Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bronze Medallion

I'd decided to take a Bronze 11 week course. We had one class to come up with the concept and one class to finish the plasticine sculpt. Not a lot of time so I took it home over the first two weeks to try to get it the way I wanted it before the wax stage. Here's the progress so far.

Concept scribbles my initials and astrology signs

Capricorn J
Year of the dragon S

Starting plasticine rough
Starting plasticine rough
borrowed tools from a friend 
starting to take better shape
shape is getting there

adding texture but looking messy

added texture and fixed under cuts

after getting some advice cleaned up the texture
texture feels more like scales 

making the clay moulds 
Clay mould ready and poured plaster mixture

plaster mould came away clean for negative 

only a small amount of cleaning was needed 

wax poured in mould cooled and removed needs some work to clean it up
wax version now fused with the capricorn side needs more work to clean it up 

dragon side was bigger than the capricorn side 
some adjustments need to be made 
the two sides together are unbalanced 
not sure how to resolve this one

to be continued.... 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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