October 30, 2019 – 10:30
During my degree, which I graduated 20 years ago, I studied portraiture in both 2D and 3D. We sculpted from clay, taking the exact dimensions from the people sitting behind us. When I became more competent, it took me about 24 hours in a few weeks to create a good resemblance. Then it will be cast in plaster.
Now I can use silicone molds and material called Jesmonite to create my casts, but most of the shapes and faces I create now come from my imagination and are carved from stone. However, my imagination is supported by many years of practice and a large number of drawings.
In my previous post, I mentioned a lot of albums that I have, and I use them as a reference source. When I have a specific commission, my album pages will be dedicated to how to do this.
These three carvings are completely different and show how I can carve a stone to evoke different feelings.
A small chip with a certain chisel gives the impression of thought, drowsiness, or, in the case of Poseidon, power. Cutting on a small scale, since 2 of them are very difficult, since using a limited number of stones, Green Man’s carving is a little easier because he is fully laid out, but even if you give him a smiling face, you can almost see his rosy cheeks by it’s not easy, because there is no paint, only stone.
I am glad to take the commission for any type of portrait, or you can choose one of the persons that I have on the shelf.