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Posted by John Grant IV on September 6, 2011 at 3:25 PM

I just realized why most of my sculptures are not clicking -- It's because I've been working from 2-dimensional source photos, instead of looking at live models.  The one that I did as a self portrait turned out the best, I think.  And for that one I was able to see myself from different angles. 

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This is my latest attempt at learning how to sculpt.  It is caled "Not Quite Obama."  I think you can tell from the title why I named it that.  This one was also made entirely from clay which I dug up from our backyard here in College Station, Texas.  The clay has a thick, goopy consistency which only starts to sculpt well after I have played with it for 45 minutes or so.  I need to hook up with someone in town with a kiln so I can start firing these monstrosities.

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