Time to put together the ideas in my head, with the materials in my basement. Etsy store, here I come.
I’ve decided to test out one of the best aspects of the epoxy clay, the ability to sand it and make thinner shapes than with traditional clay. I sculpted this space helmet over one of the plastic bubble inserts, I did it in two steps this time. First I just made a think dome then sanded that smooth. then I cut the hole for the plastic to show through. Then I went pack and added the outer visor and sides. What is cool about this stuff is that I was able to sand off a LOT of it with a sanding wheel and was able to get it looking very symetrical. Which is something I have trouble with.
I think I’m getting the hang of this. I get that you have to be pretty methodical with the planning to get it just right. and it helps to be patient. I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the body section of this? I might have to do some more planning. The bottom image is from another sculpt that I’m doing currently. I get why Jason Freeny is constantly working on more than one thing at a time.
I ordered some mold making materials that should be here today. I’m really excited to get into epoxy casting and then start with the painting on these guys.
more pictures after the break.
Iâ€™ve been kicking around this idea for a while and I was bored the other day so I thought Iâ€™d test some things out. Just like the skull I think that if you draw something enough you can sculpt it too. Iâ€™ve been drawing tentacles in my sketchbooks for years. Iâ€™ve always just liked them, theyâ€™re like the remote controls of the animal kingdom. One looks a little bit like an elephants trunk, but I think with some paint theyâ€™ll be awesome. Iâ€™ll say one thing, sketching is a lot different from working with clay.
It’s like Sean Welker and I collaborated on a sculpture and it came out awesome. I love these things and I must learn how to cast in vinyl or silicone or something harder than plaster. Because I could totally sculpt this… plus they sell for $800 each.