Hey there! Thank you very much for your input on this crazy idea of mine, I would say that I am crafty and artsy.... to sorts I have my BA in Art, and am a Digital artist.... problem here though is that I have no real sculpting experience.
I LOVE your analogy to making a mural must do some other painting first! Spot on!
The more and more I think about it, and try to analyze the shapes ( which is even more difficult because I can not zoom that close in Diablo) I am starting to think the wizard idea might be just to much to attempt for my first, very complex shapes and curves.
What are your thoughts about shifting gears to.....Mage PvP Set:http://bit.ly/103Knr1
My plan of attack would be to do the weapon first:
http://bit.ly/Z4m1AG or http://bit.ly/Z4mfYB
to fully gain the idea of how I do with the sculpting, and the expandable foam.... If I can not wrap my brain around the weapon the shoulders would only be more challenging.
As for the sewing, I plan on going to take a class first ( along side of working on weapon) to see if I can even wrap my brain around it all before I buy a machine. I checked and my local joannes does infact have a class
$25 investment before I make a super investment is worth the gamble I think.
I really could use the skills of sewing, I am always making outfits here and there for Half marathons I dress up for in Disney but everything I do is held together with hot glue lol!Also I always go all out for halloween, and have great ideas but end up paying some to do rather simple things like add fabric on the the bottom of dresses because its to much to take on by hand lol
As for the dress, I am figuring I am looking at about 6 layers, and figured that the shoulders I would need to work in three pieces that would be brought all together.
Trying to decide if I can figure out the helm or not or will be transmoging
BUT please stop me now if you think this new one is more ambitious than the first
Thank you all again for all the help and guidance it is so great there is a place like this to chat with experienced designers