“You’re a wizard, Harry!”- new resin sculpt

This past Friday was my wife Nicki’s birthday. I had bought her the latest Harry Potter Lego video game earlier for it, and that kind of inspired me to do a resin sculpt for her.

I got started early last week, but didn’t get finished until Sunday afternoon- which was still officially “birthday weekend”! šŸ˜‰

He was made from Magic Sculpt– a 2 part resin. I roughed out the form in aluminum foil (to save on resin), and slowly built up layers and details. I started off with the body and head, then arms, hands, wand, scarf, snitch, glasses, etc. I then sanded, primed, painted him with acrylics, and sprayed a fixative over him. Final height us approximately 6″ tall.

Even though he was simple in design, I wanted to throw in some details- like his scar, scarf, the golden snitch, andĀ Gryffindor house colors. Used mostly my hands and some water to sculpt it, but also used one or two simple sculpting tools, an X-Acto knife, and a Dremel. Used Super-Glue gel and small snips of wire to glue/pin parts.

Nicki is a HUGE Harry Potter fan, and was playing her HP Lego game while I worked on finishing him up.

He was a fun project, and now has a home in her fangirl room! I like making presents for my wife, and she’s already got a few others in mind for me to do…



Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- HaveGeekWillTravel.com. Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Panchoā€™s, McDonaldā€™s and Fitzgeraldā€™s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channelā€™s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michaelā€™s first book ā€“ Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad ā€œBā€ Flick?, and Comic Geek Speakā€™s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald Houseā€™s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ā€˜A-Teamā€™ and Nightmarez/HauntedWeb.com co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the ā€œSuperman Of Metropolisā€ award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 Presidentā€™s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the Presidentā€™s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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