do you start with a mold you made and then branch off from that to create individual features in each sculpture? I am trying to figure out this process. I make much larger sculptures on mugs and faces, out of clay, which seems to be a very recalcitrant media at times!
I start with a ball of aluminum foil and build each face from scratch. I think my faces would be about mug size. The face alone is about 3" I work in polymer clay wish doesnt have the issues of earth clays but it has its own annoying little quirks.
your work is so amazing! Polymer clays are expensive, tho. I get my clay 25 lbs for $12.50, and the price drops with each 100 lbs that you buy. What brand of polymer clay do you use and where do you buy it? I want to try it out. These don't have to be fired, right?
thanks so much for this link. I've saved it into my Google Docs for whenI want to start working with polymer clay. Soft latex interest me also. I could make some pretty wicked looking masks out of my monsters.
This is just.. oh.. I am mesmerized. I love how her neck is almost strained. Remind me of the nurses in silent hill. I cant wait til she is done? when will she done? she may beat "secret of plum" to the place as my deskboard wallpaper. I must say, you are one of my biggest inspirations as well as one of my favorite sculpturs all time. How much do you sell theese for anyway? must be very expensive?
Thank you sweety.Sorry to me late to reply. Um since I was trying to get her cast I cant paint her ahead of time. I want to get a preorder to get resin versions with glass eyes. They sell for around $450. Dont know if she will beat Plum. Im kinda fond of her purpleness
Its one of my favorite things.Too much pretty turns my stomach.
My caster has been suggesting the classical bust style with stand and sculpted cloth environment.. To lift the figures from flat grounded and to work on more motion within the bust. The classical bust type is too boring traditional for me,but Im trying to devise something that will still be me and give the piece more sophistication.
What cause of Lea? I hope if does go too far. I sent the master and some parts of the coiled seaweed base were fragile. She wants to cut down the base a bit,but I really liked the unusual tall pillar look.
Thanks. Lots more work still to the chest styling.Not sure of colors yet but, I will be painting. One thing I wanted to do was flay her shoulder ala Fernando Vicente,but. Dont want to confuse the whole concept. I might have to save it for another one.
I saw this one on your blog [link] You may have done this already but the first thing that came to my mind when i saw the setting in the chest was some clock work sprockets and such. may look nice. Just a thought.
Not a bad idea. I wasnt sure what Id put in there ,but I have been working on black and white clay insignia.
I havent done anything with gears. Ive always loved automatons and mechanical toys,but Ive shied away from "steampunk". I feel a certain inner tug of war there. If I do use clockwork mechanisms I would want it functioning at least appearing to and to have purpose and significance in my imagery.
I was hoping to get a neat popular one to have cast as an LTD resin. maybe her. But I have to make some sort of plinth that will be custom and not look too boring traditional.Kat Soto said I need something to lift them and add movement so, Im trying to switch up from the cut straight at the shoulders and do a sweetheart neckline..not sure how I feel about that yet.