A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 312,966
Currently Running With Scissors:
529 Guests and 20 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Robot with a terrarium in its head!  (Read 1779 times)
Tags for this thread: terrarium  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: February 21, 2011 05:40:18 PM »

I'm in an advanced sculpture class this semester and our first assignment was to create a piece based on a technique that we had learned in intro to sculpture.  I chose plaster, even though we only used it once the semester before(!)

I decided that I wanted to make a robot figure, with plants growing in his head... I decided on a sketch and then went to work carving the figure's pieces from styrofoam.  I then put everything together with dowels and lots of glue and then covered everything in plaster... I then carved and sanded everything down and added dirt, plants, and a glass bowl onto his cranium.  I'm really happy with how he turned out, though I still have to paint him(and finish fixing some structural issues...*sigh*)

Anywho, I now present to you, Robot with a terrarium in his head!  (no working title as of yet..)

and here he is sitting on the table surrounded by styrofoam parts and other carvings in the works(there is actually dirt and grass in the pizza box...lol:

And here's the side:

And here's a close-up of the super cool grass and moss and stuff that is actually growing in his head.. btw, this stuff has been under glass for about a week now and it's still going strong!:

Thanks!  Q & C welcome Smiley
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011 06:22:18 PM »

this is cool! i love terrariums. i'm taking sculpture right now, doing plaster molds. i hate working with plaster, so bravo! very cool piece.

Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 14746
Joined: 10-Jun-2009


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011 07:19:23 PM »

So neat!! What a cool combination of nature + technology. Love the concept and your execution of it.

Offline Offline

Posts: 4104
Joined: 20-Jan-2010

What a piece of work is man!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011 07:34:03 PM »

COOL! so mod!

« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011 04:36:15 AM »

That is fabulous, I love the idea and you've made him so well. The contrast between the smooth body and the spiky grass is fab.

Mrs. Nesbitt
Offline Offline

Posts: 118
Joined: 11-Sep-2010

I intend to deserve it.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011 01:18:44 PM »

I would buy this!
I'm always on the lookout for awesome planters

9 out of 10 British housewives can't tell the difference between my butter and a dead crab.
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011 09:38:39 AM »

I would buy this!
I'm always on the lookout for awesome planters

Thanks!  haha.. someone in my class said that I should make and sell these, so it's funny that you mentioned that!  He was far too much work to produce for sale, but I'm glad that people enjoy him Smiley
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011 10:56:32 PM »

Awesome design!
Offline Offline

Posts: 546
Joined: 14-Nov-2005

im a ghost gone mad, an angel in the dopesmoke

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011 09:54:57 AM »

thats so awesome! i love plaster but the only thing i could ever think to make was masks. this is really a cool idea

I paint these little pictures with a temporary poison. each one just like the other. i wonder why i even bother.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Adobe InDesign CS2 - Guides, Pasteboards, Spelling and Story Editor Preferences
Adobe InDesign CS2 - Units, Increments and Grids Preferences
Adobe InDesign CS2 - General, Type and Advanced Type Preferences
Adobe InDesign CS2 - Introducing Document Preferences
Adobe InDesign CS2 - Exporting an InDesign File as a PDF
Latest Blog Articles
November 25, 2015 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Cube Advent Calendar
Thankful for Family

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.