someone asked me to write a tutorial for them, so here you go
By Gats [tumblr]
How I feel when ever anyone asks me how to make Alien headpieces. Really. Good work comes from making lots and lots of other work. Much of it will be crap, or fail at some point but you have to do that so you gain muscle and mental memory to be able to later on just do things as if by magic.
I can pleat like the wind. I can pattern like the wind but I have like… 20 years of that. Ditto with sculpting- 30 years. I have never not made things since childhood. It wasn’t a passtime when I was bored of dolls or adventures outside. It was my main focus.
Can’t teach anything to by pass all that just to meet a deadline.