View Full Version : Savanna Leigh's Stuff [Update: 3/23/09]
March 7th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Hey everyone, I've finally gotten around to taking some pictures of the stuff I've been working on recently. Crit away, and let me know what you think! Thanks!
This Totoro is an incense holder my roommate suggested.
The bird is a small part of a larger wood and metal abstraction. He was made in Sculpey, then cast in urethane.
Here he is with the original.
March 8th, 2009, 02:37 AM
March 8th, 2009, 06:16 AM
I absolutely love the first one inparticular, very cute and quirky. It's something you find in a gift shop in those glass cabinets! I'd love to see more of these types of sculpts, a whole range of them.
Well done you, and thanks for sharing.
March 8th, 2009, 08:18 PM
haha!the first charcter is soo great!!thx for sharing it inspires me ;D
March 9th, 2009, 12:20 PM
I'm a fan of functional sculpture. Mass-produced, mass-distributed "goods" that add to our disposable culture have never really interested me. I like the idea of form and function and aesthetic combining to develop a unique item that will actually be used.
You've personalized the incense holder and, in the way, it's not something that can be considered disposable. Plus, it looks terrific. Totoro has plenty of fans, so you might need to expect requests.
As for the bird sculpture, I think you've captured the core elements of the creature, and the paint scheme certainly creates the proper illusion of natural life. The beak appears just a tad upturned for me, but that could be an optical illusion brought on by the dip of brown paint over the beak in the painted example. I'm looking forward to seeing how you incorporate this into the finished installation.
March 10th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Thank you for all your kind words!
KU- I also love functional sculpture. These are the only two Sculpey creations I've made, and I certainly need more practice. I tried to focus on texture. The bird was already installed and removed, and of course I haven't any pictures.. The beak had a massive air bubble i casting that I didn't have time to repair fully. Tomorrow I am casting a 1/2 scale self portrait bust into fiberglass- I'll post WIP as soon as I can :)
Thanks for looking!
March 23rd, 2009, 09:40 AM
Hey everyone, thanks for looking!
This is a two-part waste mold I've been working on. It's a ceramic bust 1/2 scale, and it will soon be cast in fiberglass. More to come later this week! The head was cast from a rubber press mold I made last month.
Let me know what you think :)
March 23rd, 2009, 12:23 PM
I just wanted to drop in and cheer on your mold-making/casting efforts. Seems that a lot of folks here are experimenting with similar processes right now. Must be something in the air.
Looking forward to seeing how you handle the fiberglass treatment. My early experiences with molding and fiberglass casting were challenging and rewarding.
April 1st, 2009, 03:44 PM
The catalyst I used in my fiberglass resin was corrupted... it puddled in the mold for a few days before I managed to peel it all up. Now the mold needs some serious cleaning before my next cast, hopefully this won't fail!
Breath of Life
April 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM
Oh man... poorly mixed chemicals + personal art = SUCK! Sorry to hear about your pain. I've been teaching myself moldmaking/casting for the past couple of years, (with plenty of help from the friendly folks on sculpting forums!) so I know the pain of bad batches of stuff or screwing up the mix.
I totally LOVE your Torowhatever guy. Is he the studio Gibli mascot?
The Dark Power
April 3rd, 2009, 08:44 AM
On the molding/casting issues, I've found that over-catalysing everything (resins/silicons) has had little ill effect and has ensured I've not had any probs with stuff not setting. Others may have had different experiences with different materials though.
Also, if it's a material I've not used before, I always do a test cast on something so I don't risk ruining my sculpture. Most important bit is don't be disheartened if it does go wrong (I've done plenty of times too!).
April 3rd, 2009, 12:29 PM
Dark Power and Breath of Life,
Thanks for your encouraging words! I will defiantly be over catalyzing in smaller batches this time around, and I still can't believe I skipped the test mold. Ah well, live and learn. For now, I'm still chipping Bondo out of the mold, trying to save it. I'll post an update when I try again :)
Totoro is the Gibli mascot, and I love the movie he's in. He was just a little practice model so I could use a new tool on fur, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome!
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