Saturday, November 22, 2014

Touch the Clouds - Creating the first feather - Part 17



I started the armatures for a 32 feathered headdress yesterday, today I tried to get started with the wax feathers.. Managed to get three blanks for the Chief's Feathers, that will be in the front center of the Headdress... Managed to get on of them done so you can see how I do it. I'll be working on Sunday.. Hate doing that but the deadline is rapidly approaching to get this piece in the Gallery...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Touch the Clouds - Starting 32 Feathers for the Headdress - Part 16



I started the armatures for a 32 feathered headdress by cutting up Bailing Wire... I've decided that I'll be making them out of wax due to the light weight of the wax...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Touch the Clouds - Working on the Upper Torso - Part 14



Started the upper Body today.. After visiting Gloria 'D' in Virginia City, getting advise on War Bonnets.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Touch the Clouds - Working on the Trade Blanket on the Warrior's Waist - Part 13



Today, worked on the Trade Blanket around the waist, of the warrior. He has wind pushing from behind, so through the folds created by the wind's actions, I try to capture a moment in time, that will also complement the figure. Creating the story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Touch the Clouds - Really short day - Part 12



Forgot to get a block of clay softening last night as I left the studio. So had very little to work with today. Thus a very short day..

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Touch the Clouds - Legs take shape then foaming again - Part 11



Started on the warrior's legs again. Just roughing them in, then I start to fill between his legs where the Robe will be. I need to fill the area in with foam. Can't have that much vacant space under the blanket that will be sculpted next, so I fill the area with Taxidermy Foam.