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Posted by goregt On September - 11 - 2009

I have a lot of different interest and over the years my art has reflected a variety of different things. One of the themes that I have been drawn to since my early days as an artist is fantasy artwork. Fantasy art explores the imagination of the artist creating images of things that have never been seen. It’s a style that pushes the envelope and one that is a lot of fun to create.

Anyways, I show a lot of tutorials of artwork that is still in the clay state so I wanted to show a “finished piece” that I created last year. The sculpture in the image is a resin cast and was painted by me. It is the first fantasy art piece that I have done that takes place in the sea and it has inspired my imagination with a bunch of other creations that I hope to be building out in the near future.

All the best,


9 the Movie

Posted by goregt On September - 28 - 2009

This past weekend I took my kids to see the movie 9.  For those that are not familiar with the movie it is a post apocalyptic story where the human race has been annihilated by machines.   The basis for the plot has been used over and over again for decades now but the story of 9 separates itself from the predecessors in that in a last effort to save humanity a brilliant scientist has given his own life to bring life to nine different rag dolls.

I personally would rate 9 as one of the best animated movies that I have ever seen.  I loved the way the story unfolded before my eyes and the quality of the animation was nothing less than superb.  The characters and the creatures in the movie were brilliantly designed.  It was no surprise finding out that Tim Burton was one of the producers of this movie and you could feel his presence in both the landscape and character designs.

For those of you that have little ones and are wondering if this movie is appropriate keep in mind that 9 is rated PG-13.  There is a reason for the PG-13 rating and the movie is very intense with some scary action sequences.   This movie was a little more intense than I expected and some of the scenes were pretty scary for my six-year-old (I guess I won’t be winning the “Dad of the Year” award this year).  Don’t get me wrong my son did enjoy the movie but if you also have little ones you may want to screen the movie first a then decide if your own kids are up to it. Read the rest of this entry »

Shiflett Brothers

Posted by goregt On September - 7 - 2009

From time to time I plan to write a post highlighting the artists that have had a positive influence on my own artwork. As I have stated many times before I for the most part am a self-taught sculptor. I’ve never taken a formal sculpting class and most of the techniques that I have learned up to now have been through a lot of trial and error (in some cases mostly error) and various forums and tutorials from other websites on the web. I still believe that I have a long ways to go before I become the skilled artist that I want to be, however I have progressed a lot over the past few years. I owe that progress to a lot of tutorials from a handful of sculptors that are out there today.

When I first started sculpting in November of 2003 the only clay that I was familiar with or even knew existed at that time was the water based clays. I had never even heard of polymer clay and naturally when I started my sculpting journey I picked right up from where I left off during my high school art experience. I did a brief two to three week sculpting project back in high school so I was already familiar with some of the basics for sculpting with water based clays (i.e. How to remove the air bubbles, making the sculpture hollow, firing the sculpture in a kiln but nothing on how to sculpt different forms, etc). Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by goregt On April - 10 - 2007
Gallery of sculptures by Gerald Gore
Outlined below are a few of the sculptures that I have created over the last few years. This is not a complete representation of my artwork and only contains examples of those pieces that were sculpted with some type of polymer clay.Some of the images below represent work in progress sculptures.* Click on the individual pictures for a larger view
Armageddon Call To War Daisy Sea Dragon Alien Bounty Hunter
Morning Run Battlefront - Warrior Angel The Hunt - Warrior Angel Of One Soul
Toadly Awesome Dude Morning Run The Hunt - Warrior Angel Seven Bears
Seven Bears Seven Bears
Want to see more of my artwork? Check out my fantasy artwork site at geraldgore.com.

Cigar Ashtray Sculpting Trick

Posted by goregt On August - 11 - 2011

Skull cigar ashtray

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 »

Sculpting Skin

Posted by goregt On March - 18 - 2007

Creating Skin With Polymer Clay

Adding the right details to a sculpture can take an average work of art and turn it into a masterpiece. I have seen a lot work-in-progress sculptures that I thought were OK at best turn into amazing looking works of art once the details were added. Now I am not advocating that one should only focus on details versus the fundamentals in sculpting, it is still important that you understand the anatomy and symmetry of your subject that you are sculpting. A detailed well crafted sculpture will still present itself better then a well detailed poorly sculpted work of art any day.

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