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Old 09-06-2016, 02:15 PM
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Beautiful job! I agree, the wrists look narrow to me too. I'd love to see the look of it with the silver on the fabric! Sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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Cheers, Lynda, I`ll have a look at that soon, with a bag over it it won`t dry very quickly.

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Old 09-08-2017, 12:19 PM
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Wow, it's been exactly a year and a day since anyone posted on this forum! Guess I'd better clean out the cobwebs!

I have the piece I started in the thread "This one's for my daughter" about 2/3-3/4 done. I was going to post pictures of it, but somehow, the pictures got lost off my new phone. I must have hit the wrong button!! I'll take some more and get them posted soon.

I found a fun thing at Home Depot - a pony skeleton that is very close to anatomically correct! It's supposed to be a ghost pony, so it has red LED eyes and whinnies, then breathes heavily for a while. When I first saw it, I said, "That's remarkably correct!" and a Home Depot lady told me a vet had said the same thing the day before. (Note to non-horsepeople - horses have cartilage, not bone, in their ears, so the ears showing is an inaccuracy, as is no connection below the mid-ribs. Only the back one or two actually float free.)

John bought it for me - I've named it "Zeus." When I posted it on Facebook, my equine artist friends were drooling all over it, and wanting one. I said I should get a commission from Home Depot for all I'm selling for them, LOL! A couple of sculptors (famous life-size equine sculptors) said it looked like it could make a nice armature. The horse-sized one is 74" high and $199, the pony is 4' high and $99. I think it might be helpful in teaching my workshops, and it's just a fun thing to have in my studio.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:24 PM
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Hi ArtsyLynda
Yeah, I tend to post my work on my Facebook page these days, and any other stuff too.
The skeleton looks pretty good, mind you I`m no expert, you know a lot more than I about the anatomy of a horse. I guess they decided that they just had to put in the ears, it would look a bit odd without them.

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Re: The Sculptor's Stand

A lot of us have migrated to other places like Facebook to share our videos and pics. But I still like this all sculptor forum that we have here. :-)

I saw that skeleton you posted on FB and it really is a good resource. Thanks for posting it here too! Also, you mentioned they have other skeleton's available like cats and dogs. Hope they are as anatomically correct as the horse.

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I`ll be honest sometimes I forget sites like these are still here these days, plus there often wasn`t that much going on. So many forums like this just ceased to exist when FB came along.
Talking of that I just added you two as friends, or asked, or whatever it is lol.

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Old 09-08-2017, 02:27 PM
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Tamara, the other skeletons look as accurate as this one, but they also include ears - yes, I think they just added them because they'd look odd to the average eye without them.

I stick with this because it's a real creativity forum. So many different ways to sculpt!! It's always interesting to see people's work.

I share a lot on FB too, but I like the "all sculptors" aspect of this forum.
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Re: The Sculptor's Stand, getting started in stone

Just started carving stone this year, and experimenting wildly! Already charmed with chisels, and addicted to my Fordham knock-off: a Eurotool flex shaft machine. So nice!
I know very little about durability, finishing, etc. I acquired 3 6"x6"x9" blocks of very nice smooth Texas limestone (2 I have carved) a few smaller bits of rougher limestone, a bit of alabaster and a "bluestone" paver.
I crave some larger smooth limestone or some marble now!
No idea how to get these affordably here on the Olympic Peninsula however.
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Nice work! You probably already know this, but in case it will help . . . To finish stone, you use metal files, filing away from you, and then sand it while it's wet with wet/dry sandpaper until you get a mirror finish (if the stone will allow that). Here's a web page on it. http://www.wikihow.com/Carve-Stone Once it's smooth, you can finish it with beeswax or oil. The sculptor I took a stone workshop from recommended beeswax, which brings out the color and gives a luster to alabaster (which is what we were carving). Here's an article on that, in case it might be helpful: http://soapstonesculpture.com/polish.html Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:11 PM
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Thank you for the links: all information is good to put into the mix!

And the Moon Snail, sold to a neighbor yesterday for a very decent price, with no effort on my part!
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Yaaaay!!! And congrats!
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