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07-11-2005, 11:27 AM

This thread is for posting photos of your best 5 TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE pieces done in any medium ~ Super Sculpy, Clay, etc.

Please keep photos to 600 pixel WIDTH x APPROPRIATE pixel LENGTH.

Thanks in advance for your posts! :)


07-12-2005, 07:33 PM
I really welcome this new forum! Congrats to cgtalk and the mods.

Well, here are some links from my site with traditional sculptures and busts:
A bust of conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, in bronze and plasticine:
http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/MITROPOULOS.htm (http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/MITROPOULOS.htm)
A bust of older Greek politicians:
http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/Papaligouras.htm (http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/Papaligouras.htm)
http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/KARAMANLIS.htm (http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/KARAMANLIS.htm)
A stylized womans bust:
http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/Mairy.htm (http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/Mairy.htm)

Here some abstract scultures with some decorative funtcionality:

I'll scan in some more soon.

07-12-2005, 10:14 PM

Thank you for posting these! I particularly like this one:
http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/Papaligouras.htm (http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/Busts/Papaligouras.htm)

Can you tell us a bit about your background and training?

Thank you! :)


07-13-2005, 12:13 AM
Thank you for putting up a traditional 3D section, R! I don't feel so far behind in this.

first: Snow white witch, project: art doll for sale on eBay.
process: sculpt head, feet, hands, paint, construct doll.
Material: prosculpt and premo. Eyes hand-painted.

Me: I am self-taught, as much as anyone can be self-taught with the wealth of books, inspirational artists etc. floating around the universe.
Sculpture is my first love, but I crave to draw and paint.

First image is base witch, second is head and hands to give an idea of scale and third is closeup of doll's finished head.

07-13-2005, 10:36 AM
Can you tell us a bit about your background and training?
Thanks for the crit.
Well, about my background & training, as many artists I do not have a "formal" diploma.
I grew up in an artistic eniroment _my dad is an artist_ and started practice since I was very young- the old times apprenticeship...:D - I did study drawing, sculpting in Fine art academy, but left midway 'cause I was already working as a cartoonist for newspapers. We also have good friends who are internationally aclaimed artists and spend some summers doing workshops there.
To not carry on too much, whoever is interested in more details can have a look here. (http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/DWpagesHTML/evaninfo.htm)

IMHO, luckily in this visual field, it is not the degrees that count but what one actually does! And one's qualifications can speak out imediately by spending 5minuntes and having a look at his portfolio.

07-14-2005, 03:02 PM
cool sculptures guys, post more :)

07-15-2005, 01:27 AM
hey guys ... absolutely FANTASTIC work!

- Somhairle

07-17-2005, 10:12 PM
This is a portrait doll that I did on a comission. The family of the girl were happy with the results. I am also self taught in sculpture. I have had some training in 2D art. I am just sharing, my work can't hold a candle to much of the art that I have seen here. Thanks for letting me share. I love this site and all that you are doing!


07-17-2005, 10:20 PM

Wow, I have to say that I am fascinated by dolls and miniatures, but have never had any experience with creating them ~ so it's awesome to see this work! Can you tell us something about your process for creating your dolls? Dolls have a strange, sometimes twilight zone charm which I appreciate ~ funny, but true!

Thank you for posting this ~ hope to see more of your work! :)


07-18-2005, 05:49 AM
Thank you for your interest Rebeccak. This sculpture was modeled with a polymer resin clay called cernit that can be baked in a conventional or toaster oven. I used the picture that I posted next to the doll and another profile picture of the girl to get the proportions for the face. I learned the technics from doll sculpting books. One thing about sculpture that I have experienced, that is rare when I am drawing, is that I have sometimes gone into a
"zone" where the modeling becomes almost automatic. Like a pure form of observation being transmitted to my fingers without conscious thought or analysis. Perhaps I could get into this "zone" when I am drawing with much more practice. I don't know? I probably shouldn't have brought that up on this thread, it just popped into my head.

Anyway thank you for the response and I love all the information and inspiration that you are providing on these threads. I appreciate your generousity so much.:applause::love:

Patti Gibson

07-18-2005, 04:30 PM
Euphrosyne / Patti :)

Thanks for elaborating on your process, it's really quite cool. And thanks for the kind comments, they are appreciated! :) I really hope that you will post more of your work and perhaps share with us some of your techniques through a tutorial if you are intrested.

Looking forward to seeing more good work! :)


07-25-2005, 08:49 AM
I just started getting into sculpture a couple weeks ago. Here is my first attempt at sculpting anything. I have two other pieces in the works that I'll post once I'm finished. I'm really loving sculpture. I'm a tattoo artist so I spend all day doing 2d stuff...It's definitely different.


07-29-2005, 05:41 PM
anatomy study i did that stands 14 inches tall.

