March 25, 2009

model making + AMNH


I'm trying to sculpt from memory and see how accurate I can make this model. Right now its in the early stages with only one half roughed out. Its a 1/27th scale model of a female African elephant.


Some inspiring old pictures from the American Museum of Natural History (NYC).

Visit their picture archives, so many good photos--->HERE

13 comments:

RAWLS said...

Looks good so far elephant man.

David said...

Your elephants always impress me great work! Thanks for posting the museum pictures-most people don't realize that museum mounts aren't stuffed they're sculpted.

Bobby Chiu said...

jeez that's amazing from memory!
Awesome pics toooo!!!

Kei Acedera said...

That's really good!
And the pics are soooo cool!!

matt dawson said...

Fascinating pictures and I'm really liking your sculpt (and ALL your blog as per my last visit!). Do you have the facilities to cast in resin after...? Have you seen the Elephant bronzes at the Musee D'Orsay Paris...? Search "elephant bronze" on their website in collection, think you might get a kick from it! Many thanks for your kind comment, from an elephant expert like you it means a great deal!

Andrew Ross said...

Personally I don’t find it that impressive of a memory sculpt… considering you constantly have elephants on the brain, I expected more...

Sincerely
A very disappointed Andrew :(

Alina Chau said...

WOW! WOW!! Great stuffs!! Love the drawings below too!

andrew said...

thanks for the comments everyone

Matt...I don't know much about mold making/casting but its something I want to learn.thanks for the bronze info too.

Mr.Andrew Ross....haha

Benjamin Plouffe said...

you WOULD like to scupt from memory!
Typical!

Steve sculpts critters said...

Really nice elephant!
You really have soaked up a lot of elephant info to do that from memory!
Hey, if you want to cast I'd advise finding a really good moldmaker.
Always get a kick out of your blog,
Cheers!

hadi tabasi said...

wwwoooooaaaa
Awesome
thanks andrew

Martin Hsu said...

Amazing photos indeed.

Marisa anne said...

I really love your artwork! Great work!