Monday, March 17, 2008
Mythos: Ghost Rider, the Maquettes
I'm running a little behind this week, so better photos will have to wait until Friday. Here are some old photos from around the time that I made these maquettes in 2006. First up is the Ghost Rider skull, which has a fully-articulated jaw. I don't normally incorporate moving parts into my sculpture, but I just couldn't help myself for this one. This shot was taken before I had sculpted the mandible, so the galvanized steel wire armature can still be seen. The entire head is less than an inch high.
And you may recognize this attractive mechanic from last week. The maquette would be roughly the same size as the skull if it weren't for her voluminous hair. Both were sculpted in Super Sculpey, an uncomfortable, peachy-flesh hue, around a wire armature. While I still have lots of Super Sculpey, I have since switched to Super Sculpey Firm, a tougher compound that accepts more detail and is flat gray. In addition, I've gone back to my older maquettes and painted them a similar gray, which makes them easier to see and photograph.
Wednesday: Wacky Reference