Translate lizard foot skins on carved wax and color exploring

In last stage, I carved wax and using silica gel to translate lizard skin, and colored them afterwards.

Based on my research on lizard foot textures and more exploration of colors, I carved another pieces of wax to translate skins. Differ from last time, I added dry color powder into liquid silica gel and colored them into another visual results.

Compared with last time, I prefer this result.

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Structure & translating surface samples

These samples are results of  3D printed clear resin combined with silica gel casting surface.

I used the carved metal piece as mould, and put silica gel on it, got a result of casting translated surface. I attached this silica surface on the 3D print shells and colored them,  got a result like this purple&yellow one.

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Another 3D print shell—-print into whole piece and using soft material to make connectors

3D print should better be used for tiny and more complicated pieces. This time I still use 3D print to make this shell, but I adjust it into a harder for handmade but better for my structure design one.

My experiment plan for this shape as a unit of the structure is using soft connectors to connect them. Because this would be a small whole piece, I don’t need to open it and set the connectors, in this way the units could be more stable individually.

And for this repetition design, I would make mould to repeat more of them after casting and polishing. Lets see how this gonna work after making out the samples.

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