Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Hyper Realistic Reconstructed Sculpture#6 Part 6

I thought it would be good to have a short little post on #6.  This is a sneak view of "little one". It's starting to look more like a small child and less a anatomical model. The clay is being built up slowly and carefully to the sculpture in order to avoid distortion during the process.  While modelling,I do refer to tissue depth measurements for children as a guide but I find that information only moderately useful. Intuitiveness is still an important element in the modeling process. Modelling by charts and measurements strictly will often lead to incongruity. This sculpture series is about interpretation not a literal translation.
So far,sculpting a child's face has been a welcome change from the rather robust older adult male subjects that were done earlier in this series.  But doing depictions of children is by no means easier. Their soft rounded  contours,their topography is extremely subtle and not easy to read.
In the meantime, I'm working in the studio during the holidays. I find this is a good time to work because it's quiet, less stressful and it gives me extra time to experiment with some new materials.
I hope to be back before New Years with some new updates.  Talk to all of you soon. Cheers.