Saturday, October 3, 2009


Here is a small head sculpture made using Super Sculpey. I started it a few weeks ago and for what seemed like an eternity, she sat there bald and earless (creepy) until I finished her today.

The model was based on my sketches in the colonial post from two months ago, and was a big help while working on the book. Some of you may remember the male head maquette I made last year. These are great to have around when you can't get that sketch just right.


Heather said...

Wow, you are just so amazingly talented!

I could see how this would be really helpful!

... lol, unfortunately, I think if I tried sculpting a character I drew... I'd end up with some sort of blob.
I can imagine it now... my mother asking, "So, Heather... you're making a story about... wads of chewed gum?"

Anthony VanArsdale said...

haha! Thanks Heather :)

I hope to draw a bit more from this model and maybe get a painting sometime soon

Don Coker said...

Excellent work, Anthony! I love the curls in her hair wafting down her neck. I've wanted to try my hand at sculpture forever, but have yet to jump in. Very inspiring stuff, my friend!

Rebecca said...

Wow Anthony - this is really beautiful. She looks much like Angelina Jolie - intentional?

One small concern: So often that full-lip bee-sting look is achieved nowadays by artificial means, and after a while everyone starts looking alike, rather characterless (I'm speaking about actresses here...) - just a small complaint.

Otherwise I would love it if you could do an e-tutorial for us on working with Sculpey. I agree with Heather that my attempts don't respond to my efforts like yours do!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Rebecca! I too am not a big fan of the 'trout pout' :) The lips on the model were a little fuller than I had intended. I was going for a slightly ethnic look with the nose, mouth, and shape of the face - the character being Cora from "The Last of the Mohicans."

I'll be working on another maquette soon... maybe I can put a post together on the process.

Sandie Lee said...

Absolutely stunning. Well Done :)

Ben Hatke said...

I have always wanted to get ahold of some of that super sculpy stuff. You seem to do a fine job with it! Pretty inspiring.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thank you Sandie!

Thanks Ben, I have since painted it with acrylics and it looks much worse... live and learn, no guts no glory!