Tuesday, 27 August 2019

#695 "Wind River Encounter"

"Wind River Encounter"
22"H 32"W 22"D
Edition 65

The Grizzly is common where my studio is located at the base of the 
Wind River Range in the wild state of Wyoming.  I’ve encountered the animal 
only once while hiking in the local high country but routinely see them nearby in Yellowstone.

The anatomy of an animal with thick hair or fur such as a Grizzly must be understood 
in order to avoid modeling a shapeless mass.  Where the animal’s bones protrude 
and articulate the fur patterns break and reveal themselves thus showing how the 
skeleton is arranged.  There are times when artistic license must be employed to 
"trick" the viewer into seeing the animal's anatomy under thick fur or hair.  

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

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