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Spike from Buffy for Sideshow Collectibles.

This is for the upcoming Spike maquette statue. I was just hired to do the head...

I grew up at a time when Buffy was just hitting airwaves, so I have a lot of fond memories of watching that show. This character was one of my favs, no doubt....back when he was a villian, anyway. hah

sculpted in wax, 1:5 scale.
more to come,
Trev
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Trip-UK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
that is phenomenal how much of a good likeness of James Masters that is.

Your work is so far beyond excellent words fail me, but this piece is way beyond even that point.


wow!
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mus00 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gawd!! You are just crazily talented! I'm going through your gallery and it's completely jawdropping what you can do. The detailing is insane and the likeness is 100% perfection. You're amazing!!!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to look at the work, and I'm really touched that you like it. Much obliged! :)
Trev
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Willowbreez Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!!!!
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:iconmschipper82:
MsChipper82 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
OMG, he needs to come with a body.
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:icontheinkvillain:
TheInkVillain Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was featured here :icongeek-kingdom: simply because it is awesome :D!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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:icongleidsonaraujo:
gleidsonaraujo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Fantastic job!
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:iconaquana19:
Aquana19 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soooooooo awesome!!!!
Great work! *freaking out inside*
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:iconwildcataltana:
WildCatAltana Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
gooood! this is so stunning!!! i'm big fan of Spike, and i can't take my eyes of this sculpture! wanna see it colored
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! The painted prototype turned out very nice, I'm thrilled I got to be part of it.
Trev
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WildCatAltana Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
is there a picture of painted one? maybe you could give me a link? it would be nice)))
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:iconcoulterish:
Coulterish Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
For the sculpt on the head alone, I want that maquette - you did an amazing job.
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!!
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MinorDiscrepancy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lovely. :D Great detail in his hair and the veins on his forehead.
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like the details. They're always the most fun to put in, and surprisingly the least stressful part. :)
Trev
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Tsurera Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
HOLY SHIT AWESOME!

Man the fan girl in me is going nuts. This is so well done, god... I'm amazed.

Bravo!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ha! Well that's a good comment! Glad you like him. I'm really happy to hear it.

As Spike might say, "Kewpie doll for the lady"
Thanks!
Trev
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Eiko82 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Woooooooow, this looks perfect! Great job!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Really happy you like it,
Trev
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iherrero20 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's incredible, I love this sculpt. Fantastic!!...
Where do you get references to shape it?
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I find most of my photo reference of the characters and actors online. I also take screen grabs from the DVDs if necessary. Anything I can find!
Thanks,
Trev
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sueworld Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Ah Spike, my all time favorite Buffyverse character. This is a fantastic piece of work that really does his character justice.
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, Sue!
Trev
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DarrenCarnall Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
just wonderful :)
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Darren!
Trev
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wickedtiger86 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
This is wonderfully done! This is by far the best sculpt of him I've seen. I will be so tempted to buy it when it comes out! *starts saving now . . .
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I really hope you like the final piece.
Trev
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:iconkirneh:
Kirneh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
That is a thing of beauty. Wonderful job!!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks! I really appreciate it,
Trev
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JamesKirkland Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011   Digital Artist
I like the structure on the cheek bones. def makes the resemblance
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
He does have some mean bone structure. ha! :) Thanks!
Trev
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JamesKirkland Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Digital Artist
no worries brutha. keep em comin
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:iconbreyica:
breyica Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is way too awesome.
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! I'm glad you like it,
Trev
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another awesome piece!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!!
Trev
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Alaneye Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Stunning, Trev! He looks exactly right. 1:5 though? That's an odd one, isn't it?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, the Sideshow Buffy statues are 1:5, so they all stand about 14"-15". They do a lot of statues in that scale. The LOTR line, though, is in 1:6 scale, so those statues stand at 12". There are a lot of different scales. It's near impossible to keep every line in scale, due to licensing issues. Some licensing won't allow you to do things a certain size, because other companies already own the rights to do them at that size...it's tricky. :)

Trev
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Hodges-Art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional
Excellent work, Man!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Tom!
Trev
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kara-kedi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, finally a nice Spike figure :D! I might be totally tempted when this one comes out :P...
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I really like the overall statue, which you can see at www.sideshowcollectibles.com

The sculptors and designers did a wonderful job. I'm happy to have been a small part of it.
Trev
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fernandocarvalho Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
What kind of wax is that you use? It is easy to find it or only on specific places?
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I use a wax blend made by an artist named Ralph Cordero. He sells it privately, but anyone can get it if you contact him. It's my favorite blend, but you can also get great waxes from www.willowproducts.com

I have a journal entry up here on deviant art that goes into wax sculpting if you'd like to learn more.
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fernandocarvalho Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Thanks a lot, i'll look for it.
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nightwing-girl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
The fan girl in me just died, love it!!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
I'd love to sculpt a Drusilla to go along with him, but I don't know what Sideshow's plans are for the line.
Trev
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nightwing-girl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
That would be awesome!! Fingers crossed it happens!!
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