Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Queen of Death! Armature

Tonight I set an hour aside to start the armature for the queen of death! Tomorrow, I can start laying in clay! 

Mother's day vase

One project I just started tonight is a custom sculpted vase for my mom for this mother's day! I'm going to sculpt a twisty wood design on the outside, and a stone base on the bottom. I went to wal-mart and got a nice clear plastic soap bottle. Tomorrow, I'm going to cut off the top and lightly frost sand the entire surface.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baby Gorilla Sculpt Commission

  Here's the first one I actually started and completed. The Baby Gorilla sculpt. This one was a bit more dynamic and took a little bit longer. I believe from start to finish it was 11 hours, while the Elephant was only 7.

These photos were the final approval photos for the client. My one regret is that in the rush to get these boxed up and shipped off to Washington, I forgot to do a better photo shoot for my portfolio website. So these, will sadly not be featured on my website. 

Elephant Commission

Last month has been crazy! We did 10 hour days at work for the entire month and I got two sculpt commissions from out of NOWHERE!

I was given the task of sculpting a baby gorilla and this elephant. I'm going to just cut to the chase this time and show you the end result. It's my typical wire armature with tin foil for filler, white cheap sculpey clay for the underneath layer, and much nicer terra cotta colored sculpey on top for detail. I then primered, sanded, primered sanded, primered. It was your basic sculpt process, very similar to Pascal. In fact, exactly like Pascal!

The client wanted the arms a little higher and the belly a bit fatter. Beyond that, he had no corrections! This is the first sculpting commission I've gotten in 5 years! It was so nice to have a paid project again!