Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Idea for a Clay

I'm tentatively going to do a clay of a Northern Cheyenne Warrior. One that is a member of the Crazy Dog Society. "The societies of each tribe formed in separate bands. The Crazy Dogs being accounted as the bravest, would be found in front of all others, while the Dog Soldiers brought up the rear." Michael Bad Hand, years ago, provided a model wearing the clothing of the Crazy Dog Society. He's been giving me advice on this idea. I have 9 Instructional DVDs on how to sculpt for purchase. I have a link in the video description where you can see the 9 videos and learn how to purchase them.


Dario T. W. said...

Hello David,
great little video, I am always interested in the creative process, and yours are always very enriching with plenty of learning, even though I paint and draw instead of sculpting.
On the modeling men from Michael Bad Hand etc - my only issue there is that they often do not paint their faces, like the model in your reference photo - which is contrary to the primary sources, both written and iconography (especially ledger books). I think I asked Don Oelze and Steven Lang, those Western Art artists who use lots of Michael's models in their paintings, but no one has not responded ... oh, well
so, looking forward to see this project in its beauty

Artist - David Lemon said...

Native Americans would paint their faces but also they not.. Many of the pictures and images of Native Americans depict the Indians in full war paint. Many tribes of Native Americans painted their bodies and faces for rituals, dances and for battle. The designs painted were believed to hold magic powers for protection. Colors and images were also used to make the warriors, chiefs and braves to look more ferocious. Their objectives were achieved! Native American Indians even painted their horses and ponies decorating them with with war symbols or symbols of power
Unless he was going into battle or into a special ceremony.. They'd go without painting themselves..