Monday, April 26, 2010
Refining Sculpture continues and a Gallynipper in my hand
This is a great little tool called a glyptic. It is a loop tool with one side that is serrated (like a rake). What's nice is that you can change out different shape loops from the handle using an included allen wrench (shown). I got this at Sculpture Depot in Loveland Colorado.
I am using a rake tool on the man's shirt to futher refine the surface.
I use a small loop tool for the hair. This is the little boy.
This is the progress on the man's face -I have given him a slight smile.
This is the woman's face.
To make bows for the little girl's hair, I flatten a strip of clay and loop either end over, and join in the middle. Then, I pinch the middle slightly.
After I apply the bows to the hair, I add a bit of clay for the knot of the bow.
This is the sculpture with a black backdrop. The backdrop helps me to see the sillouette of the sculpture more easily. I choose black over a light material because a lighter material makes highlights more difficult to read.
A swallowtail butterfly on locust blooms.
Toads eggs in a puddle.
Got this guy out of the sink. You know what they say, a Gallynipper in the hand...