Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Portrait and Monster Clay Part 2

Copyright      Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright       Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright   Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright     Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright     Art Di Lella 2013
I'm finally back. The past four weeks have been extraordinarily busy in the studio. I''ll talk about it in my next installment.

Instead,the subject of today's post is my recent portrait commission which is being done in Monster Clay.
As I mentioned in the previous post this is the first time I've ever used this product. It's an oil based clay but it models more like wax. I find the sheen it has a bit distracting so I've been using sandpaper on the surface to rough it up a bit. It's still early on in the process with forms and facial features gradually emerging.
I hope to have the roughing out stage completed including hair over the next few weeks.

In the meantime,the shop is still busy but over the next two months I'll be talking about silicone casting and finishing as well as more entries of my Hyper Realistic Reconstructed series.
Stay tuned, I'll be back soon. Cheers.


  1. I'm interested to see how this portrait evolves from photographs and curious about how you can sand this product that never really drys.
    Good luck with all your work Art!

  2. Monster Clay is unusual. I'm simply dragging the sandpaper over the surface; it doesn't clog up like wax or other oil based clays but I'm still getting used to it.

    Thanks for your encouragement Lorraine.