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Sculpting the Guru by Jamie Salmon

Sculpting the Guru by Jamie Salmon

Vancouver based hyperrealist sculptor Jamie Salmon is known currently for his larger than life sculptures of the human form which are shockingly lifelike. He works out of his Vancouver studio – Avatar Sculpture Works, with wife and fellow sculptor Jackie K. Seo using various materials including platinum silicone, human hair and acrylic. The scale of Jamie’s sculptures ranges from miniature to monumental and have become highly sought after by galleries and museums around the world. In this post you will see Sculpting the Guru by Jamie Salmon.

 

Artist in Action: Jamie Salmon – The Guru in ZBrush

 

Artist in Action: Jamie Salmon – The Painted Guru in ZBrush

 

Artist in Action : Jamie Salmon – The Finished Guru in ZBrush

 

 

DESIGN & ZBRUSH

The only existing reference photo of the guru

 

 

Photoshop concept art

 

 

Previz

 

 

Previz

 

 

BPR

 

 

Progress

 

 

CNC & CLAY SCULPTING

 

Milled foam parts ready for assembly

 

 

Assembled milled foam parts

 

 

Brushing on molten clay

 

 

Using ZBrush model as reference to aid clay sculpture

 

 

Establishing anatomical forms

 

 

Separating the head to aid in finishing

 

 

Anatomical forms are established

 

 

Finishing details

 

 

Finishing

 

 

Finishing

 

 

MOLDING

 

Sculpture ready for molding with dividing walls in place

 

 

First layer of epoxy resin

 

 

Laminating the epoxy mold

 

 

Finished mold parts

 

 

PAINTING

 

Painting torso, acrylic eyes also in place

 

 

Painting legs and feet

 

 

Painting hands

 

 

THE FINISHED STATUE

 

The finished statue

 

 

The finished statue

 

 

The finished statue

 

 

The finished statue

 

 

The finished statue

 

Watch the interview at: http://pixologic.com/interview/avatar-sculpture-works/index.php

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