Thursday, February 28, 2013

Flying Hero

The flying superhero, often leading with his fists in the foreground remains an ever so compelling convention in comic books.  (Invincible, for example)

The sculptural equivalent is of course patently silly looking.  Suspension of disbelief, as well as suspension of material, does not work so well in the physical world.
I thought I would just put a clunky support pedestal under the poor guy's pelvis.  He does suffer from some foreshortening- his fist and head are oversized.  

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Crouching ManBat

More unadulterated pop culture cheese:  My sons love ManBats... although they prefer the LEGO variety.  Mostly I was looking to do something other than the series of standing figures.  And Man Bats (or is it ManBats?) suffer from the overly muscled torso disorder, so I thought it was a reasonable followup to the werewolf.  This looks more like a ManBunny, however....Perhaps that should come next?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Muscular Werewolf in Shorts

Continuing the embrace of ridiculous imagery:  I was aiming for the superhero/ monster stereotype of the ridiculously muscular upper body with implausibly scrawny legs.  In this case, I was thinking, little boy legs.  I ended up with a seriously top heavy individual who required a base.  I had been avoiding bases in this series, but am reconsidering that decision now. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Brain Eating Zombie Child

This one was not specifically suggested by one of my kids.... but let's say the kids were an inspiration nonetheless.  Zombies are always compelling for the boys.  One can kill them with guiltless impunity... and it is also fun to pretend to be one.  More fun to pretend to eat brains than it is to try to use one.

Scooby Doo Head

My kids never tire of watching old Scooby Doo tv shows and movies.  I have come to a point where I have a visceral reaction of nausea to some of the reruns.

In this case, I was thinking specifically of those Scooby Doo costumes in the kiddie costume catalogs where the child's face appears in Scooby's mouth.  I though perhaps in this case, the head inside the Scooby head has disappeared...perhaps as a result of excessive viewing of Scooby Doo episodes. 

Stop Hitting Yourself

My younger son suggested the idea of a guy punching himself as being a particularly hysterical subject for a sculpture.  When he saw this one, he said that the guy should not be tipped back from the blow- apparently he wanted the idea of punching, but not any reaction

Boy in Cape and Mask

My older son appeared in my studio more or less in this get-up.  He often says that he is no longer interested in superheroes, but a good cape, mask and utility belt never gets old.

Lower Leg Head-Lock

My younger son painstakingly arranged a Power Ranger and a Batman action figure into a similar pose.  I was not able to do the arrangement justice in the few minutes I had to work on this one;

Bear Head Fists

My 6 year old watched me work on this one, (working on a zombie and a zombie hunter himself) and was concerned that it would be boring and not funny.  When I got far enough along to add the teddy bear head boxing gloves, he conceded that it was a little funny.

Guy With Wrecking Ball

My younger son had been requesting a sculpture of his favorite Skylander "Wrecking Ball."  While I was resisting making one... What am I, too good to make a Skylander sculpture?

Apparently not.  In this case, the adult is being crushed by the ostensibly cute, bug-eyed monster.  My son found it amusing, but of course protested the fact that I had left the all important feather off of the top of Wrecking Ball's head.

Bear Belly

Seated Guy with Bear Head

Guy With Bear on Head

Guy on Head

Boy With Big Arms

Guy With Big Legs

Sliding Guy

Caped Hero with Bear Head

Paper Bag Owl-Headed Man

Booted Man with Bear