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david ackermann
04-20-2008, 06:50 PM



Title: Native American Brave 1758
Year Created: 2008
Medium: Sculpture
Surface: Clay
Dimension: 9
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

I sculpted this piece using Magic Sculpt. Upon completion of my sculpting I paint each piece with acrylic and oils.

The anayomy and overall look of the figure. Also the paint job.

D.W. Flint
04-20-2008, 10:32 PM
I've never seen a sculpture in this forum before, but this is great. I tried it once, so I can appreciate the talent you have. Wonderful work of art. Can't see the paint job too good but I'm sure it's as good as the rest of it.:thumbsup:

04-20-2008, 10:49 PM
nice! And it prompts a question. There was a portrait of an American indian shown on the forum in the past. I dont remember who posted. But I questioned that the Indian wore a nose ring...and here I see it again. Can you give me any information on the source of this concept?

david ackermann
04-20-2008, 11:21 PM
To C.L. Magnuson, This figure represents a Brave in the mid to late 1700's from the Eastern U.S. and Canada. The would adorn themselves with trade silver,copper and brass. Nose rings earrings and other jewelery were common. They also painted and tatooed themselves. The portrate you referred to was probably one that I posted. Thank you all for looking at my work. David Ackerman

04-20-2008, 11:56 PM
This is a nice piece showing a lot of detail and a lot of work. The proportions seem correct. with all the really great detil, why put mittens on the hands? It makes the hands seem overly large. On my computer, the close up of the face makes it look like he has a mustache and the black line from the corner of the mouth to the ear looks off on the right side. Looks like it comes from the upper side of the lip. Having a bit of a tough time with the photos. The front view looks like the rt foot is forward, but the side view looks like the legs are together and the figrue is leaning forward.

The piece looks fine, but the photos do not do it justice. I'm thinking this is on a triangular base. A round or square base would show it better I think.