Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Staying Ahead Part 2

Copyright           Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright          Art  Di Lella 2013

I just wanted to do a quick post on this portrait head. I've been busy on several fronts so some projects like this commissioned clay portrait are taking more time but it does give me an opportunity to be a little more thorough. I'm still working out the hair and still evaluating the facial forms at this point of the process. It still a ways to go but I feel it's getting closer.
I'll be back soon. Have a great week.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Skin Texture for Hyper/Photo Realistic Figure Sculpture

Copyright          Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright         Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright         Art  Di Lella 2013

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Copyright      Art  Di Lella 2013

Copyright       Art  Di Lella 2013

This is the early stages of skin texture being applied to the figure. The texture process as I've described in earlier posts is  multistaged with layer upon layer of different sometimes extremely subtle tooling applied to the surface. I've found this approach best because it gives depth to the skin itself.  It's been an up and down process so far but I feel I'm closer to completing the clay model than at any other time.
In the meantime, the studio continues to be busy with some major projects coming up in the Fall as well. I'll announce that in September. 
I wish all my visitors,a great weekend. Cheers.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Portraits,Skulls and Figures

Sculpture Copyright  Gino Cavecchioli 2013                             Photo credit  Art  Di Lella 2013
Today's post focuses on some of the artists that I have worked with over the past few months.

The first picture is a portrait of Lincoln Alexander by the sculptor Gino Cavecchioli. Lincoln Alexander was a prominent politician from Hamilton Ontario who served in the federal cabinet as minister of labour in the Joe Clark government back in 1979.  

Image Copyright        Art  Di Lella 2013
These are urethane casts of Bat and Parakeet skulls which I moulded and cast in a bone colour for Nan'Darach Designs in Calgary Alberta.

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Close up of the Parakeet skulls.

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A trio of sculptures by Taline Iskedjian which were being moulded in silicone and was later cast in bronze by MST Bronze.

Sculpture  Copyright   Bernice Schwartz 2013           Photo credit   Art  Di Lella 2013
A bonded or cold cast bronze cast which I made for the for the artist Bernice Schwartz.
Sculpture Copyright   Bernice Schwartz 2013          Photo credit  Art  Di Lella 2013

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Copyright    Art  Di Lella 2013
Moulding the back of the juvenile Pan. The original is made in Terra Cotta

Sculpture  Copyright   Sid Golden 2013               Photo Credit  Art  Di Lella 2013

Another sculpture that was recently moulded and cast in bonded bronze. The sculptor is Sid Golden.

I'll be back soon. Have a great week.