After over two years in progress I believe this birds journey is complete. The sculpture starting out as a bald eagle, however I focused primarily on the wings and claws for it's dimensional elements. Not satisfied with the final (flat-faced) design and the focus being primarily on the aggressive looking claws, I wanted to put an object in it's grasp. A dead fish seemed too depressing, arrows and olive branches where a bit too political for the time being. Finally, I remembered the Legend of the Thunderbird and did some research to familiarize myself with the description of it's powerful wings and lightning bolts in it's claws. A blue and white color scheme to represent the sky feels appropriate. Below are a few work in progress photos as well. Next up, there's an elephant on my table.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Interior design magazines, landscape photos, or children's books - if I see a color combination that draws my eye I'll snap a photo. When it comes time to paint a sculpture I'll sometimes pull up a reference that has the mood or theme I want to reflect. Time to mix some paints!