The last update on my sailboat sculpture was about making the propeller to make the sailboat “fly”. This time I am going to share with you, my “work-in-progress” photos of the sculptures for the children who will be voyaging on the sailboat flying in the sky.
Here is the first sculpture I made for the sailboat. This is the boy sculpture for the “night” side of the sailboat. He will be the one “holding” up two more kids standing above his shoulders.
I really wanted to work on getting a good expression on the child’s face, like he is working hard to hold up the two other kids standing above him. I paged through some drawing books and some picture book illustrations and I didn’t really find what I was looking for as a reference. I got my camera and I tried making a variety of facial expressions to see if I could get one to help me draw out a sketch. I was making myself laugh when I saw how silly some of the photos of my expressions looked.
The next sculpture I started is the girl sculpture who will be standing on the shoulders of the first boy that I made. As I was sculpting the face for the girl, I became concerned that her face was turning out to look like a man’s face. In the larger view in the photo above, is the beginning of the face, the next photo in the top right-hand corner is the face after I dremeled away some of the face. And the last photo in the bottom right-hand corner is how it currently looks. There is still plenty of work to do on her face, but I am much happier with how it looks now than how it did before.
The third sculpture I’m working on is a girl sculpture for the “day” side of the boat. She is going to be the captain of the sailboat. In addition to these three sculptures I have started, I have four more sculptures to make. As the progress continues, I will post updates.
The many faces of my sculptures and more to come. Stay tuned!
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