Archive: March 2013

03.04

2013

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golden gods and hot rods

This past month has been quite amazing.

I’m back at the Aquarium for six weeks (three have already gone by!)

We had a friend trip to Lake Summit, NC, Erik got a new (used) BMW, and I am under contract for a home which will be the new HQ for Sisal & Tow.

At the Aquarium, I am sculpting seven models of various animals for a new exhibit on the veterinary side of things.

The Yellow-Bellied Slider in progress.

The animals are as follows, with a brief description of how they are being made/what steps I take to make them…

Tarpon – fiberglass model, detail work (eye-setting, fin-sculpting), painting by airbrush and hand, water-proofing, gill-adding, he gets water pumped through him under a glass case to simulate a surgery. He also has this extra gross blob on his face I had to add on, which was delightfully fun

Yellow-Bellied Slider – fiberglass model, detail work, painting by airbrush and hand

Green Moray Eel – sculpted from scratch (foam, epoxy, painting)

Lined Seahorse – sculpted from scratch (out of clay, made a mold, cast, painted, etc)

Spadefish – fiberglass model, detail work, painting by airbrush

Horseshoe Crab – preserved and repaired real animal (died naturally) it was majorly cracked and unstable so after repairing and stabilizing, painted it and sealed it

Bonnet-head Shark – fiberglass model, detail work, painting by airbrush and hand

 

Here is a photo of the animals in progress…

*THE EEL IN THIS PHOTO IS BEING USED AS A REFERENCE ONLY – I DIDN’T MAKE IT!*

There’s also a mural to be done, fake bananas to fix (didn’t think that would be something I’d ever do again, but I guess things come back to haunt you) and a big fake log to fix up so the kiddies can play on it.

I’m pleased to announce that I am still taking on pet portraits, here is my latest:

And I will be published in the Greenhorn’s Almanac (soon) and the Southern Makers book by Jen Causey – not only am I honored to be included in the book, but I am also going to be hand drawing the map for the publication as well.¬†http://www.themakersproject.com/

OH, and Bruce is doing great.

Sketchbook

Recent bits and bobs floating around in the creative process

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