Monday, April 19, 2010

Portrait Update

More progress being made on roughing in the basic forms...Still much to do.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Arapaho Indian Bust..Coming Soon!

I'm glad to announce the coming release of a bust I sculpted a few years back. It will be available through Massimo Pasquali's new venture, "The Wheel of Time". As I understand, it's an organization to promote and support the figure modelling hobby and they will also offer kits for painters and collectors. I'm proud to say this bust will be one of their first two releases. Here is a link to the organization's web site:

This lovely example was painted by Massimo. Not bad for an oil painter ;)))

Massimo says the kit can be ordered now by emailing him, but will eventually be orderable from the website.

Thanks for looking and supporting the hobby!

New Portrait Piece. Roughing In the Volumes

Hello! I thought I'd post a few very early pics of a new portrait sculpt still early in the process. This is a very loose period in the process where I'm getting all the volumes and proportions how I like them. I've moved over to using Super Sculpey on this one rather than my usual magic sculpt. The benefit here is that the clay stays workable until I bake the piece. This allows me endless tweaking and adding/subtracting until I'm happy. I really am preferring this method rather than the add-bake-carve method I used with the air drying magic sculpt that has about an hour of working time. The only downside I can see to the sculpey is fine detail work. I have to figure that one out when I get there. This is a subject near to my interest. It will be William Munny (Clint Eastwood) from the classic western "Unforgiven". The pics have "squashed the head a bit, but they're pretty close to the actual head. More to come on this one later as he develops. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Update 4-11

Starting to come together now. I've got some ideas for the base that I'll be working on next. ..