Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Yeeehaaa!

Following on my children's book project "Rodeo" (only a working title), here are some sketches I did over the weekend.





As well, I finally received the rough sculpts of the 2 characters bouncing around! My sculptor friend in Paris used the illustration I did for the cover of the book as a model. I can't wait to see the final sculpt in tin! the packaging should be very nice too, a little wooden box. I will probably sell some via the blog for those interested. I'll let you know.




A picture to give you an idea of the size of the figurine compare to my friend's lighter. So small and so beautiful!

30 comments:

UM said...

How cool is that?
Can't believe the size of the sculpture. your friend must have steady hands. Wow!

Stef said...

Thanks Uli! he has very small steady hands, i can't believe he did it without a turnaround of the characters, and made it work too!

Kactiguy said...

Wow wow wow. That is a cool sculpture. Nice to have talented friends. And I'm getting a kick outta that horse. Funny.

eendar said...

oooh wooowww that is amazin, and sooo small!!! It is great who the doggy stands in the air with just 2 tiny ... I don´t know who to say this... 2 tiny things that holds him in the air :D and it all balances with the pig little legs. Grat sculpture of a great drawing :)

Matt J said...

Well, looks like the horse might need another weekend of 'research' but the sculpture is superb. Your friend must have tiny little claws to model with such detail. Astounding. The solution for the pigs mouth works beautifully.

gur-B said...

Thats fantastic Stephane !

opi said...

une bise a rené et dis lui que son taffe est genial..du mouvemnt c' est pas si souvent en sculpture......mais que fait il donc.....?

Smook said...

Brilliant sculpture, Stef!

Uloo said...

Love the horsey's shaggy mane, Stef. I'm amazed at the fearsome size of that sculpt, too. Fearsomely small, that is. Yikes! Such a winsome image to see rendered in three dimensions.

Alina Chau said...

Woooooo ... these are awesome!!

Elliot said...

I'm very much enjoying the horse pointing.

Eren said...

Wow the sculpture looks beautiful!! Such great work....and your sketches are looking great too...I'm lovin this project of yours!

Gerald said...

I'm just blown away from the small scale model and super fine detail. This looks awesome, I can't wait to see more. This is something I would definitely add in my office. Good Luck with the project, I really liked the last 2 illustrations that you shared.

Drazen said...

Haha Hilarious
and awesome work from both of you!

the doodlers said...

wow! These must have been a challenge to do. Nice balance and motion captured! really cute! What are these made of- they look waxy..??

Stef said...

Thanks guys for your nice comments!
Arna and John, yes this is wax, then he'll do a mould and clean the figurine for the tin version, I can't wait to see the final version!

Pajara Pinta said...

it's really small!!! and s detailed amazing!! (applauses for your friend).. and btw the hair over the eyes of the horse... Looooove it!!! makes him look so cool and kind of elgant with a intelectual touch!

hehehe!

ciao caro!

www.caracarmina.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Wow! I've just recently discovered your blog, and wanted to tell you that I think you're amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your work with the web. You're an inspiration!

stephanie said...

you have great work! you and i have the same name! my brother sent me this link and asked if it was my work, I wish!

Stef said...

Thanks pajara pinta!
Amy, thank you very much,very flattered!
Stephanie, do you have a blog or somewhere I can see your work? thanks for the comment!

Bobby Chiu said...

wow, that sculpture is incredible! such fine detail in miniture! how much do you plan to sell them for?

Cheers,
Bobby.

donnachada said...

God Stef, the sculpt is stunning, Can't wait to see what you do with the project.

Stef said...

Thanks for popping by Bobby! we'll probably sell them 35£. They're going to be in tin, painted or natural. They'll come in a handmade wooden box. My friend is a incredible sculptor! he can work so small and yet manage to have all those details in the figurine...it's amazing!
Thanks Donnachada! it's a very exicting project for me, the book, the sculpt and Uli who's going to do an animation test with them...what's next?!

Virginia Valle said...

Uhmm Stef I think is to cheaper that price.. I have one friend of mine, she made this kind the sculpture, and when they are more little ..they are more expensive, and handmade work is very priceless. Is only I little advise :)

Stef said...

Thank you very much for the advice Virginia, we don't really know yet, we have to look on the market at the different type of figurines and their prices, handmade. It's true that my friend is doing a lot of work on it, the moulds, all the time he's spending cleaning the final figurine... all this counts!

Pajara Pinta said...

A promise is a promise!! I just wanted to let you know in my blog there is a surprise for you!

hope you like it!!!

;)

www.caracarmina.blogspot.com

Virginia Valle said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)...
I know that.. a lot of time and effort... she always told me the design,handcraft are 2 important . ... I know when they are ooak,(one of the kind) they are expensive,when the sculptures are limited edition,they are not cheaper... If you need any help about prices I can ask to my friend,but you know the final price always the artist decide Take care and thank you again

stephanie said...

no sorry i dont have any work online, just wanted to send you a line and say how awsome your work is. I'll try to put something online soon. we have the same surname as well.

Stef said...

Well, that's interesting! where are you from, you can write to me directly at home if you prefer, my email in "contact"

Denis said...

Hysterical! You can never go wrong when there's a pig involved in the picture. :-)