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Angel & Demons – Angel Updates

Posted by goregt On May - 23 - 2012

Few pictures showing my latest updates.  Most of my recent work has been on the right side of the angel.  I’m now working on the left side and hope to have him completed here in a few weeks.  After that the demon side of the cigar ashtray is left with some minor work on the top of the vase.

Angel & Demons – Working on the Logo

Posted by goregt On February - 10 - 2012

When working on a larger sculpture I like to bounce around a lot by not spending too much time one a particular section. I’ve found that the overall sculpting seems to flow better when you move around the various forms.  Also, since I usually spend anywhere form 100-200 hours on  my larger pieces I’m able to keep the sculpture more interesting by investing a limited amount of time on each section.  The other advantage for moving around is that it is easier to make the overall sculpture more symmetrical.

I have to admit though that at times I tend to become too fixated on one section.  For example, I’ve been guilty on many occasions for putting too much work on one side of the body while ignoring the other half (which is unfortunately happening on this piece).  This mistake can create a huge headache when I try to blend the two forms together.  However the mistake is easy to make because sometimes you just want to really flesh out one section of a sculpture to see if you like the design enough to carry through the entire piece.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the demon half of this sculpture and have decided to revisit the logo on the sculpture so that I can break up the monotony a little bit.  The logo falls under where the wings join together and really merges the angel and demon halves of the ashtray together.  I’ve included a few pics below on my progress and will take more pictures once I come closer to completion.

Angel & Demons Cigar Ashtray Tutorial

Posted by goregt On January - 31 - 2012

My goal for this tutorial is to show step-by-step how the GoreArtistry cigar ashtrays are created from concept to the final product. The tutorial will be covering the following topics.

  1. Basic picture tutorial for the sculpting of the ashtray
  2. Creating the mold
  3. Pouring a cold-cast bronze
  4. Sanding and polishing the cold-cast bronze
  5. Final product

The first step in any project is coming up with a design. Great sculpting on top of a poor design will in most cases result in a mediocre product.  However, I’ve seen projects that have great designs with average sculpting skills create something that really is interesting to look at.  My goal is to hopefully strive for the best of both worlds with a product that results from above average sculpting skills and a great design (we shall see if I’m able to pull it off). Read the rest of this entry »


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