Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Works in Progress - Updated Gallery

Detail of natural size clay figure of Homo Erectus (Nariokotme Boy) Copyright 2015   Art Di Lella
Recently, I've been working on updating the different galleries on my blog. The above image is from the Works in Progress Gallery. This will be changing as new images on the main page will be selected to go to this gallery. I hoping the rotation will be frequent. We'll see.
I'll be back soon.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Hyper Realistic Sculpture Clay Models-New Gallery

Detail of Hyper Realistic Reconstructed Sculpture- Anon Portrait #3 Copyright 2015  Art Di Lella
Hello everyone

Introducing a new gallery for my blog Hyper Realistic Sculpture Clay Models Gallery.
I wanted visitors to my website to have easier time viewing specifically the finished clay models which because of the blog format are difficult to navigate through because of all the previous posts.

Anyway, each clay model is constructed over a actual human skull with neck and shoulders added.
Although my methodology is similar to forensic reconstruction,my purpose in this instance is a fine art application but having said that I want to show my capability in crossing over into other kinds of model making. There are seven sculptures shown in the gallery with more coming as well as new updates on the other galleries on the main page coming soon.
I'll back shortly. Have a great week.
Cheers.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

New Ideas - Fox Skull Hyper Realistic Sculpture

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Hello,I just wanted to show the fox skull which I intend to use in making my next sculpture. I have not made any firm decisions in regard to direction but I have a few ideas I would like to try. I'll keep you posted on the progress.
Cheers.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hyper Realistic Sculpture Revisiting Still Born 2005

Recently, I came across a box of old models. I thought it would be an good opportunity to post one of the original wax sculptures that I had created over the last ten years.
The model shown below is called Still Born and it was modeled in wax and cast in 2005. There is some damage on this sculpture due to the moulding process. I produced one bronze cast of this piece and it was later exhibited at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2007. You can see the bronze in my bronze gallery and in a post I did a few years ago.


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Copyright 2015  Art Di Lella
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I usually keep many of my models even the one's which were unsuccessful because I find even the failures might contain  something that might be useful later.
Anyway, I'll be back soon. Cheers.

Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year 2015 Hyper Realistic Reconstructed Sculpture #8 Skin Texture Part 1


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Copyright 2015   Art Di Lella

Hello again,

Back for 2015, a set of new images of a sculpture bust that I've been working on recently. The latest pictures show the early application of skin texture on Hyper Realistic Reconstructed Sculpture #8.
To begin,skin texture application especially on younger subjects is very challenging because of it's subtlety. It's more time consuming for me to do than let's say applying skin texture to an old craggy male because the texture I'm applying is done in subtle layers with very small tools. This insures that the texture is visible but not exaggerated. I do a lot of experimentation on every model I sculpt in order to find the right surface treatment therefore much of the sculpture will be in different stages of development simultaneously. It may look confusing to the viewer but there is definite purpose. This sculpture when finished will be cast in silicone so it's important that the surface be as natural as possible.
I will return soon with a new installment.
Cheers.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Hyper Realistic Reconstructed Bust #8 Changes and Adjustments

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The above images are the last of a series of hyper realistic busts. #8 is a reconstruction over a real human skull and like the others I followed the contours and the anatomy of each cranium to produce all the different faces. Unlike a forensic reconstruction,this series of busts will be part of an contemporary art installation.
Getting back to the title "changes and adjustments" refers to the modelling. In the earlier version of #8 she was very lean looking which after several months of not working on her I noticed that her neck, shoulders and lower jaw were not the right proportion. After making the necessary changes,the sculpture is in the process of going through the final stages of contouring  and so the next post will be about the beginning stage of applying the skin texture. I'm looking forward to it.
I'll be back soon. Cheers.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hyper Realistic Reconstructed Sculpture Head Transplant Review




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After a very long break from blogging I'm back with a new post.
The images in this post are the latest of my Hyper Realistic Figure. The figure is a clay reconstruction of a juvenile Homo Erectus(Lake Turkana Boy). Although this type of subject is usually reserved for natural history museums,my figure will be used in a contemporary art context.

Today's post shows the images of the new clay head. As I had mentioned in the previous post I was unhappy with the previous head and ended up purchasing an authentic copy of KNM-15000 skull from Francecasts which was installed on the sculpture back in March. Since then I've been carefully building up the forms and then over the past few days finishing the bust of this full figure. I have to say the main challenge for me in the sculpting of this individual's head is believability. I guess the main difficulty is no one knows what these individuals looked like so it ends up being a piece of informed speculation.

The rest of the body is done except for some detailing on the hands and feet. I will post those pictures over the coming weeks. In the meantime I'm starting some new projects which I'll talk about shortly.

I will be back soon with updates. Cheers!
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Copyright        Art Di Lella 2014