I still have some work to do on my Minotaur’s head, body, etc but I wanted to go ahead an attach him to a base to get an overall idea on how the sculpture is going to look. Adding the base is a pretty easy task with wax since there really is no need for a support system (armature) for it to be able to hold up the sculpture. Also, another huge advantage for using wax is that I was able to create wax cast from some of my other skull sculptures. This allowed me to add a few of my already previously sculpted skulls to the base verse having to spend a lot of time sculpting each individual piece. I have so many projects going on right now shortcuts like the wax cast really help me move the piece along. I’m also able to sculpt the pieces together in a way in which they look unique, so the sculpture is not “cheapened” by this process. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for August, 2011
I sculpted a bust of a Minotaur a few years back and although I still like a good percentage of the design, there are a few areas that really bug me. Most of the problems that I have with this sculpture are with the hands, Minotaur’s face, the hair along the back and the horns. I rushed completing this piece and as a result the hands and horns ended up not being my best quality of work. I have also been working hard trying to improve my skills over the years so an older sculpt is always subject to a very critical eye. Read the rest of this entry »
It has been too long since I’ve shown any updates on my Soul Collector redesign so I thought I would include a few pics here. My designs have a tendency to evolve as I sculpt, so for fun I’ve included a few pictures in the gallery to show how the Soul Collector’s skirt has changed over time. I also included a picture where I’m melting the original Soul Collector statue. In all honesty it was hard watching over 100 hours of work melt away but the experience gained will in the end benefit the new sculpture.
The sculpture will eventually be released as a cold cast bronze and additional details can be found at http://www.goreartistry.com/works-in-progress/soul-collector.htm
My images are below (click the image for a larger view).
For the most part I live a very healthy lifestyle, I’m in the gym six to seven days a week, eat very clean (except for Saturdays) and rarely drink. I’m not oblivious to the fact that most people will probably find me to be a pretty boring person but hey I am what I am. However, that being said one of the vices in my life is that I like to smoke cigars. I don’t get to smoke them often, at best only a couple times a week, but they are something I’ve come to really enjoy over the years.
I enjoy collecting different cigar accessories, for example lighters and cutters, however one of the key accessories that was missing from my collection was a cigar ashtray. There are quite a few cigar ashtrays out there that have a good design but I have yet to find one that really grabs my attention. One of the key advantages of being an artist is that if I’m unable to find what I’m looking for in the commercial market I can always create it myself. I wanted an ashtray consisting of skulls and skulls so it was off to the workshop to begin my project. Read the rest of this entry »