After a very slow start to the year I finally feel settled in my new space and have spent the last few weeks working on a number of projects. The piece that has my full attention at the moment is the 'life-size' goblin in the first photos. The head took three days to sculpt and another two days to build the body armature and put him together (very awkward at this size). He needs more work on his knees and elbows and there's still the painting and costuming to go, but I'm pleased with him so far. I'm aiming for a fairly high level of realism with this piece....the scale is certainly helping, larger pieces definitely make their presence felt!
You may notice in the studio shots a small faerie girl on my worktable. She was actually my first sculpt for this year, but I was side-tracked by the big guy so she remains incomplete. I will be working on finishing her over the next few days and will post pics as soon as she is done.
I promised myself that this year I would devote more of my work time to drawing (my first love) and the young girl is the first piece of work that I completed in my new studio. While sculpting seems to set off a chain reaction of ideas and concepts in my brain, hammering at the back of my eyes demanding to be let out, drawing has a very calming effect which I completely forget about when I'm not doing it. I'm talking here about tighter, more 'finished' drawing as opposed to rough sketching and doodling (see bottom photo), which I do a lot of, most of it at a frantic pace before the idea is lost. I spent two days on this piece (it's quite large) and it was a lovely way to ease back in to the work year.
And so it begins.......
Till next time.