having normal problems getting the things i see in my head out into 3d physical/realworld form….
Can see this etherial, eerie, skull-like vampire Princess of Amarna….. started working on the skull in premier, and the skull just doesn’t feel right. very frustrating…
So I thought I would start another skull, this one out of castilene, and see if it is a materials problem or if my brain has melted and drained out of my ear and i will never be able to sculpt again.
typical sculpting process – got sidetracked wondering what a newborn’s skull looks like, so of course i sculpted that instead of an adult woman’s – started laying a face in with chavant, and got sidetracked thinking about Buddhas. End up with a sort of infant buddha head staring at me ….
trying to figure out what to do with it, and decide a short, tubby baby merman seems reasonable and start to lay out an armature using a coil of aluminum wire. Look down, and there is a solemn snail baby peering up at me.
typical. start out aiming at the bust of an adult female and get sidetracked onto a infant garden demon.
So I’m actually rather liking the way he is looking, but noticing that the folk around me are much less enthused. which gets me thinking about how i see him in my head as opposed to how he actually looks. In my head, i see him moving towards me along a path in the shadows of a silent, overgrown garden — his skin is a pearly grey, warm and soft as a human baby’s — his shell is pale bone – like the skull of a hummingbird.
I know i can’t make him move – but how can I make the rest happen? I’m so much happier sculpting in the chavant – but what in the world do I do with it? and how can i make his shell? and the real question is probably —- do I spend months working on figuring these things out on a sculpt that maybe only i will like? or do i squish him down and start again.
and if he has no arms, do shoulderblades make any sense? does he have the kind of wavy margin to his foot that some snails have, or tiny baby toes? and just how far gone am i to be obsessing over something like this?