Traditionally, sculpture requires the artist to create a complex armature around which they build up the clay or wax model. This armature is built to reflect both the position and proportions of the subject. Only once this technical (but time consuming) process is complete can the artist focus on the details and finish, which capture the essence of the subject.
Lady & The Leopard
Detailing of wax cast prior to foundry work
Detail of Lady with patina
Chasing of bronze casts prior to patina.
As painful as this must appear, no creatures were actually harmed in the process.....honestly!
Detail of finished Leopard head
Finished "Lady & The Leopard" Bronze Sculpture
Here is detailed step by step illustration of the amount of work that goes into producing one of my bronze sculptures.
Retribution - Display Version
14 ft Sculpture at the Monsterpalooza show- Pasadena
Vulture base sculpt in foam
Vulture detailing front
Vulture detailing back
Tiger foam rough
“Retribution” display preparation