May 9, 2011

Sculpting at the Zoo







I did some sculpting at the zoo recently with live elephants. They were good models because they stayed close to the front of the exhibit and didn't move too much. It was helpful to see the way the light and shadows hit the real elephant then be able to compare it to my model at the same time.

20 comments:

Aaron Ludwig said...

Man, this is really awesome. Very ambitious!

Nicholas Hong said...

wow..I can feel your passion!

Unoo said...

WoW-!amazing

Mauricio said...

that's really cool. next time i go to the zoo to sketch, i'm going to feel lazy!

Betsy Bauer said...

I've always been inspired by your work and dedication to your craft. This just takes the cake! Thanks for posting!

froggie said...

the real elephant looks very flattered by your attention to his details. "-)

wooonnnderful sculpts, andrew!

Steve sculpts critters said...

Wonderful job!

Trevor Spencer said...

thats crazy man! it looks awesome.

"TORI CAT" said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!
just stumbled across you blog and i am an instant fan!!
I really love your style and the passion you have for animals and your art!!
Incredibly inspiring!!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Im going to add your blog to my link of inspiring talents on my blog, and i'll make sure to come back soon!!
Keep up the fantastic work!!!
best wishes and kindest regards,
Tori Cat.x

tokyobanana said...

nice work !

shamil said...

i love it..nice study...

nityanshu said...

wow!!! crazzy

Trade Your Talent said...

wow, I just discovered your great blog and the sculpture of the elephant is just amazing!!! great work!

the doodlers said...

Real nice! What clay are you using?

andrew said...

the doodlers: This is grey sculpey

Kasey said...

Really cool--I'll bet you got a lot of admirers crowding around you. Most of the animals at our zoo hide in the back or in the shade since we live in hothot texas so maybe I'll give this a shot in the fall--live sculpting sounds awesome!

Andrea Alcaraz said...

Brilliant!

Raymond Xu said...

awesome!

Anonymous said...

Can I just say I was looking at your sculpture and realized that it looked awfully familiar, then I looked at the elephant in the background and realized you sculpted one of the elephants I used to work with. Excellent job, it looks just like her down to the hole in her ear!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Great sculpture,and you have captured its proportions perfectly!