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.
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!
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!
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.
I hope to show some new work in the near future – storyboards, sculpture work etc.
So – stay tuned! More to come.