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.
- Basic picture tutorial for the sculpting of the ashtray
- Creating the mold
- Pouring a cold-cast bronze
- Sanding and polishing the cold-cast bronze
- 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 »