While in Rome last summer, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with figurative sculptor Brian Booth Craig to discover more about his work and methodology. Read on to discover how it was for him starting out, his opinion on the current art scene, and his approach to his series of female figures...
The Rodin Museum has been reviatlized and reopened this November 2015.
Located in Rodin's previous studio and home, which has been maintained as a self-financed museum. On the grounds, there are numerous bronze sculptures, including the Thinker, Gates of Hell, Burghers of Calais, and many more lesser known works.
Projects from January have included maquettes for larger future work, life cast of a their hand as a reference as well as some exercises I made to improve representational understanding and skills.
Check them out below :)
Larger than Life Feature- EYE
Using the skull as reference, we made a large eye socket, sculpted the ball of the eye, and then added the final flesh. (maybe about a foot wide)
Planes of the Head
A great project to increase your understanding of the structure of the head- useful for sculpting and drawing. Starting with the most basic geometric simplification, and breaking that down to add features.