“Sashah's Song” – Mixed Media Sculpture
Work in Progress - Current as of December 17, 2015
I've been hard at work on a sculpture that I started just over a year ago, and am eager to finish. It started from a sculpting from life class and has taken on a life of its own.
This is a sculpture of one of my longtime story characters, the werewolf enchantress, Sashah. But before I dig into patching cracks, filing, sanding, painting, and more, I wanted to get some photos take of her in a more natural state, and my dear friend Dana Bishop was kind enough to photograph her, and after that, I did a bit of touch-up editing thereafter to assemble the image above.
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Total size: 7 x 7 x 13 inches in size.
Materials: Wooden base, steel and aluminum armature wire, steel epoxy putty, Super Sculpey mixed clays, and lots and lots of love.
Time Taken: Approximately 100+ hours over the course of over a year.
<3 Your kind words really mean a lot to me.
This is definitely pushing myself out of my comfort zones in all sorts of ways I've never attempted with a sculpture before! Full figure character? Check. Ornate hair? Check. Graceful pose? Check. No hidden anatomy? Check. Various materials? Check. Ornate clothing and jewelry impacted by a sense of motion and gravity? Check. How about a complex, realistic base? Sure, why not!
This has definitely been a long, long labor of love, but it's also really neat seeing a longtime story character come to life in three dimensions. I'm so glad that you and others are really enjoying seeing the process of making her. I'm really hoping that as I start to approach this stage of painting her and detailing her that I can bring it all home, but man am I so intimidated! I've never done anything like this before, and I'm definitely fearful of messing her up, but here's to hoping that my continued patience and tests pay off for the final figure.