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02-11-2002, 02:11 PM
Happy Monday All!
Thought it'd be fun to play a game for a change :D I have to get in all the sculpting I can this week as I have company from Canada coming friday so I'll have to trade my tools in for a sewing machine for a few days.
I've had this idea for a sculpture for some time so this morning I started playin' around with it a little. Took this pic before I was too far along so I could see how many of you can guess what it will be or 'should' be LOL This is regular white earthenware...so far. Waiting for all kinds of creative answers :D
02-11-2002, 02:53 PM
The hound of the Baskervilles, running after Sherlock Holmes????
A potato that's sprouted legs?
The Headless Horseman's horse???
02-11-2002, 08:30 PM
It's a bull trying to buck off a cowboy
02-12-2002, 10:26 AM
You've got some good guesses going here! My first thought was the beginnings of a bear or dog. Given the angle of the mount I agree with Yielding in that I think it's a bucking bull.;) or cow jumping over the moon ( moon yet to be added ) tee hee :D
Have you decided yet what it's going to be? And what a proper looking armature you have there girl. :clap:
Now I have to go see a man about a hog :D :clap: :D
02-12-2002, 03:36 PM
ROFLMAO...I think that's how it goes :D Coming in here makes my day!! And good guesses I might add...buuuut noooo ya'll have to think a little harder on this one. Actually when I started I had an idea of what I was going to make but I have been known to change my mind. I didn't in this case. I will say that I now have some rather interesting??? options for my next piece :D
Okay, I'll give another hint. Hope this one doesn't give it away. I actually have quite a lot done today but I tought I'd play around for another day before I post a proper pic.
A potato that's sprouted legs? (Laughing laughing laughing)
02-12-2002, 03:41 PM
I give up. After that last picture you posted all I can think of is a 'wrinkly' potato that's sprouted legs... A shark with lots and lots of gills?
02-12-2002, 06:45 PM
That latest image was about as helpful as a fly swatter full of holes!:evil: :D
I'll have to ponder on this one over-night:evil: :cat: :D
Best I think,
02-13-2002, 12:30 AM
I think it's a lion.
02-13-2002, 06:41 AM
Could it be a sculpture of your new tiny head?
02-13-2002, 10:44 AM
Good guesses ...especially Frank...but nope, it;'s not a lion. I'll post an image later. Have to wait for the batteries to charge AGAIN. Thanks for all the fun though. Kathy Kathy Kathy, I can always count on you to make me laugh girl! You must have done stand-up comedy at some point in your life eh? And the potato thing LOLOL I suppose it could make a cool tiny head :D
02-13-2002, 11:51 AM
IT'S A PIG! :D :evil: :D
Best I think,
02-13-2002, 03:12 PM
Been so busy trying to repair my ceramic tile I almost forgot to post this :evil:
Well Kathy... this is ONE skinny pig, wouldn't you say! :D :D It's not very far along yet but I'm having fun with it. I thought one of you would get it from the very first pic because back home every grocery store has these in the meat couinter and they look pretty much like that pic, except I didn't put in the tail bone. Hmm, guess it's not as common here in the US eh?
Thanks for all the great guesses...it was fun.
02-13-2002, 03:36 PM
That's one fine looking Wascawy Wabbit you've got there. The pose is very lifelike, and as far as I can tell it looks like everything is in proportion. You've done a really good job, despite having to respond about wrinkled potatoes.. Did you use a photo or some sort of model to do this?
02-13-2002, 11:31 PM
Are you sure that wasn't a pig and you changed it to a rabbit?:evil: just so you'd fool all us?:evil: :evil: :evil:
Well I have to admit thats one fine hare you got there. I like the way you have it leaping in mid air--so hare like:clap:
I think that both you and Max work really fast!;)
Thanks for lightening things up around here!:clap:
02-14-2002, 12:04 AM
I agree! Good anatomy, good action, good sculpture. And it looks like a big one too. Is that about life size?
02-14-2002, 12:53 AM
Di..a mighty fine looking wabbit. I like the styliazation (is that a word?) Ya know what I mean. This one is begging to be cast...what's your plan? And in addition to a great sculp you are the new 'Queen' of armatures. That looks heavy duty enough to do an oil change on truck! :D
02-14-2002, 06:52 AM
A Rabbit! - I was going to guess a shark next - I was way off.
Very nice, love the action, was going to say the head looked a bit small but from the comments so far I think I would be out voted.
The guessing game was fun Di, thanks for the fun:D
02-14-2002, 09:37 AM
Hi all :)
Thanks for all the positive comments.
Jeffi: Yep, I have a bunch of photos around and a couple old field sketches of rabbits I did back home years ago to work from.
Kathy: You caught me! It really was a pig...Max's thread made me long for the dyas when pigs were acceptable pets. hehehe
Frank: Thanks. This is fairly big, about 19" but not nearly as big as the rabbits can be back in Ontario. I've seen a lot of rabbit art over the years and most of them look tooo cute so I wanted to do one that looks more like the ones I'm used to. Grab onto one of these guys wild and they become "not-so-cute" in a hurry!
Max: Thanks...I'm trying to get away from overworking things...and I really love pieces that have just a bit of stylization (...who knows how to spell that one! :D ) My mother is bringing my carving tools tomorrow so they'll come in handy for pieces like this. I think I will cast this one, just have to decide in what material now. I am still working on a very stylized base for this one so I'll post it after it's together.
YIPPEE I get to be the "Queen of Armatures"? Coool! I bought everything I could find in both 1/4" and 1/2" OD...you never know when you'll want to do an oil change on a tank :D Now, every time we go to Home Depot Tom looks at that aisle and and gives me that "more?" look. LOL
Yeilding: A shark would have been a good guess because when I saw this cropped image on the screen that's exactly what came to my mind too :) and then I thought maybe I'd better go look at my wabbit again to make sure it wasn't too out of proportion. The head does look a bit small...but I think it also depends on what kind of rabbits your accustomed to and I wasn't going for a totally realistic look here anyway. I tend to do that with horses a lot too. I think it comes from looking at so much old old artwork.
02-14-2002, 09:48 AM
Wow! I've really enjoyed this thread. The rabbit looks fabulous, it reminds me of a book I read years ago called 'Watership Down". I was thinking it was a cat from the progress pics and am really impressed with the outcome.:clap: :clap:
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