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Executioner Sculpture Back by artanis-one Executioner Sculpture Back by artanis-one
My entry for the Resident Evil :Envision the Executioner contest.
View of back. Detail shot.

Let me start off by saying this was the most challenging thing I ever had to make.

Mostly because of the time limit, I started about 1 and a half weeks ago and employed every technique I had every learned about sculpture and painting. I used welding for the axe which is an actual metal blade, who claimed its first casualty during production. (me, index finger while sharpening – doh). It weighs about 1.43 lbs, I took it to a meat market and had it put on the food scale and my sculpture can hold the axe using his hands without having it being attached permanently. I also sculpted his whole body and Apron separately. Then made a stand out of scrap metal for his meat hooks and forged his meat hooks out of steel rods, Everything save for the chain was hand made by me. Progress shots can be found on my website

I first looked at the character, who is this executioner, a giant who wields an equally immense weapon. So I thought about real life people who reminded me of him, I looked at actor, Nathan Jones and Eric “butterbean” Esch, who is a big guy and can really knock people out and also sumo wrestlers who are immensely strong athletes. I studied their physiques I began to get an idea of his physical characteristic. Using the ecorché
Method I created the body, a hybrid of a strong man who had a lot of mass. I looked at the video game images and also the toy, I noticed that the NECA’s version of the Executioner was a bit off. The forearms were really scrawny, and I felt that if someone that needs to wield such a big weapon, his legs were too small, so I decided to create what I think is more a more adequate body type, someone with huge latissimus dorsai and trapezius for lifting and pulling and also strong calves and quads from always having dead weight around him.
So I hope you enjoyed this sculpture.

Additional views will also be up
Figure measures 12 inches approx, Axe is 18 inches in total length.

Thank you for your time.
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HannieMcDiz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Did you paint this??
artanis-one Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yeah, I used acrylic paint and acrylic polymer to thin it out.
HannieMcDiz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
you did a fantastic job! you could make alot of money for stuff like taht!
UnderworldDJ Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very amazing <3 The back detail makes it even better~ I love all the nails and screws and hooks :D
artanis-one Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010   Traditional Artist

Figure: Mesh, Steel Epoxy, Aluminum, Tin Foil, Super Sculpey and Sculpey III mix, Resin Epoxy (Magic Sculpt)

Axe: Steel blade, Cedar mallet, Super sculpey. Steel accents on mallet. Resin Epoxy for Handle.

Stand: Welded Rebar, Hooks made of steel. Head/arm made with Super Sculpey/Sculpey III Mix.

Chopping block: Casted concrete.

Paints: Acrylic paint.
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Submitted on
September 7, 2010
Image Size
5.0 MB


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Shutter Speed
10/250 second
Focal Length
66 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 8, 2010, 1:25:44 AM