Adding more stuff. decided a full shot showing Lea's base detail would be good.
Is it the sculptor or the sculpture standing in the gallery
Or is it but the tenderness with which her hands were guided
To discard the inessentials and reveal the perfect truth... Leacothea full; a masterpiece from ~Sleetwealth. (
well she was one I spent months on back when I wasnt under so much pressure to sell. I kept her all these years because shes one of my breakthrough pieces. before this I was timid about opening the skin of my sculpts. SO , I guess theres something to be said for going with your mad impulses!
Holy goodness she looks as if she was made of marble. There is so much fine detail in this sculpture. ^^ I love the fact the face is so shapely but unique in its own. I love the base on her as well.(looks like a lot of careful work) I admire all the little details you have added.
Hi, Thanks This one had so much texture I thought including color would only make it too busy and distracting. This way she is classic I use a very small ball stylus ,my favorite doo dad to sculpt with and a small travel version of a dental pick that is bent into aslight hook. I guess the rest is my gift and a little ocd. At first the clay is soft ,but if you work over months the clay slowly firms up. You can add even finer work with tiny tools such as needles and wire.
Oh yeah its a great tool for organic work. The round head is smaller than a pinhead.
I guess I do have alot of patience ,but also its something I enjoy and dotn realy have to try to do. its like doodling.
Some of my smaller peice have engravings too,but Lea is special because I worked larger and realy let go. After I let myself go so far with the ebgravings and didnt end up with a ruined mess then I fealt stronger. So now its a staple of my style. I will be trying to make a resin cast ball jointed doll with engravings like Lea so, thats maybe something to look forward to.