This is the original sculpt of the Bowen Wolverine bust we co-sculpted with Randy.
armature for bust, looks like paperclay
Ok for the fans out there this is the first comic book character ever sculpted by either Brandon or I, even before the howling Wolverine (which is usually called the firtst because it is in sculpey). It's a terra cotta /water based clay over coathangers Colossus. We re-created the exact same scenario later in Sculpey which was Colossus holding Wolverine back from going to fight the Juggernaut, while ripping off his shirt. Basically us reliving the bar fight scene classically illustrated by John Romita around issue 172.
WOW! Amazing work guys! Thanks for showing the early stuff. More artist should do that. I find it very inspirational. It shows it's not just talent but also it takes a lot of work and practice to create such dynamic and powerful artwork.
Thanks man. The bookends were never produced, we were told ' they were'nt doing anything' , I cant even remember what company.
This is an old Sabretooth bust that we did for Bowen and it was not accepted by Marvel because of the long hair I think. Anyway a friend had it for about ten years and we got it back and fixed it up quite a bit. Starts at $1
Oh man, the Shiflett brothers, haven't seen you guys in a while. Still AMAZING work, not sure if you guys remember me. I been around your guys forums for a little while and met you guys at San Diego Comic Con in 2010