Shortened the torso and arms, made the arse less feminine, started refining muscles and trying out leg hair texture. Still haven’t decided on an angle for the head. I brought some wax-clay home to make a couple of different heads. I think we’re getting a male model in next week to help those who are making male figures.
I’m thinking about the metal to cast him in. I don’t think dark bronze will be right this time. I had visions of stainless steel, with a combination of rough and smooth-shiny textures, but because of the pouring temperature of steel and the thinness of the ankle the metal will have to run through, he’d have to be done in two parts and welded together, which leaves the door open a bit wider for Mr Cockup, and I’m starting to get the impression that in metal casting that door is open wide enough already! So maybe green bronze — similar colour to the wax — or aluminium, which is light and cheap and pours easily and can still look pretty shiny. I want him to be an outdoor piece, so I think it’d be cool if he glittered a bit in the sun and reflected his surroundings.
ETA: Arse still too female. Looking at Robert Mapplethorpe pics for reference. No, no that one. I may also need to change the tilt of the pelvis. Though I should be writing, I’ve got a yen to go back in today and work on it some more.