Friday, September 19, 2008

Ben Caldwell Speed Character Study

With Tim Bruckners awesome character study work for inspiration(seen here) I have set out to do some studies of my own to further my technique and speed up my sculpting. With that in my mind I set some ground rules for myself.......1.One a week 2.Four hour time limit 3.Work from a drawing or picture.

Here is the first example........

As I limited my time to four hours, there are some differences between the drawing and the sculpt that I would go back and fix. Eye shape, jowls and head shape etc.... but my rule is four hours and so I stopped. Love to know what you guys(and gals) think. Thanks

If you havent seen Ben Caldwells work check it out in this book, it is great drawing and cartooning reference that works great for sculptors.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Spider from Spider and the Fly Tony Diterlizzi

A very talented sculptor by the name of Tim Bruckner has been posting some character studies on the sculpting forum. You can check out a sample here, I was under the impression he was spending about an hour on them so I wanted to challenge myself to see what I could do in an hour and a half. Here is the result and the reference work.

A New Post Finally

It has taken me awhile but I finally made some movement on the sculptures. In the interim I have been starting a toy company with a friend and that has been occupying a good portion of my time. No excuse but here it is......I present the finished Capt of the USS Glub. I will be molding and casting him this week and the sub should quickly follow.