finished hollowing out. not sure there’s time to make any more big pieces and complete them in time for BAM show…
sculpting phase complete — will start chopping it up tomorrow for hollowing phase.
tail on, ear armatures in place, ear slabs made and setting up preparatory to adding the ears tomorrow.
pretty much done except for ears and tail.
here’s where i ended up tonight. but before i did, i had some fun with eye experiments (below)
getting “bigger is better” out of my system
and a couple more variations
Initial thumbnail sketch, which I then enlarged to make a full size luan profile pattern and wood armature.
Masses roughed in, left uncovered overnight to set up before further sculpting.
The weeks are flying by! BAM is looming!
Probably the last photo of this one for a month or two — next steps involve cutting it up into a couple dozen sections, hollowing each section out till there’s just a 1/4 to 3/8″ wall of clay, then re-assembling prior to firing. I’ll continue to refine various parts, especially the legs, tail, and belly. I’ll scrape and shape the ears to make them lighter/thinner.
Sort of a centaur on left, except he will only have two large feet instead of the usual four. Note pencil between feet for scale. And yes, he will have rabbit ears. Aristophanes, in bisque form, in background. Sculpture on right will be a “ginger jar” rabbit, unweird.