Monday, October 26, 2009

Bubble girl

Random shot I took over the weekend. Just liked the framing and feel of it... reminded me a bit of an illustration.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

... and back to sculpting for a bit.

A new photo shoot is in the works but I'm also back to sculpting once a week again so here's my update.

Uhm yeah, this is still the same sculpture I started in 2007. If you've been following my blog you'll have seen this project slowly progress. I've never worked on anything as long as I have on this. I just get too busy with other stuff. The upside is every time I do go back to working on this it's amazing how I look at it differently. I've also learned a ton about how to manipulate and change things that I thought were quite permanent. I've baked this sculpture multiple times at different stages only to then take half of it off again. Although dremeling off baked clay is a pain. Last time I posted her she had thick Farrah Fawcett hair. I didn't liked the hair, it was just too much, it took over the whole shape. So I thinned it way out. I decided to change the whole hairdo. I parted the hair more over to one side in order to add a hair clip later. This meant that I had to shave and cut of pounds and pounds of clay. I also am going to change how the hair drapes over her shoulder. Alena pointed out that her left ear was far too large and high up. Funny, I never noticed it before but definitely agreed with her that it was weird. I had to cut off the ear and re-sculpted it a tad lower and smaller. Next I'm going to go in and add in clay and re-sculpt the hair shapes.

Big thank you to the amazing Alena who as taught me everything I know about sculpting (and thanks for all the pictures she's been taking of the progress).

Older posts:

Second post
First post

01.08 - Old crazy hair

08.09 - Baked hair. Starting to cut and reshape hair.

Spray painted surface and dremeling hair to thin it out.

A) "Before ear" with drawn in corrections. B) After dremeling off ear and basic reshaping.

10.09 - Further cut off hair and recreated mesh to make the hair flow better.

New mesh.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More Huntress

Model: Rosalinda (and Aldo)
Make Up: Lauren Weber

Finally got around to editing some more pics.... might even have some more but I'm simply too tired to continue tonight.


My friend Dave Levingston (who is a great photographer) suggested I crop the top image. I agree that the composition is not great, it was one of the later in the day shots. When I was looking at it I knew it wasn't quite right but also was hesitant to change it but after then reading Dave's comment I thought I should try it anyway. I just wish it wouldn't make the image smaller (overall size) but my fault for not framing it better to begin with. So here's the square cropped version. Let me know which you guys like better.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour

I'm falling behind... I still need to edit some Huntress pics and a couple of new shoots are in the works but it's a busy October so I probably won't be able to shoot until November. This weekend I'm participating in the Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour (HOAST 2009). Basically local artists in Harlem open up their studios to the public. I think it's a fun event, you get a map with the location of all participating artists and galleries in the area.

You can pick up the map at the Casa Frela Gallery where there's also an exhibit of the participating artists. (artists submitted 3, 4"x6" pieces for the show, it'll give you a nice preview). Here's the address:

Casa Frela Gallery
47 W. 119th Street (between Lenox and 5th Ave.)
NY, NY 10026

For a list of all participants: