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June 24th, 2008 #1
update 6-29-08 Work in progress - A metal elephant
I just started on this, and after several false starts I think the head is finally roughed in. Because the trunk isn't filled in, the head is looking a bit like Darth Vader but I''m hoping that will change once I finish the tusks and trunk. This is my first elephant so all feedback/crit is appreciated, (but keep the "Lord of the Flies" head-on-a-stick references to a minimum )
Last edited by andrewchase; June 29th, 2008 at 11:46 PM. Reason: clarifying title
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Wow. That is cool. I like it how it is. I love the negative space. My only critic is that a different "stick" is in order, something that compliments the piece, but I'm assuming that your current "stick" is only a placeholder, so therefore my critique is moot. Regardless, awesome sculpt! Great imagination and creativity here.
June 25th, 2008 #3
Artastic - I'm glad you like it, I'm working on roughing out the body next. When its done it will look a bit like this giraffe(I hope.)
June 25th, 2008 #4
OK! The elephant in its current state didnt do anything to me - but seeing the Giraffe made me laugh - man you have talent! Its funny, its beautiful and its different. Go on - lets see the full elephant! I cant wait.
June 25th, 2008 #5
i love how the elephant looks so far. quite nice :] im intrigued to see where this goes. if it turns out anything like the giraffe thou its going to be amazing. keep it up mate.
June 27th, 2008 #6
i really think you should consider forgetting the body and just wall mounting it. it looks amazing as it is (especially the trunk) it could so easily start to stray into "cliched scrap metal sculpture" if you get the body wrong.
i know its your piece and you'll do what you think works. thats just what id do
June 27th, 2008 #7
June 27th, 2008 #8
Not something I truly apreciate.
(sry just beeing honest)
June 27th, 2008 #9
Aseyngel, hapakid88, Eva K - Thanks
pocko "i really think you should consider forgetting the body and just wall mounting it" - Thanks, I appreciate that. I'm going to use the elephant in a book series I'm writing, so I have to build the whole thing. When I'm done, all the joints will move and lock and the trunk will be cable controlled. Here's a link to the first book so you can get an idea what I'm talking about.
Kaledrub - Sorry, hopefully you'll like it more when it's done
June 28th, 2008 #10
I was a bit drunk when I made that comment yesterday. Sorry if I was rude.
You're right, maybe I like it better when its finished.
June 29th, 2008 #11
aah i get you andrew.
i like how its so sculptural and as mentioned the negative space aspects work nicely, but if you are building it for use in illustrative images im sure itll look great!
the giraffe above is great, as theres enough hydraulics etc to make it look like it could really move.
June 29th, 2008 #12
I roughed out the legs this weekend, I'll add more bulk later. Obviously I need to lengthen the body. Thats next, and then I'll work out the neck. I have a nasty feeling the the head is too small. Oh well, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. As always, all input welcome