gargoyle, I didn't have any BJDs at the time. So my only reference for jointing were pictures I began finding on the internet. I wasn't until 3 months later that I actually SAW a BJD in person for the first time. And it wasn't until 7-7 1/2 months after I started Nicodemus that I got my first BJD!

Edit: Oh, just so you BJD people know, he's not strung in ANYWAY here. He's nothing but clay, soft clay, CAREFULLY proped together. Don't ask my how his legs are not falling over.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I have "officially" named him Nicodemus. Yes, Nicodemus. I've always LOVED that name, it just so interesting!!!

Edit: I just wanted to add that there is something about this picture that I absolutely LOVE!!! I don't know what it is...... He just looks so smexy when put together and at this angle.

Here's another update for the male gargoyle BJD I'm sculpting. Here's what his body looks like "ruffly" assembled.

Incase people are wondering, he's about 80cm if he were to stand(31.5 in) and is sculpted with chavant clay. Yeah, I know, he's a BIG boy.

And I do at some time plan to make a female one too, but that'll probably come after I make my mom her FFXII Fran doll.

I forgot to mention that this pic is somewhat outdated and that the bend in his torso has been moved from the middle of his abdomen/stomach to right below his pectoral/chest muscles.

Edit: This is for :iconkatfrog08:, who wanted to know pretty much EVERYTHING that is going into making Nicodemus, my Gargoyle BJD.

Who: Ahhhhh....... Me?! ShinigamiDuoLover(a.k.a. Angela). I have named my "BJD" Nicodemus. I've always LOVED this name after seeing "The Secert of NIMH" as a child.

What: A Ball Jointed Doll sculpture. It is made out of Chavant clay. The Chavant I use does not air dry, but it cannot be baked either..... Which I am kind of regretting right now because I want to cast him into resin later. But for right now the Chavant is working. I used the Chavant because I like working with it better than Sculpey.

When: Lets see, when did I start this project............? Um, according to my Photoshop file, I started this on or around April 29th, 2009. I say my Photoshop file because I used a sketch I did in Photoshop to help reference anatomy and size of his body. When do I plan to have him finished? My goal is to have him finished sculpte AND cast in resin before the end of the year. I even have my eyes on some stuff for rubber molds and the resin I want, but I'll save all that for another deviation.

Where: Where am I sculpting this? Ahhhhhhh, my room, which is located in San Diego, CA. Nicodemus here has taken over my desk area, as well as a small craft table that happens to be the SAME exact height as the pull out section for my keyboard............. which I don't really use anyways because I have a laptop.

How: How did I sculpt him?! How does any sculptor sculpt their..... sculpture? Lol, tounge twister. I attended the Art Institute of California - San Diego. I have a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Media Arts in Animation. I'm telling you all this because my background covers animation, and I took TWO Sculpting for Animation classes, which is where I learned to sculpt from.
How am I sculpting Nicodemus? First I did a sketch to figure out how I wanted his anatomy to look. The sketch can be seen here: [link] . I made the sketch so I could print it out in pieces and glue the pieces together so I would have an accurate, to size, reference of my doll. I then took styrofoam(however you spell it) and shaped it to the size of my doll, except that I left about an inch around all the areas of his body so I could apply the clay. This saved me money on clay. When I start sculpting, I pretty much just sculpt out the basic form and then add the detail later.

And Why: This wasn't in the information request, but I thought I'd throw it in here anyways. I started sculpting Nicodemus, my Gargoyle BJD, because I could not afford my own BJD(still can't) and thought it would be cheaper to make one rather than buy one. So far, that is very true. Why a Gargoyle? I was really inspired by the BJD website, SOOM! OMG.... I. LOVE. SOOM. They have so many beautiful anthro dolls! And SOOM is pretty much the only BJD website that offers LARGE anthro type dolls, besides SOULDOLL'S centaur Chrion, which I also want. But the anthro dolls are so interesting and beautiful. I figured if I make a doll that is REALLY different, then other people would want to buy him, allowing me to earn money to buy other BJDs.

