sculpting blog

sculpt work for clients and sale.
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coming along, got some meat on the bones and working toward final shapes.

coming along, got some meat on the bones and working toward final shapes.

Things taking shape, Yes I broke off the seaweed… I knew I would. LOL! From this point tho, I can detatch them and work off-base.

Things taking shape, Yes I broke off the seaweed… I knew I would. LOL! From this point tho, I can detatch them and work off-base.

Got some good armature starts going. finished out the base as best as it’s going to be for now. I got 2 weeks to do three mermaids. Saddle up! I think that front one may have to be redone.

Got some good armature starts going. finished out the base as best as it’s going to be for now. I got 2 weeks to do three mermaids. Saddle up! I think that front one may have to be redone.

Been kinda slow going, but it’ll pick up soon. I have the 3 figures in armature mode. I’ll start working on their forms tomorrow. I got 3 fish in (bottom left clay circles behind seaweed). It’s all roughish, but coming together.

Been kinda slow going, but it’ll pick up soon. I have the 3 figures in armature mode. I’ll start working on their forms tomorrow. I got 3 fish in (bottom left clay circles behind seaweed). It’s all roughish, but coming together.

Been dragging my feet on this project. I’ve had a lot of hand pain. Seems I have a “trigger finger”. My left hand ring finger, and of course I am left handed… Luckily I use a mouse with my right, so work has kept me going, but the sculpts and paintings have suffered. I’ve only got a month left to finish it, so hold on tight, it’s going to be a whirlwind. Cortisone shot take me away! Feels pretty good now.
This is a commission of sorts. Several artists have been chosen to do art pieces based on brewery labels. Mine is Rhinegeist beer, roughly translated to “river ghost” from German.
In the Opera  Das Rheingold, there are Rhine maidens that guard their gold which is kept on a rock in a river. They try to keep the gold safe, but it gets stolen by a dwarf. So in this sculpt, the maidens are going to be swimming around their liquid gold. The Rhinemaidens are Woglinde, Wellgunde, and Flosshilde and they are water nymphs which also could mean mermaids… I am undecided on which would be more fun. Maybe I’ll one of each and a crossbreed.
Tomorrow I’ll put in the sand (see the pencil marks) some algae, maybe a few plants. I have plans for fishes, a turtle, and some branches, but I need to make sure I get the whole scene before micro managing.

Been dragging my feet on this project. I’ve had a lot of hand pain. Seems I have a “trigger finger”. My left hand ring finger, and of course I am left handed… Luckily I use a mouse with my right, so work has kept me going, but the sculpts and paintings have suffered. I’ve only got a month left to finish it, so hold on tight, it’s going to be a whirlwind. Cortisone shot take me away! Feels pretty good now.

This is a commission of sorts. Several artists have been chosen to do art pieces based on brewery labels. Mine is Rhinegeist beer, roughly translated to “river ghost” from German.

In the Opera¬† Das Rheingold, there are Rhine maidens that guard their gold which is kept on a rock in a river. They try to keep the gold safe, but it gets stolen by a dwarf. So in this sculpt, the maidens are going to be swimming around their liquid gold. The Rhinemaidens are Woglinde, Wellgunde, and Flosshilde and they are water nymphs which also could mean mermaids… I am undecided on which would be more fun. Maybe I’ll one of each and a crossbreed.

Tomorrow I’ll put in the sand (see the pencil marks) some algae, maybe a few plants. I have plans for fishes, a turtle, and some branches, but I need to make sure I get the whole scene before micro managing.

Starting an illustration blog today, as this one gets sidelined when I am working on illustrations for clients. This way I can hop back and forth depending on what I am working on so it doesn’t seem like I just dropped off the earth.

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After much painting and stripping (5 times). I went back to my original idea of a bronze finish. In color, it rode the line from cartoon, to creepy, to toy. As a bronze, it’s a statue/trophy. Best of both worlds.
It was the subject matter that caused the problem. I think I could have swung it several ways with the paint if it wasn’t a clown, but sometimes you just have to make an executive decision on how it’s going to go.
Client was excited and happy with the change. It looks more like a showpiece than a toy. :)

After much painting and stripping (5 times). I went back to my original idea of a bronze finish. In color, it rode the line from cartoon, to creepy, to toy. As a bronze, it’s a statue/trophy. Best of both worlds.

It was the subject matter that caused the problem. I think I could have swung it several ways with the paint if it wasn’t a clown, but sometimes you just have to make an executive decision on how it’s going to go.

Client was excited and happy with the change. It looks more like a showpiece than a toy. :)

after seeing this, I think I may have to break his head off and reposition it lower. It also seems a bit small. urgh! Tomorrow’s problems…

after seeing this, I think I may have to break his head off and reposition it lower. It also seems a bit small. urgh! Tomorrow’s problems…

It’s been slow going, but I think I am finally getting somewhere.

It’s been slow going, but I think I am finally getting somewhere.

Robots 2 show is cancelled, but on the upside, I now have time to change a few things I was going to have to let go. 
Second pic is the clown I am doing for “Ricker’s gas stations”. Been working on the base for a day or so. Got some clown parts done.

Robot update Going with Jason Freeny style guts in the chest cavity. Clean and not gruesome.

Robot update
Going with Jason Freeny style guts in the chest cavity. Clean and not gruesome.