Oct 25, 2009

This is hillarious

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Stargate Commissions

Hi all, here are pics of one of my commission work with a very very patient client. He wanted two stargate figures with an arm out.

The first char, Serpent Guard.

Second char, Horus Guard

Oct 21, 2009

Sculptor Highlight

I've never really felt this strong to highlight a sculptor before, there are many great ones out there. but i was looking through myspace (best place to find sculptor IMHO) and i stumbled upon this wonderful artist.

her name is Virginie Ropars, i believe from france.

Her pieces have the most sensual expression and natural gestures i have ever seen. the lines a complimentary and her clutter is stunning and full of detail.

a sample of her work to convince you

heres her myspace, you can see her impressive work there.

Oct 20, 2009

Aimee Man

Listen to this, may it connect to the deepest part of your soul. And after that maybe we can sing it together in a garden of magnolias.

Thank you youtube user Elenita Rodrigues for making this video available.

Oct 16, 2009

Less sculpting = sad

Adjusting to work has been challenging, i am putting less time into personal sculpting.
here are a few of the lil things here and there that i did with some of the free time i had.
i wish i could show you my commission work, but approval of disclosure is still pending.

happy sculpting everyone!

Oct 7, 2009

Part 1 Conceptual Sketch and Mood Board

All artworks come from an idea. I sat down and wrote a short list of things i wanted to see in my sculpture. I was also strongly inspired by beautiful horse anatomy work done by Caryln. in fact, her sketches will be very useful during the sculpting process.

I worked with a prismacolor marker and worked pretty quick. just sketched it out and decided to go with a rather helmet tipping pose.

The key words i worked with were
- quadroped
- flesh
- cape
- hollow torso
- manly face

Next was to come up with a quick mood board or reference sheet, i looked up on some male anatomy, horse anatomy, so elven armor for texture, and other misc pictures.

The goal is to have quick visual cues for yourself to inspire and to visually develop your concept. My mood board is very very loose, so you can make your as expansive as you like, just make sure all the items fall together harmoniously.

Its worth to take your time at this step, but dont necessarily overthink things. Just bear in mind that they are visual ques, not in depth descriptions or a biography of your concept.


Conceptual Figurative Sculpting Mini Course V.1

Conceptual Figurative Sculpting Mini Course V.1

Ok. so i have given this much thought. To come up with a basic outline for a subject in traditional sculpting, that is not only efficient time wise, but also beneficial and compatible in a modern day industry.

SO for the next few weeks, i will update this blog as diligently as i can, highlighting the workflow and steps taken in this pseudo online tutorial/course.

I feel i should start with the core outline of this course by explaining this point,

"why even bother to learn traditional sculpting?"

My Answer

Sculpting in general, is the art of rendering a sensual concept ( your mind, idea, soul ) into a physical artwork that stimulates your senses and enter your walking, living space.

No other physical matter based artform present, can grant such the viewer such an experience.

But sculpting like many artforms is a broad subject, with many respective sub styles. They branch out from visual sculpting to audial sculpting.

Conceptual Figurative Sculpting is created to bridge the past and the present. To use the practice of traditional sculpting as a conceptual and artistic aid in the development and improvement of an artist and his work.

Practicing traditional sculpting teaches you form through touching, through feeling, it teaches you light and shadow by giving you a tangible item to reflect light from and to cast shadow from more importantly, it gives you the feeling and experience of being in presence with a tangible and physical artwork. To understand what gives a concept presence and to understand how an interesting form can breath life.

Course Guide

Conceptual Figurative Sculpting will start of with a loose sketch of a concept, preferably a figurative concept, example a character, a creature an entitiy. The sketch should be intentionally loose, as the intention of the course is to use the sculpture as a creative fallback in creation of the final piece. I would try to keep the flow as non-linear as possible, jumping occasionally from sculpting to referencing ( texture, look, pose, etc ) without sacrificing too much time, I believe an artwork should be as fun and organic as possible, but also not a waste of time.

So here the general workflow

- 2D conceptual phase
rough sketch
mood board

- 3D conceptual phase
clay prep
armarture build

- 3D execution phase
ribbing and raking
texturing/ detailing

- 3D Presentation phase
priming and painting

Tune in soon for updates, if you want to join me in this project or have any questions, just drop me a line on my gmail jaroldsng@gmail.com, msn jaroldsng880@msn.com.

Oct 6, 2009

Sad Man

i enjoyed painting this, been doing alot of overjoyous things at work.
Solemn and sad things always makes me feel better.

About an hour, photoshop.

La Roux

This band is really cool. check em out.


Oct 5, 2009

Flower Girl

quick one done at work