Hope that all makes sense and that you enjoyed it! I really hope you did, because it took a good deal of time to write this up! Lol, just kidding. Wait, did you really make it this far?! 0_o Wow, kuddos to you!
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Sudria Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Оооо! обожаю монументализм!
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:iconshinigamiduolover:
ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! (used google translate, lol)
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BoomBuzz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to see the finished project.
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:iconkusike123:
kusike123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
did you make him if you did thats really good
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:iconshinigamiduolover:
ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I am in the process of making him. Thank you very much.
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kusike123 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
your welcome
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tkoverkamp Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
He's pretty fabulous!
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:iconshinigamiduolover:
ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I really need to finish him though.
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DarkExorsus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is one awesome BJD design there. I'm more into designing clothes for my BJD my mom is going to teach me how to sew and I'll be buying the fabrics myself. I have a sketch book dedicated to outfits
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Cas-simian Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I see that someoen was eyeballing cuprit on their laptop screen back there, ma'am. Xb
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, indeed I was. I always see that every time I look at this picture. I'm glad I decided to get her instead of Beryl.
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LinChai-Vleymore Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Final Fantasy Fran doll? I could spare a penny or two for one of those. :o
This doll is amazing...Do you offer custom, if one were to request? There is quite the chance I would buy from you. ^.~
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. What do you mean in terms of custom? Custom on this doll, or a completely new doll. I may be willing to do custom/commission dolls, but only if the commissioner would allow me to sell that doll to other buyers. Other than that, I don't think it would be cost productive for me. But this is all just speculation, as I haven't had the opportunity to finish the doll above.
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LinChai-Vleymore Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are welcome. ^.~
What I mean is, if I were to, say, design or commission a one-of-a-kind doll for you to make, are you willing to make it? I would be most willing to buy if you decide to make one for me. The price is yours to make. :)
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its something I've actually considered when I began the process of making this guy. As of right now, I say no, just because I haven't finished this boy, and I really have no idea on how to cast dolls into resin. Now, If I could get this guy completed and get my own doll line going, then I would consider doing one of a kind commission. But the prices would more than likely be high for all the materials that would be needed.
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LinChai-Vleymore Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
It makes sense. Most dolls are very expensive; I paid a fortune for mine. xD I wish you luck for the future, then. I am here if you change your mind, by any chance. Just let me know. :)
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ronnieradkelover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
So is he done?
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No, unfortunately. And I'm not sure if he will ever be finished. I think I've lost my desire to work on him. I haven't done anything with him for about 2 years...
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ronnieradkelover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Awwie :c but he's so shexxi:3 ugh I wish I could help but I suck at hair on dolls.
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, its just the fact that he's still in clay form. I need to finish sculpting him and then figure out how to cast him into resin. And I have no idea on how I want to do his wings...
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ronnieradkelover Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Oohh I see hmmm maybe look around the Internet a bit or pay someone todo it.
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xelacosplay Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I would soooooo buy this
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I hope I can some day finish him.
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WipDeeDoo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
this is really good!
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ariemea Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
XD Thanks for the kudos... Also, great work on the doll! :)
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ariemea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
:)NP
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FxckingXReality Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Hey look it's Celine Dion in doll form! (I always joked with my friends that she's a gargoyle
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's funny!

At first I was like, "She's too pretty to look like Celine Dion... 0_o?!"

She's so pretty. And that purple resin... I'd be crazy to pass her up.
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psychosispuppet Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Writer
He is so AWESOME! He's so detailed, and his claws look amazing! How on earth did you get the Chavant to cooperate and make functioning joints?
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. He still needs more detailing. This image is old, and his torso design has changed, along with his head! This is what he looks like right now: [link] . The Chavant works pretty good with the joints. I might need to do some sanding once he's been cast, but it works decently right now.
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Raflessiasyrup Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
ohhhh this is soo cool!!! i am making a bjd too, You can see it in my gallery;)
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

I'll be sure to check it out.
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MiyukiSayumitsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i think i want him...
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I DO plan to make copies to sell once I have him complete! I would be so honored if people loved him enough to buy him! I should resume work on him with in the next week. Keep watching, you may never know...
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MiyukiSayumitsu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i would SO buy him :O
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AnimeLoveLolli Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist
maybe stupid question but how big is it cause it look really huge n.n"
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He's about 80 cm (31.5) in this picture, that's if his legs were straight and he was laying flat. But I think his legs might be a little too short, so I plan to make them longer, making him taller. So yeah, he's really big.
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AnimeLoveLolli Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist
:D still it's awesome i'm thinking of making one too only not so long ^.^ and a human so start simple :P
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

Yes, smaller and human would make things much easier and simple. I wish you luck!
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AnimeLoveLolli Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist
n.n thanks hope i can do it :3
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limegreenelmo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
o.0
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
0_o What?! Good? Bad? Freaky? Ugly?
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limegreenelmo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
odd lol but nicely done
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, thank you very much.
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limegreenelmo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
no prob
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Archie-The-RedCat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Im very impressed.. I hope someday I can made sumthing like this to.. :)
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Zetsuclub Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
how big is it?
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ShinigamiDuoLover Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
He's around 80 cm tall right now, but I think his legs are a little short, so he'll probably end up being taller than that.
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