Saturday, November 29, 2014

Continued work on the Greg Norman Bust

Getting the body under control 
Just beginning to work on his face

I'm at the stage in sculpting that I enjoy the most

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Greg Norman enlargement process at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry

The original pattern was scanned into the computer with a laser beam. Once in the computer, a layer is removed to allow for the addition of oil clay and the final scale it set for output. Then the computer drives a milling machine that cuts the armature out of foam at the desired size.
On the computer

Beginning to mill the armature

continuing to mill

put together

Next up; sculpting in oil clay.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Continued work on Greg Norman Bust

We did not cast Greg's ears or nostrils during the main body cast. He breathed through his nostrils while his mouth was covered up. After removing the main body cast, we did his ears and nose while he could breath through his mouth. I try to not cover the ear canal while doing the main cast because sometimes it creates too much of a feeling of isolation. Enlargement is the next step.

First layer of silicon rubber on ears & nose. 
Troweling on final layer of thickened rubber.

Ready for mother mold

Mold boards waxed and ready to pour.

Hydrostone poured.

A light tap removes the waxed mold boards.

Beveling the edges removes sharpness.

Rigid urethane parts pulled from the mold.

Ready for enlargement.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Continued work on the Greg Norman bust

I cast rigid urethane plastic into the plaster bandage body cast of Greg Norman. The following images show the process. I will use this as reference to sculpt a bust 1.7 times larger than life.
Back at the studio, casting into the plaster bandages

Brushing in urethane plastic

I cast the ears and nose separately to make the body casting more comfortable

Soaking in very hot water to soften the bandages

Beginning to remove softened bandages

Christie Hackler cleaning up the positive