05/26/11

Boris!

He’s finished! In bronze! And I think he looks awesome 🙂 His toes are a bit twisted (maybe because the wax-clay model’s feet didn’t have armature wire in them and got bent at some point in the foundry?), but if I really want to I (assume I) can get another wax model cast from the mould, fix them, and get a new mould made for any further casts. In the meantime, I’m still extremely happy with how he came out.

He was hard to photograph — there’s a bit of lens distortion in some of these pictures.

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Front
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Back
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Side
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Closeup
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Feet
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05/12/11

Pan – getting there

Ears, horns and hair are pretty much done! I’m leaving Pan alone now until I can ask my teacher for advice on how much or little finish to give the piece. I quite like the rough, unfinished torso, but if I leave it that way, I think it might want some graduation between finicky and rough. I carved the grooves into the horns mostly with a pin, a toothpick and a rubber-tipped tool. For the hair I used various small tools and a toothpick. The horns were an absolute bastard to do, I have to say.  On the first go I made the grooves too even and close together, so that it looked artificial, and I had to rub them out and start over. The ears were slightly less trouble, although one of them is very keen to break in half now.

The hair looks ok at a distance, but the close view says more work needed!:
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Getting there in general:
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