Thursday, 15 January 2015

Portrait Sculpture

Welcome to the site showing examples of portrait sculpture.
The Sculptress JOEL has recently been asked to do several portraits of best loved dogs, and examples of these are included, though she has also been working on other animals and people.
Click on the link for all the latest news of more sculpture portraits

Here there are examples of  portraits

A Life sized sculpture of a female working Labrador

 Life sized portrait head of a Cairn Terrier

Table top sculpture of  West Highland White
You can follow the making of the portrait of the head of a Deerhound
Here is an image of the  original


The Bronze portrait sculpture of the Deerhound was unveiled at Blenheim
"She's Gorgeous" was the client's response
and a quote from visitors
"The Celtic Hound is fantastic - Just like our Deerhounds"

If you are interested in having a portrait sculpture of a special individual please contact JOEL at the Studio

Making the Stars !

Capturing the portraits of dearly loved companions - including life sized statues of dogs - here the project to make a  Labrador Dog called  Galaxy.
Here is Galaxy the original - visit here to follow this project through its making



Equipment and boards ready for the armature for Galaxy




Development of armature
Mesh and rods developed under the future profile


Build up of the  base layers of clay



  Progressing well on all profiles
Sketch of front paw to help with proportions




 The root of the tail begun
 Sketch of tail to bring proportions of the rear


 Shoulders and hips building up



This is where we are going
Below view from the front
Big push - intensive time developing  the Clay into a young Labrador dog!





A visit from the clients with Galaxy's friends - then days of intensive work to build up Galaxy Clay body and  develop his neck and head.



After months of work the last images are taken of Galaxy the Life sized Labrador statue in Clay 
Latest news on the Galaxy project - the mould is made and the next part of the process can  soon go forward. Thanks to Robin for all his work on this. 
It makes a big difference to have someone with skills and expertise  put the mould on something you have worked on for a year!



Work on the wax stage 


All the details of the paws

 Weeks pass and the foundry makes the investment mould, and proceeds though the casting process.

All cast and  finished by the skilled foundry workers in Birmingham 
and here pre patination.

Photo session at home and then careful delivery to the site of the happy owners and family


His sister is pleased?!

Project brought to completion thank you to all involved for their time and trouble and input.