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