Friday, April 18, 2008


Here is my new one, Flora. She is still a work in progress - I've ordered some fancier velvet and silk flowers to go with her and she will have a stand. Also, she will probably have a sheer pink drape over her because I'm getting the vibe that people are disconcerted by the nudity in my sculptures. What can I say, it doesn't bother me, but I've been drawing from the live, nude model for years (heck, I've been the live model at times!). Maybe art school is bad for cultivating modesty =) I guess I should rethink my next one, too, 'cause I sketched her half clothed. Jeez, what's wrong with me!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New Sculptures

Here are my next two large sculptures in progress. I like working on two at a time because then one can dry while I'm working on the other and if I'm fatigued from sculpting something detailed like a hand, I can take a mental break by doing something less painstaking on the other piece.
You might also notice that I paint the faces before building the body. That is because I get impatient to really 'meet' the character and feel a connection to her. That makes it easier to delve into sculpting the body, which can be daunting at first - I start to feel like I owe this little person a beautiful body! The more finished one in the photos still needs a bit more meat on her bones and I'm working on the hands separately from the body (I'll finish and sand them before attaching them).