Almost Finished

I’m getting close to finishing. What’s left is smoothing out the tool marks and fingerprints. With the heatwave here in Oregon, the plastilina clay is really soft and sticky. I may have to make room in the fridge for it so it’ll harden up for the next step.  

Pug Proportions

I’ve never sculpted the whole pug before, just the heads and faces. This is a work in progress. I’ve only roughed in where things go as I work on getting the proportions right. Proportions come first, then details. Why spend a lot of time on the paw’s pads and claws if it turns out the paw is too small to start with and needs to be sculpted bigger, right? So I ask all of you, how are my proportions so far?

Here Comes the Blue Goop

I thought some folks might be interested in seeing some of the steps in the mold making process of the “pug head tilt” sculptures I’ve been working one. The blue stuff is a silicone called Oomoo 30. I just poured these and I now have six hours of anticipation with my fingers crossed that no air bubbles are going to mess them up. I’ve realized that air bubbles are the mold maker’s nemesis.