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MOST RECENT

More tweaks. Hands are too small, sigh. Teacher seemed pretty happy with progress overall. Just, adjust this, this, and this...Im content with where it's at right now.

Damn tiny fingers and eyeballs. Ugh. Fingers keep falling off when making adjustments so.shes missing two fingers on one hand. You'd think eyes would be easy...not when they're miniscule. Might destroy this at end of the pose. I'd like to keep it since it's my first sculpt but not sure if I want to go through the hassle of casting it. We'll see.

Currently working on a series of self portraits composition. My first figure composition. Me alone acting and directing my own script. Watch out for the episodes.
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Starting a study from life. It's been a few years looking at the whole body. Wish me luck!
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Hi guys! Sorry about the last two days. Been busy! As promised here’s the finished portrait I did of our model. One of my classmates told me she looks like Coraline but older. I can kinda see it x””D. All personal work is on a hold while I pack for the move, so only classwork and a few throwbacks/work I haven’t posted yet till the moving is over. My hand is itching to get back to writing and drawing.
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She finally has a belly button. Started one of the hands meaning a thumb and wonky forefinger. Took one of my oil painting brushes to it to start the finishing process. That's gonna take some work. Might need some stiffer brushes cause now it looks like a blind plastic surgeon went crazy with the liposuction wand. Process, and progress, not perfection.

Finally decent lighting. Teacher still hasn't said a word about the face. How do you do really small hands? I still need to give her eyes. Ugh. Need to start 'finishing it too.

“Life drawing with wire” - the resistant thick wire was so hard to tackle, but it produced really rounded and fluid lines that construct the body ☺️ also the idea of tension is now no longer just visual, it becomes a force that I feel in the making of this sculpture! This line drawing is no longer linear as there is physical space within the sculpture.

Inspired by #PaulCezanne’s landscape paintings I experimented with the effect of color blocking on my theme of tension. Using a large, flat, dry brush, I blocked out, in varying directions, reds and greens. The color blocking is completely arbitrary, but not random as there are clear areas I intended to be red, pulling the greens next to it and vice versa, and within each region I built up the light and dark.

The areas of shade and light surprisingly imitate the tones of the life drawing. Tension is generated as the wire and painted parts are optically pulled together, instantly filling up the space and increasing the presence of the body.

I’m pleasantly surprised by this week’s discoveries and I’m more sure now of the direction I want to head in for my final piece, which concludes 1 1/2 years of study. I’m really excited to expand the space I have within the idea of tension, and within the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional surfaces! ✨

***** FESTIVAL OF MAKING WORKSHOP *****
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Super talented sculptor @emmajeankemp will be running a workshop at the studio on the 29th, allowing people to try out her life sculpture course. She runs longer courses here at the studio so if you decide you like it then you can book yourself on one of those too!
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Link is in our bio to book all workshops 😊
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I think I've made it out of my funk state of mind. Things are taking shape. Now to work on the really tiny stuff like toes fingers and facial features. Sculpting a two inch tall head is really friggin hard. The smallest adjustment can throw everything out of whack.

Hi guys! I haven’t exactly showed off my sculpture work this semester, so here’s a little work in progress shot of a portrait I’m making. One side of her face I haven’t worked on much but I plan on having it done by Monday! So expect finished shots this weekend.
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