|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.
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.