Say hello to Jarvis.
I’ve just wrapped up my second Animal Battle sculpture, a little sloth soldier I’ve named Jarvis. Don’t let that cute mug fool you – he’s one tough cookie.
Rather then go into great detail about my process, I’ll just share some photos I managed to remember to take along the way. Let’s:
This time around, my skeleton/armature was much better, and sturdier too. And I remembered to use a lot more foil. I also upgraded my (super old) liquitex paints for some nice liquid Golden. Made a huge difference.
There were a lot of failed attempts and do-overs. I changed his little snout probably about six times, and his pants definitely took a couple tries. One of the biggest challenges was figuring out how to make a cloth banner that appeared to blow in the breeze. The secret? A heck of a lot of patience.
It was worth it.
And here’s a little video, of course:
I’m pleased to announce that both Tolly and Jarvis, along with many sculptures to come, will be part of my next show at Hellion Gallery this August! By then I’ll have a small army to share with you.