Work in Progress :: Exxxotica Awards Award.
I am very excited to be creating the award for the Exxxotica Fan Choice awards.
This is the begining of the progress and I will be posting more pictures as I work it like a pro.
First, I had to set up my clay studio which is also my outdoor background creating studio in our Florida sun room.
Thanks to Craigslist for hooking me up 3 banquet tables for $15 each!
I sketched out my vision for the statue for Exxxotica's approval after we worked out the important factors of the sculpture.
After I built my armature for the statue, I started to build up the clay and form it into the general shape to where I can start from.
P.S. I discovered the amazingness that is Hot Glue during the armature process. And I am mad at ALL OF YOU for not telling me about its magnificence!
I am using a plastilina oil based clay from Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, TN (aka my most favorite city to have resided in).
I realized that nails and dry scaly thumb skin is definitely not preferred when working with this sensitive clay. So I use tools. Lots of tools...
This book has been a great guide for general sculpture techniques and guides. I love you Mr. Lanteri.
Here is a picture of my latest progress as of December 4th, 2012.