built a quick estimate of the torso – struggling with the arm abit – in person it measures appropriately, but foreshortening in the photo makes me uncertain. kept trying to push the pose further, but used too heavy of aluminum wire for the armature — will just have to keep trying!
and the face maybe should have been screaming. i need to try to sculpt a scream…..
what do you think?
have had a few weeks of family emergencies – so feel a little disconnected from everything. have had lots of time inside my head while sitting in hospital waiting rooms (my father-in-law is doing much better now) and got to thinking about how to recreate in clay some of the sketchier ideas that i see in my mind’s eye. started a quick beginning of one idea – and was wondering about continuing. this might be better done in a really hard clay, because the effect needs really precise lines I think. also having problems seeing. hate when that happens, end up taking my glasses off and peering blindly at the piece from an inch or two out. then i lose sight of the overall piece. so i hate the mouth, the eyes are too close together and the ears are dumbo like. but its just a rough draft/proof of concept thing so, get over it Pat!
if i continue with him, he would probably have just a portion of his torso, with one arm perhaps reaching towards the viewer…. wonder if it could be done in the Premier paperclay….but in my mind’s eye its dark. huh! maybe this could be the grey firm supersculpy……
hmmm – well, i’m pretty happy with myself for staying mostly focused on doing the sculpt a month for this long — so i guess i’m not too upset that i totally didn’t work on the dragon/snake lady at all this week – and worked on the watcher in the corner instead.
i know it sounds silly, but there has been a sense of a presence watching while i sculpted the dragon lady — nothing scary or strange, just the knowledge that there was someone there kind of shyly watching. so she got formed from clay this week —-
working on her got me thinking about my experiences with a friend who is an incredible artist, combined with a true performer’s soul who can spin a story to captivate her audience thru speech, drawing and sculpting. Me – on a good day i don’t stutter or drool too badly when strangers want to talk to me. Or heavens above – when an artist I admire speaks to me? hopeless. I just can’t string 2 words together.
so when i sensed this little person standing in the corner watching the elegant snake lady perform – I realized it was like me watching my friend enspell any group of artists she meets, or like me in the workshops, watching the artists I admire so much, but can’t talk to.
kind of felt nice, or comfortable to sculpt her.
wish i could do better detail in this paperclay — i think i want to find a tiny bladed but strong knife to work with….
she is about 10″ to the top of her head.