Saturday, September 28, 2019

SCULPTURE: "Ostrich Dragon"

Here is my submission for the "Sculptober Challenge" (for the Shiflett Brothers Sculpting Forum on Facebook). We were asked to find a single photo of an animal that inspired us, and turn that animal into a dragon. My "Inspiration Photo" was one that I took of an ostrich on my way to Santa Barbara, CA, back in 2015 at a place called "Ostrich Land". I decided to make the palette of the dragon a lot more colorful than the ostrich. Below are images of the various stages of development. I used "Magic Sculpt" epoxy putty for this sculpture instead of my usual choice of "Sculpey" clay.
  And here is the final paint job on this creature. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

CHALK ART: "Godzilla and Friends"

Back by popular demand! ( it was one little girl who lives across the street who asked me.) I finally have some decent weather with no rain for the next few days, so it's time for some CHALK ART! The subject matter is near and dear to my heart...Godzilla and Friends. 

As luck would have it, while I was working on this yesterday, school let out early at noon. About 15 kids swarmed me, and were having a blast "running the rocks", trying not to burn up their cute little tennis shoes in the lava. (Apologies for the pink color around the rocks. I didn't have enough orange and red chalk.)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

SCULPTURE- "Steampunk Gunslinger Bot"

Today I finished a fun little project...a "Steampunk Gunslinger Bot". I love westerns and have been watching several Clint Eastwood movies lately. I did a "custom conversion" of an old "Transformer" toy that was too challenging for my little brain to turn back into a bulldozer. I completely disassembled the toy, and also used a couple of bits from a Transformer airplane toy. I created the hat from scratch.