Today's post depicts the rough work-in-progress on the life size poodle statue commission. The client requested an open mouth pose; therefore, most of my time to this point was sculpting the tongue and teeth sections. The mouth is a two piece section that is temporarily attached. I will remove the lower section (jaw-tongue & teeth) after the head is completely detailed.
My latest dog sculpture commission is of a life-size poodle. This poodle is not quite the size of a standard poodle nor is it the size of a miniature variety. The poodle falls between the two. Poodles are very smart, active and do very well in obedience training. Poodles come in several colors, solid colors, such as white, black, apricot and gray.
I have been producing custom bronze dog sculptures since roughly 2005. Prior to producing bronze dog sculptures I would fabricate dog sculptures using porcelain or resin.
In the early 2000's I freelanced for Dannyquest Designs, their main focus being cold cast bronze. Cold-cast bronze is a blend of resin and bronze powder used to imitate the lost-wax bronze. Most collectors cannot tell them...
These Rhodesian Ridgeback bronze sculptures depicted in the second video were commission by a client in Brazil. She had quite an operation for her Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I believe the ranch was over 1,000 acres, giving this awesome hunting dog ample room.
For the Rhodesian Ridgeback bronze sculptures I utilized American Fine Arts Foundry, located in Burbank, California.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Sculptures:
This Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Sculptures was commissioned by a Canadian breeder. The scale for this project is 1:1 (life-size).
The video shows the technique I used for the fur texture.
Moreover, here is a list of tools and material I used for the project.
• Rigid white expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam comes in 1, 1.5 and 2 lb density.
• Industrial Precision Waxpen ( used...
This life-size bronze English Bulldog statue bust was originally sculpted in the mid 90's and produced in resin. In 2005 it was then reworked and produced in bronze.
The study for the Bronze English Bulldog Sculpture was our pet, "Tank". Later I had AKC "American Kennel Club" Judges and breeders critique the sculpture in order to perfect the confirmation before I delivered it...