Hawksbill Sea Turtle Sculpture

After a bit of a hiatus from posting, I’m back!  A great project to kick off this return is one of my favorites that I worked on last year – Sculpting a hawksbill sea turtle.

I really loved this project!  The client was great to work with.  Gave me a lot of freedom in how I sculpted it – really supportive.  The only bummer is that the sculpture never made it to finished product.  Nothing on the client – it was just one of those projects where things happen and even though the sculpture was finished and good, the project got shelved.

Okay, back to the sculpture – The sculpt was done on a ‘break-apart’ armature as it had to be separated into 6 pieces for molding: head, carapace, and four fins.  The sculpt itself was done in a super sculpey / limo mix and is about 12 inches from beak to back fin (I’ll check on that for sure).  The style was kind of “stylized-realism.”  More on that in future posts…

Top view (Yes it did get singed in the oven.  Thankfully it didn’t become distorted.):hawksbill turtle sculpture

hawksbill turtle sculpture

Rear view (If you’re wondering, I did indeed take pictures of the sculpture on a roll of duct tape.):
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hawksbill turtle sculpture

Closer shot:hawksbill turtle sculpture

I plan on posting one or two more photo-filled posts of this sculpture.  I have a LOT of images of different angles and showing it in separate pieces as well.

Tell me what you think and if you do actually want to see more.

Stay tuned!

4-Headed Mountain Troll

It’s that time of year again.  The yearly Pekin Days Art Show is going on right now.  It’s a great big little show.  I really enjoy showing off some art each year with such a great group of talented individuals.

This year I’ve entered my Minotaur from the Brahma Tribe from my previous post (I know, it was forever ago).  I also have a second sculpture in the show.  My 4-Headed Mountain Troll.

This beauty took a lot of work and I really loved working on it!

 

There he is.  One of my taller sculpey pieces too.  Came in about 16 inches tall.  Painted in acrylic and sprayed with a clear coat as usual.

I’m not quite sure what I will be posting next.  I’m still waiting to receive permission from a few jobs to show my work.  NDAs can be a pain sometimes.

More to come!

Minotaur sculpture

Back in January, I had the opportunity to show a new sculpture in their annual public artist show.

I had started on a minotaur sculpture and finished up in time for the show.  Really enjoyed working on it.  I called it “Minotaur from the Brahma Tribe.”

It’s about 10 inches tall, sculpted in super sculpey and painted in acrylic.  Clear coat gave it a nice glossy look.

That’s all for now.  More sculptures, illustrations and storyboards coming soon(ish).  Stay tuned!

Monstrosity – February 27th

After some busy weeks, I finally had some time to work on a new monstrosity.  He kind of doesn’t know if he’s coming or going, but that was the point.  I was working on some subtle ways to make him spooky.

 

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I hope to show some new work in the near future – storyboards, sculpture work etc.

So – stay tuned!  More to come.