Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Finished Sculpting

I'm finally finished sculpting Fred Sanford and Swamp Thing. While waiting to take the molds on these guys I'll do some little touch ups. Below are a couple pics, I'll take better ones with Marys camera.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Freds Sweater

Trying to get some work done on Fred before I go to the job. I found a texture I like for Freds sweater and I'm trying to get some of the rough textue done before work.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Swamp Thing's Back

Just taking a quick break to rest my eyes, figured I'd update the blog with pics of what I'm doing today on my day off from the job. Today I am roughing out the shape of Swamp Things in a little more detail and I'll go back in and detail it some more. Keep in mind this bust is only about 7 inches tall. (I think most people think I'm working in actual size compared to a human head like the masks I used to make. People told me they were shocked at how small Pumpkinhead was when they saw it in person. Some said they were shocked at how detailed it was which to me was a great compliment considering the scale I'm working on. I am new to making busts so I'm trying to improve with each piece. Also along the way some work that goes unnoticed is some of the patch work in spots that might make the molds detail hold up longer, lessons learned on Pumpkinhead. )

                                                   This top pic was how it looked earlier.

Keep in mind this won't look as carved or rough when its finished, think of this as a sketch. Its not often I get to put some real time into these busts so today I hope to cover a lot of ground.
(enough typing, back to work)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Pumpkinhead for sale

As soon as I finish painting the four Pumpkinhead busts I just cast, they will be up for sale, so keep checking back I'll let you know where to order one!!!

New Step By Step Pages

I added two new Step By Step pages to the side of the blog. (still) Scuplting Swamp Thing and (still) Sculpting Fred Sanford. I'll continue adding pics as I finish sculpting these mini busts.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Last night at the Colonial Theater

 (Friends Joel Rickenbach, Nick Lombardo, and the Colonial Theater crew always get the coolest films, def worth looking into upcoming shows http://thecolonialtheatre.com/)

Last night me and Mary met up with friends at the Colonial Theater to watch a screening of Pumpkinhead (shown under its alternate title). Friend and fellow artist Chris Garofalo allowed me to share a table with him in the lobby and display my Pumpkinhead bust while he sold some of his outstanding prints. I hope to have more busts done soon and I will be letting people know through my blog, Marys facebook, and Instagram on how to purchase one. I just wanted to thank everyone that was very supportive of my work, the hardest thing for me is getting my butt out there and showing my art. I'm a bit a hermit and I'm slowly realizing that my work is worth sharing with fellow fans. Thank you for all the support and kind words.

Below are some of Chis Garofalo's prints, I highly suggest you check out his site. He takes his craft very seriously and is a fan himself so his work is from the heart.

Check out his prints at http://quiltfacestudios.tumblr.com/

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What I've been up to since Saturday's post...

Over the holiday weekend I had to take advantage of the free time. I had to pour some resin and make more Pumpkinhead busts. I don't have a studio to work from so I had to use the laundry room when no one was around.

This a still from This Island Earth. The alien in the pic is the Metaluna Mutant, this is going to be the subject of the next bust I'm going to work on.

 This is the rough shape of the mutant. I'm working out the shape at Marys place and then I'll bring to my place to detail.

Along with pouring resin and shaping the mutant, I'm also changing some of the design on Swamp Thing. After making the mold for Pumpkinhead and making some busts from it I learned some lessons and ran into some problems I hope to avoid with future busts. By changing some of the design of Swamp Thing I hope to avoid these problems. One major change is taking his shape all the way to base, this should keep him from getting hung up when pulling him from the mold. Also I'm reshaping some detail to get the most from the silicone mold.

So thats what I've been working on besides working the full time day job and celebrating my 11 year anniversary with Mary.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pumpkinhead is Finished!!!!!!

Just finished my first Pumpkinhead bust!!! I'll post better pics later, just wanted to get these up before I go to work.