…A body emerges…

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Glych

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Pictured above is a full picture of the underlying skeleton of Captain T. At this point I had been working on the sculpture for about a day or so after finishing my work for the day. By spending anywhere between an hour to two hours a night and no more allowed me to spread the work out over time so I did not get burned out.

 

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This is a closer picture of the skeletal structure. We’re looking at T’s front. Note how his feet are coiled over twice for stability. He is also free-standing at this stage which is very important for maintaining balance when I add to it later.

Before there is form…

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This is a project I’ve been working on for some time without really planning on keeping track of during the process. However, looking through some old files, I realized I had a good chronological series of photos from the process. As of this writing, I am not yet finished with this statue.

As of this writing, I have much of the clay on but am slowly building form. Once completed, I will fire it in my oven and then paint the fine details. it is a gift to Ian for all of the support he’s given me over the years of the character Captain T we made together.

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I started with a heavier armature wire, needle-nose pliers, and crimping pliers. In this photo you can see that I started with the silhouette of Captain T. You can see his belly, nose and profile beginning to form.

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After generating his profile, I started with the base. This will eventually be a free-standing statue so balance is key. By starting out with the feet and legs it allows me to secure a solid stance to take on the weight of the rest of the sculpture. Note the model sheet in the background.

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