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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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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013 06:05:41 PM »

This is fabulous!
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013 07:07:44 PM »

Oh, thank you. Smiley I finally moved him from the studio to the house and now he makes me happy every time I walk by.  It was worth the long process, and I'm glad I didn't give up on him.   Tongue

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2013 07:02:51 AM »

OMG he's fantastic.  You have quite a talent for this.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013 09:38:57 AM »

Thank you.  Smiley  I had more or less given up sculpting for myself in recent years because it was so hard to get a piece finished as a permanent object. I hope to do more in the coming months.

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This is wonderful! I love Gormenghast!
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2013 11:39:52 AM »

Wow, amazing work!
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013 12:43:38 PM »

Thank you.  Hooray for another Gormenghastian!  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013 09:45:05 AM »

Gorgeous, amazing, inspirational and awe inspiring! Excellent job!
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013 09:49:51 AM »

Thank you so much, I'm glad you're inspired!  Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013 08:27:22 PM »

This is incredible Ludi!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2013 05:57:46 AM »

I'm so happy folks are enjoying him!  Cheesy 

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013 01:30:25 PM »

This is absolutely amazing.
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013 03:24:04 PM »

Thank you!  I hope he can encourage people to read the Gormenghast novels (the first two, anyway).  Don't bother with the BBC miniseries, the Doctor isn't in it, just some guy with his name (don't know why really, but they decided to change the character completely for the show.....  Huh )

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2013 10:29:44 AM »

Stunning! I love how much of the character comes through in his expression.

It is, indeed, a hard thing to take time away from paid work to create something just for fun... but that's when some of the best work is accomplished. Thanks for sharing your excellent art Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2013 12:57:21 PM »

Oh thank you.    Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2013 09:07:24 AM »

I have no idea who this is but am amazed by your crazy skills!!! Love the detail, colors, style. Wow!!! Great job!
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2013 09:27:32 AM »

Thank you!   Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2013 11:12:35 AM »

I love him! I'm a big fan of peake and he's one of my fave characters :-) So well done.
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2013 01:41:08 PM »

Thank you!  I'm a complete Gormenghast nerd myself.  Smiley

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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2013 05:50:38 AM »

Aww, thank you, Foxy. Smiley

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Your work makes me smile. I enjoy it very much. I sort've agree with the "pleasing yourself" thing, I've been doing that for eons. BUT as a result it meant this bird never came in for a landing. I've been too busy enjoying the flight and never paying any mind to seeking an actual footing. I have master many crafts and techniques but in truth am master of none as far as I am concerned. I still want to fly as high as I can and THAT'S what pleases me...can't help it. Enjoy who you are.
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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2013 12:47:00 PM »

Thank you, chek!  Smiley

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« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2013 06:55:29 AM »

Ludi, this is seriously good.
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Thank you, cackle!   Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2014 12:03:25 PM »

I'm not familiar with the character but the sculpture is amazing! If anything, I hope that you will continue to sculpt because you're awfully talented at it!!!
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« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2014 03:28:52 PM »

Thank you. I've been sculpting a bit more recently, doing portrait heads of famous race car drivers for my husband's scale model company Immense Miniatures.  These aren't as fun as fictional characters but still rewarding.Smiley

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« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2014 05:11:26 PM »

Thank you!   Grin
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« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2014 01:38:43 PM »

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« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2014 10:01:12 AM »

This guy finally got a quality base - antique mahogany from our neighbor who makes furniture.  It's about time!   Cheesy



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