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Catherine_lalala
« on: May 12, 2008 08:21:35 AM »

In art class I did a project looking at standing figures, which meant I spent alot of time thinking about statues and for my final pieces I ended up making these sculptures out of sheet of wire netting:



The details are not so clear here but she's got a little cape with a hood, not just a lumpy head btw  Roll Eyes

You can sort of see the scale from my fingers holding up the black paper behind it, the black background was so I could 'cut it out' and put in a real life background and a 100 ft high scary-ass statue on photoshop  Shocked

Because I had time I made another, but this one is only about half as tall as the other. I focussed more on the idea of drapery in making the little folds in its cloak using pva glue :p


Not so keen on that.


First time working in anything 3-D (well, actually I had made two other little ones as part of my prep-work but they were more practise for these) and it was actually pretty darn fun, the wire was some sheet stuff they had in rolls in the supply cupboard and I used hot glue to secure it in places.

My tip for doing this: Wear gloves! Plastic gloves will protect you just fine but try it without and you WILL get cut up pretty bad by the pointy edges of the wire sheet, even if you don't really notice at the time!   Shocked


Anyways, I'd love to know what you guys think, I'd like to make something with wire again seeing as I can't have these guys back from school until next October.
(I may not be an art student anymore but I our teacher would probably not mind me ninja-ing some from the cupboard  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008 08:40:40 AM »

They're beautiful! I especially love the first one, but the drape effect on the second is great. Fantastic work.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 09:07:33 AM »

I lOVE those!!  Great art work!  I want one in mah house!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008 11:28:28 AM »

They're gorgeous - you have a good eye for line.  By all means snag some more of that mesh if you can, this is probably the only time you'll be able to ninja materials at will!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 11:38:36 AM »

They're gorgeous - you have a good eye for line.  By all means snag some more of that mesh if you can, this is probably the only time you'll be able to ninja materials at will!

Heh! Thanks, people!

And too true about the supplies, I was back in there the other day taking advantage of the nice supply of huge paper  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 11:59:45 AM »

They're so pretty! I love the first one especially! They are so unique!
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008 12:19:46 PM »

Thank you  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008 08:14:10 AM »

wow, those are cool. I think I might try making one (though they definetly won't look nearly as good as yours).
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Catherine_lalala
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008 10:22:17 AM »

Aww thanks you should definately give it a go, I'm sure yours will be awesome  Wink

(but please do remember to wear gloves when working with wire netting, because it will cut you up pretty bad :p )

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008 09:37:57 AM »

These are beautiful! I love the way you managed to recreate the way fabric falls in the first one! The shape of the body, the flow the lines; it's so pleasing to the eye. The realistic shaping of the arms and legs on the second figure are amazing too.
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