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*You can hover the arrow over the frame to freeze the display.
"In Need of a Nudge" (in 3-D)
The print is always produced first, and then I adapt the print into the sculpture. I began building his body first (which is all hollowed out). I normally use solid forms of clay to sculpt the body, but b/c of his size, I rolled out giant slabs & laid them over a sturdy tubed cardboard that I shaped. Then I proceeded with making the flippers & attaching them to the body. Sculpting the head & creating facial features is my most favorite part of sculpting (I always save it for last & attach it). I do the same for the girl, I build her torso first, segment it, hollow it out, & then build the arms, hands, legs, etc & attach... Again I leave the head, face, hair, etc...for last.
"The Boost" (in 3-D)
I went ahead & started building him on a kiln shelf to save me the trouble of transporting him into a kiln. Again, I started building the body shape, segmenting it, & hollowing it all out. For the giraffe legs, I rolled out giant coils & shaped them, and then attached them to the body (same with his tail). For the long neck, I rolled out a giant slab & created a tube. Then I sculpted the head, segmented in half, hollowed it, & attached it onto the neck.
"A Freak Show"
"The Squid Encounter"
"The Roundup" (in 3-D)
"Bevin & Toot" (in 3-D)
"Inside the Mind of a Genius" (no.2)
"The Deer Cult" (group 1)
"The Deer Cult" (group 2)
"Inside the Mind of a Genius" (no. 1)
"Spheksophobia Confront" (in 3-D)
"The Deer Cult" (group 3)