This head is been around me for over a week now, its had many shapes and sizes. Yet I'm so confused with it that I don't know if I should start another one!
Here goes a photographic inventry of how I started it, and most of the changes I have done until now:
I drilled a few holes in the head and inserted the wires like that
Here, shows the wire frame I created for the ears to support the clay.
Here he looks quite good, but very bat alike, I want him with some more human facial features...
I changed his face completely
Broke his nose and made a more human like nose and face
This frame is nearly 2m in wing span and 1.5m in body lenght. I will used the same pocedures as earlier mentioned in my sketch models. I will lay glass fibre tissue embedded in clear polyester resin, on the wire armature and later, when the resin cures, I will sculpt on it, but this time I will make a mould of the torso and cast it in a lighter material, like Polyester resin! Again, but this time as a cast, a bit like the wings, so that I have a a hollow body(torso). The arms and digit bones I will sculpt them with "super sculpey", I don't think they will weight too much as a solid sculpture. They are quite narrow.
These photos will show the progress of the FINAL FRAME
Here, we see that things are starting to get shape. I used the same aproach as for my 2nd wing test. Wire frame, glass fiber tissue, resin, "super sculpey" and acrylics.
The resin with the tissue, cured on the brass wire frame. Before sculpting and painting it.
The wing, sculpted and painted. It's looking good, but I need to find a way of creating some kind of texture on the wing's surface. To give it a more membrane like look.
This is an initial sketch
This was my second wing, using a wire frame just like the others previously shown, glass fiber tissue embedded in resin layed on the frame, sculpted in "super sculpey" and painted with acrylics.
Here, I made my second welded frame. On this one I layed glass fiber tissue embedded in polyester resin, just like my 1st wing! Then, I sculpted its body on top of the fiber glass with "super sculpey".
The welded frame
The glass fiber tissue, ready to be layed on the frame.
Here the tissue is embedded in polyester resin, layed and positioned on the wire armature.
When the resin is cured, it's then ready to sculpt on it!