Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Okay, so I am part of a show coming up in July or August. The show is centered around vinyl toys -- these pre-designed figures that you add your own work to. Now, the vinyl toys in question for this show are called Bax Bears. As the figure is a bear I decided to try and recreate the Sean Connery character Sir August DeWinter for the 1998 film the Avengers. At one point in the movie the character and his lackies are seated around a table all dressed in bear costumes (Sir August removes his mask revealing his face during the meeting). The movie pretty much stuck to 60's camp which I am so very fond of. So far I have only sculpted Connery's head sans hair. I'm pretty happy with the likeness. I haven't done any sculpting since high school, so, needless to say, I am pretty jazzed that I could get a likeness at all.
Above is my Connery sculpt so far, compared to one of the half dozen pictures I have been using for reference.