Thursday, March 22, 2007

QuickSketchClayPortraitFun

Posted by Arna. To see more views of this piece, please click the photo and that will take you to our Flickr. Once there, please click 'all sizes' on the photo to see the larger version.

15 comments:

sean said...

wow arna. that's really great! really powerful muth and jaw. That pic s misleading though... i thought the head was 2 stories high! Lokk all the sculps. So much energy in them. I cant wait to see more.

sean said...

sorry... I'm a little lazy on pressing those keys tonight. More than a couple of typing misses.

Dustin said...

I love these clay sculptures! It's funny, you always hear that it's a good idea to switch up your medium every now and then for life drawing, but for most that means switching between the normal stuff, and I doubt many actually get around to doing full clay portraits! I'll bet it changes everything.

El Malditto said...

I've been seen your names in the comments of every blog in the planet for a long time, finally I decided to visit yours and then I came to the conclusion that you are two complete twats.

the doodlers said...

Hey Sean! Thanks for the fedback, guy. I'm the typo queen, so don worry about it. Just make yourself righta home.
Funny how often I hear that the sculpts look huge in thee photos... I guess it's actually about a foot high. But it would be sooo cool to make these really oversize. Thanks fer dropin in.

Hello Dustin, changing mediums does change things... very good for connecting the hand eye co-ordination, and I think my drawing proportions get better after sculpting. But I'm really doing it because I like sculpting a lot. The fact that the drawing seems to improve is a nice plus.

the doodlers said...

Hey there 'El Malditto'. I laughed my head off when I read your post. 'Been called many things but never that... We're going to make it a policy of not engaging in return insults on this blog, no matter how tempted. Cheers!

Dela said...

Great expression on that one ,really great.

the doodlers said...

Thanks Goran, high praise coming from you.

MIKE THOMAS said...

These latest sculpts are great, I havent messed with clay in a long time. Is this from a real model? It has a nice exaggerated/animated quality to it... Can't wait to see more, you're making it look fun and easy.

Emma said...

He's got a great profile. It's cool to see something kind of raw and unfinished, where usually sculptural things you see are very slick (or seem to be purposefully messy).

UM said...

Wonderful! Great Flickr slideshow! Thanks so much for sharing.

the doodlers said...

Hi Mike, Yes it's a real model. He was doing a standing pose for 4 weeks and I missed two of those four with a cold. So my long form piece dried and cracked and I threw it away then did this at the end of the last class. Basically, once I gave up trying to make something work, it worked.

Emma, thanks for the note. Yes, I like the rough work too. Partly because that's all I know how to do. Maybe I'll someday I will learn how to 'finish' a piece without killing it. I don't like slick work, but it's worth learning how to refine something and keep it alive.

Uli, Very kind of you to say, sir. So nice to see your avatar on our blog again. Cheers!! :)

craig said...

I agree with Sean. I thought it was huge too. Great sculpt!

the doodlers said...

Thanks Craig! I'm gonna cast this one. Wish it could be huge, but it's going to be slightly less than life size.

el nonny said...

'El Malditto'you crack me up!!!