well its the only way I could get this done.my other option is a preorder where Id use monies payed me up front after pictures of a model to pay a caster,but that is risky. It goes south and I owe people big!
I agree and this is what Im dealing with right now. I thought I could juggle both worlds but, now I feel torn about it.That what will really happen is one will happen the other will die off.
My pleasure. If anything comes up in the future, drop me a line.
My 2 cents, offhand- I'm leery of the 50% deal, and changing your work... makes little sense to me. Clearly mainstream stuff is more marketable(if that's what she meant), but then you are lost in the dross and turning from one of your big strengths- the solid style and design sense you've developed. On molds- at a glance, your work doesn't seem too nutty. I've sculpted stuff with horrid undercuts, etc. and it's all been moldable. That said, the more castings you pull from a mold, the more wear on the rubber. That's in part why I revised my bishop piece. You can't tell in the pic of the new version, but I made changes that were mold-friendly.
Well I have a moldmaker I worked a deal out by splitting all future sales 50% but I am still waiting for a contract and am begining to feel iffy about the busts working for that. Also she feels my work needs to change quite a bit to be saleable in correct markets. So theres creative differences She offered to do my busts and not take a cut but, Id pay her per piece. Last sculpt I sent she said needed major work. cutting of the pillar and reshaping and many changes. I dont see why my work cant be cast as is.This has delayed everything exceedingly long.So I have things out there already Id like a return on before I do more.
I understand. I have been using a moldmaker halfway across the country because his prices were better than local dudes. My partner has been casting the Dellamorte stuff to keep our costs down. I figured maybe I could help you find a better deal. Worth a shot.. I admire your work a lot, so if I could help, I felt it didn't hurt to ask.
In a previous life I worked in soft clay on large pieces, and when I got into action figures and collectibles I had to learn to sculpt in castilene. I like it because it acts like both clay and wax. They changed the formula a few times over the years, and I use a special blend of it with additives to make it harder. I empathize about mold work, I can't stand it..
Spines are always a winner! So do you work out your design in the sculpt rather than render it from sketches? I have been approaching the stuff in my gallery that way; at best I'll have a rough thumbnail and a concept in my head. It's a refreshing break from having control art and tight designs like in my regular work.
Thanks .. not liking that think it will be busy and draw too much to itself. Yes the face is scrunched like a Pekineese and I rather liked a slight bulgy pod shape. its minimized now but, still there. Not a human child nessisarily so not meant to look proportionally correct..
Oh, sorry. It looked like plaster. I love Sculpy, made an anatomical figure for class out of it. Love it to death. :]
May I suggest metal eye lids of a sort? It would keep the bulginess (I wasn't sure if it was intended to be like that, but now that you say it is suppose to be, I grow more fond), while adding a definite uniqueness to the piece.
Thanks. Yours too! In fact I was thinking I wouldnt mind putting a metal spine into a bust sculpture ya know exposed. Im adding an new image over this one today. Still not much done to the head yet. it hasnt said YES! to me
Yes I know Giger's work he influenced me very early actually. Micheal Henricot too. Um but those have a natural baby/doll look. I want to keep and otherworldly look, but I did cut down the bulge of the eyes and forehead today.
This is not plaster but, entirely polymer clay. Like Sculpy. I have kind of a melting whipped cream look going on the chest plate so, I can carry drips from the face area too. Thank you me too.
You're welcome ^_^ Look up HR Giger's "Baby Wall in Giger Museum". I think you can get some inspiration for the closed eyes from there. Giger is one of my favorite Surrealist artists. If not, I'm sure you can come up with something. :] You're work is very interesting and I like looking at the huge amount of pieces you have. Kinda inspiring in more ways than one.
I think, just seeing how you did the neck and such, maybe trying the same type of detail on the fact to carry out the motif would help? Just a thought, but I like how it looks a tiny bit mechanical in the lower part of the sculpture and more organic towards the top. :] I've not really worked with plaster, so I commend you greatly for your work, especially on this piece. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
Thank you so much for the thoughtful crit Yes I am sort of uncertain how to detail the face.Nicely How to make an organic or skin or leather texture. I fought a bit with the eyes getting it away from looking Ray Caesar. I wanted pod like but, maybe I overdid a bit there haha
Ok, for a critique, I think you need to add more detail on the eye lids, they also look a little bulgy. However, this entire piece is very amazing! I would almost like to see the forehead and cheeks have more detail, like the dresss does (I assume its a dress). This is truly a very cool work of art. You always have such beautiful color and detail on so many of your pieces. :]