Tuesday 20 September 2011

Scar Predator AVP Sculpture Pt II

Scar Predator Sculpture Commission. This will be produced in latex rubber and the fibreglass lifecast the clay is sculpted on will be used as a core for the soft foam filling. Item to be used for costuming with Bio helmets

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Scar Predator AVP Sculpture

AVP Scar Predator commisioned sculpture, this will be produced in latex rubber with a soft foam core to fit over the wearers head perfectly. It's sculpted at a movie scale to fit the AVP Scar helmet I produced a while back for Mysteria Models. This is the sculpt roughed out ready to begin detailing.

Monday 12 September 2011

AVPr Predalien Pt II

Returning to all things Alien…The Predalien Sculpture continues. Sculpted in Chavant NSP medium oil clay, life-size at approx 23 inches high. There’s still a little refining to do but it’s pretty much there. Still finalising the moulding of this piece. Additional parts to complete the sculpture will come in a clear vac-formed plastic dome, upper and lower lips and the stringy tendons attached to the upper and lower jaw areas.

Wednesday 4 March 2009

AvPR - Requiem Alien Hybrid PredAlien Sculpture

Whilst looking over some of the artists on myspace Steve Wang’s work is at the top of the game when it comes to sculpting for the Alien Predator franchises, he’s worked on many of the title creatures from as far back as Predator in the 80’s up to the latest offerings in AvPR.

It’s been a while since I did any new work for Mysteria Models or the garage kit industry and having already a new sculpture that’s been waiting for a release ive decided to do something mainstream. The Alien Hybrid PredAlien sculpture will be the flagship release if you like, with the kind of interest it will generate it should open the door nicely to a future kit company. Expected release sometime in the second half of the year with hopeful coverage in Amazing Figure Modeler, so stay tuned for more updates on this work and any of the other kits that will make up the new product line.

Reference images for the sculpture from Steve Wangs myspace portfolio and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem - Inside the Monster Shop

Tuesday 3 March 2009

Orang-utan sculpture study

I decided a while back to start doing some life studies in clay, here’s one of the first of a young Orang-utan Ape sculpture, the image reference for the sculpt was from a birthday card I picked up in Boarders bookstore, I saw the card and thought that would make a cute project and reflect something other than the stuff I’ve been working on recently.

Images of the clay sculpt and the silicone casting, currently awaiting paint and hair punching

Monday 24 November 2008

Ron Mueck's Mask II & Siren at STATUEPHILIA

The weekend saw a trip to the STATUEPHILIA exhibition at The British Museum, London. The museum itself was wondrous, from outside the traditionally looking ancient architecture of an old London and through the foyer to the main hall where up above we transition to glass and steal domed roofing and polished marble architecture, which in turn seemed quite fitting to the exhibits of Contemporary sculpture stood side by side with ancient sculptures from around the world.

The STATUEPHILIA exhibits include Antony Gormley, Case for an Angel I. Damien Hirst, Cornucopia. Ron Mueck, Mask II. Time Noble and Sue Webster, Dark Stuff, and Marc Quinn, Siren.

The Australian born artist living and working in London, Ron Mueck’s work has always inspired from the days of working at the Henson Creature Shop on films like Labyrinth to his more modern approach to Contemporary Art with his hyper realistic sculptures.

Ron Mueck Mask II 2001/2002 Mixed media is an amazing work of art, from the pictures I’d seen it almost looked caricatured but seeing it in the flesh was incredible, the depth of detail and realism brought it to life with an almost eerie quality coupled with it’s overwhelming size. Installation video

Marc Quinn Siren, a life-size statue of a modern day goddess Kate Moss crafted in gold.

Tuesday 30 September 2008

-WithIn- Female Cow Hybrid

The female cow hybrid sculpture finished...
The water clays been sealed with crysta clear spray and a mould divide added just passed half way, It was decided early on to due to costs and construction that the sculpture would be photographed front on and that this would be a static display.....
The first layer of silicone moulding rubber is brushed on and left to gell....
Once all the silcone work was complete this multi peice fibre glass mother jacket was produced, this was to hold the rubber moulds position aswell as the weight, in total the finsihed mould weighted approx 25 kilos, there was also a resin plate mould made of the back half.....
Mmooo baby!! the resin casting produced using polyester gell coat layers pigments and reinforced with fibre glass. I've decided to leave the eyes in the cast instead of using glass eyes seen as one eye's iris and pupil will be distorted to match the eye socket, I've also left the teeth in the which seemed little need to dremel out and add acrylic