Geeky Collectors are Mad for David Ostman’s 3D Printable Superhero Busts
David Ostman Works as a Nurse not a Sculptor
It might surprise most people that someone as skilled as David Ostman isn’t a full-time operator in his field. Yes, he’s a master of his craft, but by day he works in a nursing home. Not that it matters, of course. All that mattes to his fans is that the work he produces is constantly amazing. Testament to that is the following that he has garnered.
Check out his website to see all he has to offer.
The self-taught sculptor doesn’t horde things like his buyers, on the contrary with a young family the 38-year-old doesn’t have the space. One thing he does have, however, is a Deluxe Edition collection of the TV show Farscape.
How Did You Get into Digital Sculpting?
I originally taught myself by watching online videos and tutorials, which really helped me in the beginning. The reason I did this was to try and get into the digital gaming industry, although it hasn’t quite worked out that way.
The positive thing is that while you could say that David Ostman has failed in getting employed by the gaming industry, the fact he has his own business and following must be way more satisfying than working for someone else. He can work on what he wants when he wants. The quality of his work is amazing and its no wonder that his reputation is getting bigger by the day.
What Do People Do With Your Figures?
From what I can gather, people tend to decorate my figures and as 3D printers are a relatively new toy for most folks, they think they’re something cool to print off to have in their homes as a talking piece.
I have only made one 3D bust for an actual game, but it was a tricky production experience and not that enjoyable. Hence the reason that I have stuck to my decorative figures instead. They are much simpler to produce and more satisfying.
Which Geeky Characters Inspired You the Most?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise on Star Wars. We’re both bald men and that sparks a genetic kinship with one another. Maybe if you have a full head of hair you won’t understand. Plus Picard is the Geek among Geeks. He stirs something in the hearts of Geeks everywhere!
On a more serious note, in these bleak times we need something to cheer us up and he’s a positive person. Other than that Batman isn’t such a bad guy either; he’s pretty cool.
How do You Decide What Twist to Put on Characters
Admittedly, I don’t always succeed, but I try and put my own slant on every character that I produce. It’s important that I don’t simply crank out carbon copies of other people’s work. I think that most artists wish to be original in their work, even if they are recreating a famous film character.
I also enjoy pangs of nostalgia so sometimes my work is inspired by things from my childhood or favourite parts of films that I like. The design choices that I make are sometimes nothing more than, “this looks good so let’s roll with it!”
Don’t forget to have a look at David’s work on his website. He’s also on all the main social media channels and the links are in the footer on his website.
If you’ve had success printing off David’s designs, or anyone else’s for that matter then please let us know in the comment section below.
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