I’m unsure if I will be making any full figure sculptures of the main characters or not, but I knew I wanted to do some busts of each so I could have it for reference.
Tom revealed that he never really relied on the maquettes at Disney very much, but he did remember using the sculpture of Mushu for the back of its head. It’s interesting, because that is exactly why I wanted to make these. We both agreed that the Lovey sculpture was probably the weakest, because her facial features are too rounded (too dimensional and realistic, actually) where it needed to be a bit flatter. It was a counter-intuitive thing that I had trained myself not to do (after making too many flat faced sculptures) and it ended up biting me here. However, it is definitely close enough for me to still use as a perspective / angle reference.