Sunday, October 08, 2006

Cast in cement part 2...

Posted by Arna:

Here's the completed mold:

But I spoke too soon! I then added 'handles' of burlap to the outside of the mold:

Two instructors at Central Technical School open another student's mold to remove the clay:

Lining the cement in layers on the inside of the mold:

Here's another view of the two halves of the mold. I built the cement up a bit more, but not too thick. Then (no pictures for the next stage) I added strips of fiberglass soaked in a thin slop of cement, to make the piece strong.

The cement sculpt newly removed from the mold, with the light 'bloom' forming on the surface:

The finished piece stained with a furniture polish and rubbed with a brass barbecue brush to give it a brass patina:

All done.


paublo said...

wow.. this turned out beautiful! could you do up a life size replica of me.. only devilishly handsome.. super buffed and perhaps in a super hero costume? so in other words.. not me at all ;)

the doodlers said...

Thanks Paul, heehee... I'll see what I can do... ;)

Dominic Bugatto said...

Like the final piece photo. A good angle for showing the form.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Wonderful, it reminded me of a Rodin! :)

Smook said...

Turned out amazingly well! Congratulations. It looks very stoic in your library, the reflection is a nice touch.

Thanks for sharing the process.

Michael said...

Yes, the perfect compliment to your library. A few volumes of poetry or classic lit nearby and you're set.

Casting looks intensive - it turned out nicely! Great job.

the doodlers said...

Dominic, Thanks. Your blog just keeps getting better and better.

Alina! Wow, big compliments. It is hard not to reference Rodin when doing these 'from life' sketches.

Smook, a little note: There was actually an electrical plug plate in the shadow on the wall that I photoshopped out... I guess I wanted the photo to look 'simpler'. Thanks for the comment! Your recent film studies are terrific.

Michael! Cheers to you too... nice pics your doing in honour of the halloween saeson.

Mattias said...

Wonderful, looks very solid..

the doodlers said...

Cheers, Mattais!

Dela said...

Alina is right ,really has Rodin look.