Sunday, 25 August 2013

#455 In the studio: The Briscoe Museum sculpture project, con't . . .

Currently in progress in the monument sculpture studio is a project for the 
Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.  

Please start this series of posts with #453, Aug. 18, 2013.

When modeling a species, the aim should not be to create an exact portrait or specimen,
but to capture the very essence of the animal and present an idealized and strong representation .

The ultimate reference and resource is the horse itself.
Below, is an image of the eye of our Morgan gelding . . . although a very old horse possessing only one eye . . .
he's in fine condition and an excellent model for the monument.

Below, I'm studying the eye in profile of horse panel number two to see how far the lids project.

Below, the eyeball should be separately formed and laid in the socket . . . then the lids are laid over the ball.
Note the indication of a vein under the eye . . . this is not excessive detail but expressive detail and
must not catch a harsh shadow under certain lighting conditions.

Blog, text, photos, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott

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