Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dinosaur Art Auction

I have one of my original dinosaur sculpture up for auction on eBay. It is similar to the film version stegosaurus in King Kong as it has pebbly skin and eight tail spikes. Proceeds from the final bid price will go to benefit the St.Baldricks Foundation for childhood cancer research.

Here is the link if you'd like to take a look :

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spider Pit Article in The Prehistoric Times

Welcome to the new followers of my blog! I wanted to give a heads up about an article I wrote about creating a diorama of the King Kong spider pit and its denizens. It appears in the current issue (# 101 ) of The Prehistoric Times :

I'm in the process of designing a new creature that will be residing in the pit shortly. Check back for updates!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kong Revisions

It was suggested by Paul Gill of Gillman Productions that the Kong bust I'm working on for him could use some wrinkles in the brow area and beefing up in the shoulder and back area. I tackled the wrinkles first.

The shoulders and back were a bigger undertaking! It pained me to have to cut into the areas I had so painstakingly detailed to look like fur.

After I removed the clay from the back I had to build up the armature. To do this I used balsa wood spacers cut to the shape of the back. In between the wood spacers I packed crumbled aluminum foil to bulk up the back area.

Once I had the general shape of the back done I covered it in a then layer of Ave's Apoxie Sculpt clay.

Here is a photo of the finished revision.