Tuesday, 29 November 2011

#94 Throw on another log: "loose" con't . . .

Quick clay sketches from life can have honesty and vitality, but spontaneity is not possible without planning and structuring.  Knowing the subject intimately and having a good plan and design enable you to make the sculpture intuitive and spontaneous.

More often than not, happy accidents are rare, and without a thorough knowledge of the animal, what the artist may perceive as being "loose" and spontaneous is not understood and is really sloppy modeling.

If it be right, do it boldly,
It it be wrong leave it undone.
                                  - Gilpin

Fox Watch
16"H 16"W 9"D
with detail below

"Loose" is how it looks, not how it's done.

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