Hey everybody... Hello? Is anybody there? I don't blame you. I've been away for a long time. I apologize for my absence, but it's been a crazy few months. Hell, it's been a crazy year. I wanted to come in and share a quick post with you (if anybody is even still reading this), and let you know what's been going on with me and my work.
So... The Canada Sand Sculpting project. I went, I saw and I conquered. It was a bit terrifying at first, as I had to learn a new material and a new way of working really quickly. I had never sculpted in sand before, and it was also my first time sculpting in a subtractive form. In the end, I gained new skills and a some confidence in knowing that I can do what I set out to do. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again sometime. I'll have pictures to share (at some point), or you can go to the FaceBook Fan Page (there's a link on this site) and I've set up an album there.
In other news. The Lucky Baldwin monument is still at the foundry. It's being cast into bronze and the city is working on plans for the base. It looks like installation won't be until some time in November, but at least things are moving forward.
A couple weeks ago, I was down in San Diego for Comic-Con 2012. It was a lot of fun and I had some very positive responses to my work, as I went from booth to booth, trying to find jobs. I definitely think that this year will lead to new projects later on. DC Entertainment, Sideshow Collectibles, Triad Toys and Mezco Toys were some of the most promising. I have my heart set on either DC or Sideshow (with Sideshow leading the wish pack). It probably won't be for a while though, because these companies have to plan their stuff years in advance and then they need to find the right project for any particular sculptor. I'm still hopeful that things will happen by next summer. For now, I'm focused on personal projects and a couple of commissions.
Finally, there's some exciting news to share with you. My very first instructional DVD (or streaming video, whichever you prefer), will be available soon. I shot an instructional lesson for the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, on sculpting a character from the live model. You'll get to see a sculpt from start to finish, with plenty of instructions, tips and tricks along the way. I had a very lovely model, so there will also be plenty of eye candy for you as you learn to sculpt from the live model and create a believable character/creature. The lesson should be available before September, but I'll have specific dates when I hear from the Stan Winston guys. It was a real pleasure, and one that I'll get to experience again, as they want to do a couple more lessons for them. Be sure to check out their site and look for all the great lessons they've already put out. And when my lesson comes out, I hope you'll support me by buying a DVD or streaming video, and letting all your friends know about it as well.
Okay, that's it for now. I'll some WIP shots of some recent sculpts to share soon, so be on the look out for those. Until next time, Cheers!!