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02-19-2001, 08:01 PM
Ok, it's official: I am total rubbish at taking photographs of sculpture. Sorry folks. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gif
Anyway, I wanted to share this one with you. I have entered it in the sculpture project.
It was done from life in the class I go to. I'm afraid I was a bit of a bully and argued everyone round to this pose which seemed to express so much about this particular model.
This is done in white clay and is 9in (24cm) high. I am happier with the back view so he sits on my shelf facing the wall.
Comments and suggestions welcome. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
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02-20-2001, 02:16 PM
I like this sculpture very much!
It's amazing how change the meaning of a sculpture just by taking a photo on another viewpont...!
In the first photo he looks very offended.
In the second one he looks vulnerable, he's defending himself.
Maybe we need an animated gif from all the side! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Your scupltures very expressive Sandra!
02-20-2001, 07:00 PM
Thank you, Gerak! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I agree it looks different on each side. And so...
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02-21-2001, 02:20 AM
Thank you Sandra!
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03-26-2001, 02:52 PM
Sandra...this is very expressive...well done!..basia
03-26-2001, 03:24 PM
Thank you, basia2 http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
05-18-2001, 11:43 PM
Thank you so much, joe. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
05-19-2001, 12:46 AM
I am as much impressed with the Gif file, as I am with the sculpture.
What a wonderful way of showing it.
Today - Im going to make someone smile !
06-08-2001, 01:51 PM
I really like your sculpture, but the animation is great. It looks like his arm is changing position.
Did you fire this when it was done, and is it hollow inside?
"Imagination makes you see all sorts of things." Georgia O'Keeffe
Very nice. Are you going to cast it? It looks good from all the angles I can see. Yax http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
06-09-2001, 01:11 AM
Thanks for your comments. This sculpture has been fired.
Because of the danger of air bubbles which might make him explode in the kiln, it was necessary to hollow him out as far as I could. I scooped out clay, going up through the steps until I got to about his waist when I couldn't get any higher.
I also pricked holes all over and then smoothed over them to hide them. This is so that, if there is an air bubble, it will exit via the nearest pin prick and not explode the hole piece.
06-09-2001, 01:16 AM
Thanks for your comments. I am happier with the back of this piece -- that's my favourite angle. So he sits on my shelf facing the wall, poor thing! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
I probably won't cast this piece. There are some other pieces I would like to cast, though. I'm just beginning to investigate molds so if you know anthing about how to do this, I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
06-10-2001, 03:22 PM
I found some great tips on casting from http://www.sculpt.com . Go to their "online tech support" area, and they have all sorts of good info. They also have all sorts of good supplies available, too. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
-=- Jen "I like them." de la Cruz
06-10-2001, 03:40 PM
Great link! This is just the sort of thing I've been looking for. Thank you so much. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
03-29-2002, 09:07 AM
I remember you saying once that you'd gone to a life class but I never found this thread until today...where've I been? LOL This is fabulous Sandra. I also love the animation idea. Think I may borrow that and try it myself. Makes seeing all sides fun :) You really did a great job of capturing your subject here. So now I have to ask why we don't see more sculpture from you ? :D Thanks for sharing this.
03-29-2002, 09:13 AM
Thanks for your comments, diane. :D
I have been having sculpture disasters of late. :( Everything I did in my class last term went in the recycle bin. Spent this term working on a portrait head and, when I hollowed it out for firing, the thing collapsed. I managed to save the face so I will see whether I think that's worth firing after easter.
I have a kinda abstracted horses head which I will try to photograph and post because I would like to get some input on what finish to put on it.
03-29-2002, 09:20 AM
Hi Sandra :D Can't wait to see the horse head! I love abstracted stuff and Yeilding would be beside himself with happiness :D Post 'em all! We'd love to see them. I used to be nervous about posting the stuff I wasn't crazy about but I throw them all on now, just for fun. We all have lots of those creations :) You can always fire those others, break them up and make a collage as Maggie is going to do with one of hers.
03-29-2002, 09:29 AM
:o Well, it's not that abstract - it just ain't naturalistic. LOL
But OK, I will fire up the camera.
03-29-2002, 10:13 AM
Sandra, I'm glad Di brought this one back up. You did a fabulous job on it. You're very talented. I hope you get the sculpting bug again, it would be great to see some more of your stuff:clap:
03-29-2002, 01:23 PM
Great to see you post some of your work! Very well done, and I agree about how each view is different. I have found that in my own work must be that left side, right side thing. Refering to say the face how one side when viewed without seeing the other side looks different. Oh and what a neat way to show your sculpture from all sides. Maybe you would give us a lesson on how you accomplished the motion.:angel:
04-01-2002, 07:14 PM
Sandra..I was delighted to see this sculpture by you. At first I thought it was a new one and that somehow you had managed to corral a lot of new people to our sculpture forum. Didn't see the date until Maggie mentioned it. I like the very natural and surely placed pose of this piece. You don't mention or perhaps I just missed the length of the pose. Was this just a one time pose? If so, you captured much in such a short time. You do know of course that as a moderator you are very much welcome here to post your works, nay, you are REQUIRED to post your works here.:D
04-01-2002, 07:24 PM
Thanks, max. :)
This one was three 2-hour sessions, one per week.
Still haven't got round to photographing the horse's head - am on a bit of a deadline painting-wise as is the handing in for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibiton this week.
04-01-2002, 07:28 PM
You know, I do have another couple of sculptures lurking somewhere in the pre-history of this forum. :evil:
04-06-2002, 12:27 AM
I really like this sculpture, you've done a great job on it.
04-06-2002, 12:32 AM
Good all round :clap:
04-06-2002, 03:43 AM
This fella looks really cool :)
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