new blue goo…

Today I’m working on parts 2 and 3 of the three-part-mold of HALF of Tod’s Tribal Dragon (it’s definately a dragon now). Amy is happy with the design which is now primed and Tod still hasn’t found this site – like so many others… But here’s a sneak-peek at the molding process currently:   What…

Rook update

I’m revisiting the Rook that I’ve been working on for a longer-term chess set project. I’d specifically like to share my thoughts on the creation of the head on this little fella… As you can see the head turned out much different than the image Eric provided. I decided to leave it at this stage without the…

The Weekend

I don’t plan to post on the weekends, BUT I received a commission, for a “stylized dinosaur” (certainly not a dragon) lighter cover. I’m currently 7 hours into the sculpt and plan to have a bunch of progress images on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Chess set

…has been an ominous undertaking, YEARS in the making. Originally, I shelved the idea once it sunk in that I’d be sculpting 32 separate pieces, 16 of which needed to be fairly identical… ugh. But now, having spent years honing my skills at moldmaking I’ve returned to the idea. I went right to it, sculpting…

Poly(chloroethanediyl)?

…better known as Polyvinyl chloride (PVC… yes, like the pipes) is produced by polymerization of the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), as depicted… pretty awesome huh?! Not only is this substance used to make sewage pipes, wire insulation, clothing, upholstery, shoes, vinyl records and more – a sculptable version of this substance is what we know as Polymer Clay. [dropcap_1] P [/dropcap_1] olymer…

Hair Tutorial

I recieved a lot of questions after the last post asking how to sculpt hair. I am in fact the son of a hairdresser, and like the old saying goes about the mechanics car always being broken – my car is broken. My experimentation with sculpting hair all began with this commissioned piece below. It’s…

Design Constraints & Lighter Cases

One of the more unique applications I’ve discovered for polymer clay is as a Zippo ligher case. The example I’m referencing is the horse lighter case. The biggest challenge was how to transpose the requested design onto the lighter’s rectangular shape. Some creatures features are more conducive to the rectangular shape, while others drive you…

I come in peace…

  …and I claim these bytes of interweb in the name of collaboration! It has been a weary weary road of building this website since I hadn’t a clue how. My brother, besides being a pastor, builds websites and put this idea in my head. I, with a new son in town, made room this…