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« on: May 06, 2013 03:10:08 PM »

This is a sculpture I've been working on literally for years and have finally completed molding, casting and painting.

Doctor Alfred Prunesquallor of Gormenghast:



The reason it took me so long is that I have a hard time giving myself permission to be creative just for myself, with no practical purpose (like, say, clothing or paying work).  I hope the Nerd-along will give me more opportunities to feel it's ok to make stuff for myself, even something as terrifically nerdy as this sculpture. Smiley I am probably the world's biggest fan of this character, who was invented by dark fantasist Mervyn Peake.  

More about this sculpture: http://tinyurl.com/d9n7ppp

More views: http://tinyurl.com/dxofmh4

About Mervyn Peake: http://www.mervynpeake.org/

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013 11:23:29 PM »

wow! you have some major talent there! This is an incredible sculpture - you should DEFINITELY craft more for yourself. Think of it as inspiration to all of us Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013 05:48:05 AM »

Thanks!  I'm certainly going to try!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013 06:47:49 AM »

I'm not sure who he is, but he's fantastic.  So many little details that make him look 'real'   And I give you permission to make what ever you want for yourself.  Wink  Sometimes a little outside push in that direction helps. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013 08:27:21 AM »

Oh this is fantastic!

So many fragile tiny parts--his nose and fingers and the end of his coat...wow

His hair is also pretty great...

Ludi--crafting for yourself proved to be a wonderful thing...it does showcase a marvelous talent you have!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013 08:47:40 AM »

Oh thank you so much.  Smiley  I'm thrilled I was finally able to get this done, with much help from my husband, who did a lot of the molding of the original clay sculpture, and helped cast up the little parts.  I had to cut up the original sculpture into several parts for molding, which was scary, and then each part was cast separately and reassembled.  My husband made the little spectacles, also.  Now that we're using digital printing future sculptures should become finished pieces much more simply and quickly, because they won't need to be molded and cast, just scanned and sent out to the printer.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013 12:24:15 PM »

Wow, I'd say you should be crafting for yourself more often!  This is an amazingly detailed piece, extremely awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013 04:38:42 PM »

Thank you!  Smiley

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Love the hands - very expressive.
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013 03:15:42 PM »

Thanks!  Smiley

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