Thursday, December 31, 2015

Have mercy...My first sculpting video.

 I would like to thank my wonderful son for helping with the editing and loading. Not sure how much more of these video tutorials I'm willing to do, because I have ZERO techno patience! This short 7 minute video took a good part of the afternoon to edit and upload. Living out in the sticks, plays hell with the internet speed. Despite that, it is fun to do, and works out other creative muscles.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Lincoln re-visit. Toning down the contrast.

"He has a face like a Hoosier Michel Angelo, so awful ugly it becomes beautiful, with it's strange mouth, it's deep cut, criss cross lines, and it's doughnut complexion." -Walt Whitman

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Spending time with Washington and the Lincolns

Taking a break from sculpting to do some painting. Feeling a little rusty not having touched a brush since early October. I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

I've added the boots tops. When sculpting them, I had to be aware of where the legs have already made contact with saddle and to avoid adding fresh putty to those areas. This will ensure the rider will "snap" into same spot.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Finally adding some clothes. The breeches for this period were still loose and baggy. The unique boot tops will be added later when the putty is cured. The putty is still soft when putting the rider back on the horse. Just a light dusting of talcum powder to help prevent any sticking. The soft putty will contour around the saddle and it's equipment thus making a tight and natural fit.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Doing some fleshing out. I have to be careful not to add too much to raised shoulders knowing that all will have armor and will have some restriction in movement.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Adding putty to base. I use toothpicks to keep the holes clear when working the groundwork. The upper torsos of the riders are glued in place and ready for fleshing out.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Working on final composition. I may have to tackle sculpting the fallen horse and rider as one sculpture...Fingers crossed.

Big ol' pile of heads and armatures for the St. Privat project.