Well it’s been a while since I did this sculpture and it is something that I really didn’t gain to much confidence in (sculpture as a whole) but I’ve loaded an image which prompted some questions about it’s process.
That in itself I think might be quite interesting to some.
So it started with a well know sculpture of a female seated torso. Many of you may be familiar with it but for the life of me I can’t find an image of it for you.
(If anybody knows of it or can find me an image that would be great).
Firstly when faced with a sculpture project I started with quick sketches of the object from different angles.
This helps me consider and remain conscious that I have a three dimensional object with volume.
Here are those preliminary sketches.
From here I constructed the sculpture, here are my notes;
1. Tin Strips – cut into approximately 1 inch strips
2. Series of hoops made;
. Arms x 2
. Legs x 2
3. Vertical lengths made
. Centre Back
. Sides x 2
. Breast Front to legs x 2
4. Shoulder Straps to attach arms
All pieces joined with pop rivets and tin strips shaped to appropriate body shape.
I wanted to keep it minimal and was weary not to get an armored look so I tried to follow the most important lines as in the construction of a life figure drawing.
Here is the photograph of the finished sculpture;
I think its lines and volume would be great as a subject to draw so that is what I did after the sculpture was completed.
Here is that drawing;
You may notice that I have used the photograph as reference for the drawing, this is probably cheating.
So the initial image I loaded had gone through all these processes and developed further digitally.
Here is also another drawing of the same original sculpture in a digital composite.