07-30-2005, 01:57 AM

Neato! This is really cool!! :) Nice website, btw. Nice to see another ACCD person here! How were your experiences there? :)


07-31-2005, 07:10 PM

my experience at ACCD was great! and heres my story...

Right after high school i applied at a couple of colleges, got turned down, or couldent get a loan to attend them. So i ended up spending 3 years at community college just taking some figure drawing and terrible painting classes. Most everyone was telling me to just forget the "art thing" and just get a real job. But a good friend of mine (alumni of ACCD) told me to just apply one more time, so i did, and got in! More so i was also approved for the student loan to attend! (not cheap, ill be paying it back umtil I'm 40)

So i had enough money to attend, but i live an hour away (no traffic) from school. So i decide to just commute. The way this works out is that California has the worse traffic on the planet. So if i leave at 6:00 for a class at 8:00 i get there at 9:00. Three hours in gridlock traffic is not good. Something needed to be done. So what i ended up doing was leaving the house at around 2:00 am and geting to school before 3:00 am and sleeping in my car untill it was time to go to class. Not much fun, but It was the only way to get any sleep.

So anyway, the classes at ACCD are amazing. The teachers range from your best friend to your worse enemy, but they all know what they are talking about and are amazing teachers. The best part about ACCD is they realy encourage you to to develop YOUR own interests and designs. They of course want you to learn the basics, but then they just let you go wild with anything you want with very few restrictions.

anyway, long sory short. They have an amazing illustration department, but i felt that by 4th term i would be taking a lot of classes that didnt have very much to do with my focus (entertainment design) so i applied for some jobs during my school break and got one! The first 3 foundation terms are incredible. The school is incredible, I would recomend anyone that is realy serious about being an artist/designer to go to this school. But be ready for long hours, hard work, and a damn good time.

sory i rambled on so much! :)

07-31-2005, 08:19 PM
Hi again,
so not to get too serious and dramatic,
here's a plasticine caricature of ex UK PM, John Major:http://www.fotisinternationalart.com/SITE%20IMAGES/BUSTS/LARGE/Major-copy.jpg

07-31-2005, 08:19 PM
Hi CodeNothing
That anatomy study looks great. What is it made of? I mean what type of clay. I guess you have a lot of wire inside to support it right? These muscles are painted or its some clay with color like that? ... I'am thinking of doing something like that myself, is there anything special I should know? :)

- Slux

08-01-2005, 11:59 PM
Yes, there is a wire armature inside the bones. If you are planning on making one, use a very stiff wire that will not wobble around when you are sculpting on it. If you dont need pliers to bend it, its probably too weak.
nail the armature into a wood base. They can be found at any home improvement store. Their cheep. The bones are made of super sculpty. Its a polymer clay (wont dry out) and can be fired in your home oven when its done. The clay is a flesh color, but once its cooked use a off white enamel spray paint on it. DONT use pure white paint, it will look like a toy if you do.

once the paint on the skeleton dries use sculpty 3 to make the muscles. Sculpty 3 comes in different colors and one is the red color you see in the pic. once you are done with the muscles use a hair dryer to harden them up a bit. You could fire it again in the oven, but it tends to crack the bones that were already fired and make the paint do wierd things. so i dont recomend it.

other than that make sure to get a realy good anatomy book and if you can find one get a book on making armatures. Rey Bustos is apparently coming out with DVD's and i made this sculpture in his class, so deffinetly keep an eye on his site.

08-02-2005, 07:13 AM
Thx for info. I will give it a try. I guess at first I'll just make a skull and then I may try full skeleton :).

to evanfotis: hehe looks good :thumbsup:

- Slux

10-19-2005, 10:33 AM
WOW!!! I didn't know that we have this trade for a sculpting. Greate!!!:scream:

Here are my works:
Here is a Betman B:
And of course Mr. KING KONG:

I would like to see more sculptors on this trade. I know that we have a great artists here.

10-19-2005, 01:22 PM
Awesome work Andreja!

Can you elaborate on the technique you use ,materials and sizes you work on?

10-20-2005, 10:48 AM

Hey, it's great to see your Sculptures!!! :bounce:They are really beautiful...I love to see this kind of work. :)

Great stuff...will post more comments later. :)

Hope to see more of your stuff!!!

Cheers, :)


10-21-2005, 10:43 PM
Andreja - Very cool sculpture work! I want to do some traditional stuff really bad after seeing that! Hopefully, I will be able to take a sculpture class next semester!

Here's a paper mache sculpture I did of Gerald from the Hey Arnold tv show. I did this... 4 years ago. But I still like it. I know the way that it is supported is pretty "non-standard" but I didn't know a thing about sculpture when I made it. Oh well!


10-21-2005, 10:49 PM

ROFL, that's hilarious!!! I love his expression. Hmm...but mightn't he be a bit...uncomfortable? :scream:

Cheers, :)


10-27-2005, 09:46 PM
Wow, great thread, there are so many great works in here. Keep it up guys.

Here are three of my pieces that I did last year at the Fine Arts Educational Center "Sumatovacka", Belgrade.
That small white one on the first picture is dated from 2002.

http://ttesla.animacija.org/portfolio/head-clay-sculptures/nemanjag.jpg http://ttesla.animacija.org/portfolio/head-clay-sculptures/zitja_lf.jpg

I have some more clay portraits at my site (http://www.ttesla.com/clay-sculptures-gallery.html) so you can check them out too.

Special greetings to my maestro friend, Andreja. :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see more of your stuff guys. Keep 'em comin'! :)

10-27-2005, 11:10 PM

Great to see your work here! :) I particularly like the picture of the 2nd sculpture, of the older man. I think the proportions on this one are much better, where on the first, the face looks a bit long to me ~ but I am quite envious that you have done such nice sculptures, it is something I've always wanted to do! :)

Checked out your website, you have more very nice stuff there, too!! Very happy to have you on the forum, hope that you will be posting more of your work and participating in the Workshops! :)



01-19-2006, 06:47 PM
My first ever sculpture - if you can call it one :P Never done this before, but I think for a first try I did well. It s made from this weird thing, the words starts with PLAS.... smth, dont remeber how it was in English.



01-19-2006, 10:18 PM

Great to see you revive this thread! :) I have to agree, this is a really nice piece, particularly if you've never sculpted before. :thumbsup:

Will you guys be doing full figures as well? Look forward to seeing more of your work. ;)



04-03-2006, 11:57 PM
wow some stunning work here!

heres my first humble attempt at doing a sculpt ... its plasteline (i hate it ... not much fun to work with imo). its about 6cm high ... you can see the size comparisson to the 50 cent coin.



04-04-2006, 03:44 AM

Hey there, welcome aboard. :) What was this piece done for? It reminds me a bit of Toulousse Lautrec's caricatures / paintings * for example:


Were you really going after something stylized? :)



04-04-2006, 04:34 PM
thank you rebecca ... well its been for nothing than practise and to see if i can do it ;). i had nothing special in mind when i started ... just some face.

and uhm ... i wanted to do something realistic but, for me its hard to do at this size and especially with plasteline (at least the crappy hobbyists brand i got).

ill buy some clay once i got a bigger flat :).

Crazzy Legs
04-27-2006, 03:34 AM
here are some of my older sculptures. I want to start using wax for lost wax casting.

Crazzy Legs
04-27-2006, 03:36 AM
here are two more of my older sculptures. They can be hard to\ grasp with a photo, they were designed with view in the round in mind.

04-27-2006, 02:07 PM
Crazzy Legs,

Hey, that stuff is awesome! Looks sort of Alien~esque, was that the source of inspiration? Thanks for posting! :)



Crazzy Legs
04-28-2006, 02:53 AM
Crazzy Legs,

Hey, that stuff is awesome! Looks sort of Alien~esque, was that the source of inspiration? Thanks for posting! :)



I didn't have any H.R Giger stuff infront of me at the time, but I was going for the same biomechanical look in all of them. The first one I posted, with the Alien head, is taken right from Alien (just the head though, the most obvious part). The work was done like a sketch, no concept art, no concept going into it at all. Very strange for myself, I normally delve into concept art before touching anything close to the medium of the final product.

Once I blocked in the shapes I started sculpting and adding detail. I did purposely have books of bones and muscles laid out infront of me while I was sculpting. Not for direct references, but to get my mind to start thinking about the forms of bones and muscle after I blocked in the shapes.
Thank you for the complements! And thank you very much for getting this forum going!

04-28-2006, 05:08 PM
Crazzy Legs,

Hey, you're definitely welcome! It's a pleasure to see so much cool work on a daily basis. If you have any other work which you would like to share, please post it! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. :)



04-28-2006, 09:35 PM
This sub-forum is great..=)..another surprise for me!!! =)

Well...here's my contribution with some sculptures...=)

This is a work of a student, who's at my university studing fine arts (sculpture). I love his work, special the "wrong" proporsions of the model's body... =)

Well...here's my contribution, a session of last week at FBAUP:


07-06-2006, 03:46 PM

This is a Batgirl bust i made as a face form study. It took me around 20 hours. This was my first venture into physical sculpting. I loved doing it, it was really fun. Unfortunatly i made a mold of it and have no knowlage of what is a good way to make a copy. I made a plaster mold. If anyone knows what is good to use let me know.

Here are some links to better views:
http://partiallyfrozen.com/movies/batgirl.mov --Quicktime Turn
http://partiallyfrozen.com/images/batgirlsmall.jpg -- Small Turn jpg Strip (1mb)
http://partiallyfrozen.com/images/batgirllarge.jpg -- Large Turn jpg Strip (8mb)

Mark Theriault

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