30.5: Human Face Recreation- Winners Announced
1st Place: BenjaminGoosen
The most recognizable and well proportioned of all the entries. Solid black background provides no distraction. Relatively clear shot at full resolution. Goosen says, “This is a Guy Fawkes Mask made through blob sculpting (except for the mustache) which in turn made it hard to control specific features such as the mouth.” $150 in Zen Credits awarded, usable on ZenMagnets.com or Neoballs.com.
2nd Place: Ssoltero
An instagram-esque photo of another blob sculpted face. This time, with a well detailed hand as well. “Took some strings [of magnets] to accent the eyes and the mouth, and blob sculpted a nose that I just stuck on” – Ssoltero. A little but fuzzy at full resolution. Great lighting setup. $70 prize awarded.
3rd Place: Waynehrj1
Titled “Scarface” to bring attention to the high cheekbone area, which shifted the magnets creating a gap. “This took a combination of interlinking, double layers and careful forming and manipulation to achieve the end outcome. It’s not as perfect as I would like, but facial features are harder than I thought.” Impressive size and configuration, considering the difficult route of subunit construction and forming, as opposed to blob sculpting. $35 Zen Credits awarded.
4th Place: Dollabills
One with a stoic countenance, and precise build. “The head is completely hollow, with the walls being 3 or 4 layers thick. Unfortunately the still shots don’t show the true dimensions and depth of the head.” The setting seems to suggest it was built while in the bathroom. $20 awarded.
5th Place: Tend2it
An interpretation of an interpretation of the human face. Specifically, the Eastern Island Head (Moai). “It started out as a stacked 36-ball hexagon alternating with 36-ball circles to create a solid cylinder. Balls were removed to form the brow, eye, cheek, and nose indentation. The nose was added.” The photo shown behind the magnets show how accurate and well proportioned the sculpture is. $15 awarded.
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If you haven’t already, click on the images to check out the original size. And keep in mind that contests held here are independent of the Zen Gallery. Magnet sculptors can always submit photos to gallery.zenmagnets.com to win magnets as well.
Spectators, keep your eyes peeled for the next contest, because you choose the winners.
Contest Winners, we’ll email you your prizes soon.
8 Entries for the June Human Face contest.
Click for original size.
1st Place: $150 Zen Credit, usable on ZenMagnets.com or Neoballs.com
2nd Place: $70 Zen Credit
3rd Place: $35 Zen Credit
4th Place: $20 Zen Credit
5th Place: $15 Zen Credit
Judges, remember that this contest is a photography contest just as much as it is a magnet sculpture contest, overall aesthetic does matter. Voting deadline is 7/31