Monday, October 17, 2005

sculpture class...

I'm taking a sculpture class Wednesday nights at Central Technical School in Toronto. The first photo shows the piece in progress before I gave it a face. (Posted by Arna)





22 comments:

Smook said...
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Smook said...

Sorry about the delete above.

Really, realy nice work, Arna! Nice torque in the third photo! Love the profile on the head in the second shot too! Super volumes. Lovely work!

The angles you took the photos at makes it look like he is the size of a full scale person, while the others are working at figures about a foot high! How tall is the piece you are working on?

I've pondered the thought of taking a class as well, it seems like it would be a great escape and still help one improve in there drawing.

Looking forward to more photos of your sculpts!

UM said...

Beautiful, please post more shots as you progress.

Stef said...

Great sculpts! We use to take sculpting class as well here in London every monday evening for 3 hours, was fantastic, great way to understand a character in 3D. What kind of clay are you using? I used the same kind of greyish one called crank I think, it's getting white when you fire it.

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J said...

coooool. Is it an open class or instructed??
Good stuff
j

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the doodlers said...

Thanks all for the kind comments! I'm getting into sculpting and have much to learn.

Mike: it's a trick of perspective- the piece is about 14 unches high. I took the shots that way on purpose- in the second shot I liked the way it looks like he's looking at the instructor.

Uli: I will poste more sculpts as I do 'em. This piece is done. I decided to leave it rough and maybe cast it in plaster.

Stef: Yeah, I love working 3D! This practice is very good for the drawing/posing skills. The clay is called 'Kentucky Ball Clay (Old mine #4)'. It can't be fired, but it has a nice feel- easy to model, and we'll do some sort of casting later in the class from the pieces we like.

Hi James!: The class is instructed, so I can get questions answered when I need, but the instructor leaves us alone most of the time. It's a good setup.

max said...

cool beans! that some nice work.
damn that looks fun.

Alina Chau said...

This is really cool!

UM said...

Would love to see the plaster cast. Good decision to leave it as is. It has a great, lively quality and sometimes when tightening things up one can loose the spontaniety (good grief, is that the proper English word?).

I'm trying to convince Catherine to post one of her drawings. Thank you guys for talking to her via my blog. You're making my little girl very happy.

ULI

the doodlers said...

Max, Thanks for the comment- yes it's plenty fun. I hope you get a chance to do some soon.

Thanks Alina!

Thanks for the note Uli. Sponteniety is definately the word. Will post the plaster cast when it's done. We look forward to seeing Catherine's Manga 'thingys'!

Drazen said...

cool
It looks hugein that last photo

Dean Roberts said...

hi arna - great sculpture - i've promised myself i must try it someday . i checked out your website too . great to see the peter pan storyboards .my little boy is obessed with both the films . he has a hook permanently attached to his hand these days !loved the thief of always boards to . i was an animator at uli's when he designed those characters.
i've been to toronto once before and had a great time - how do you guys keep your city so clean !!

Steve Daye said...

Amazing work Arna! Looks like fun!

the doodlers said...

Hi Dean! Thanks for stopping by. We got heavilly into Pan lore when we were boarding the sequel. It was great to study the first Feature and try to take the story a few steps further. I worked on Pan for a year and Thief for 10 months. John worked on Thief for about a year. Eventually we'll put up more material from those times.

Your Bean boards were amazing. Are you going to intimidate us all by putting some up on your blog soon?

Note: I think you'll find Toronto is not as clean as it used to be. Cutbacks'n stuff to budgets... I guess you'll talk to Sharon Smith about her recent visit and see what she says about good ol' TO.

Hey, welcome back Mr. Daye! Thanks for the kind comment. Got any inside scoop on LA?

the doodlers said...

Hey Drazen-Thanks! T'was just tiny- 14 inches. By the way, we've seen the lovely stuff you're posting on your blog and enjoying it immensely. We'll visit and comment a bunch to make up for it!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Lovely sculpt- it feels alive. I love the texture, it's so important to see and feel the fingerprints- congratulations.

the doodlers said...

Wow! Thanks for the feedback Matt! It really gave me a boost. I'm honoured and inspired.

the doodlers said...

PS: Matt C. Those mostly aren't fingerprints. I hacked at it with a mallet and a kitchen knife till one of my classmates took pity on me and offered to loan me a sculpting tool.