I’ll be at the BOSTON COMIC CON FRIDAY – SUNDAY JULY 31 – AUGUST 2, 2015, and I’ll be taking commissions for and producing mini-busts and reliefs right there at the con. Mini-busts are approximately 1/6th scale (about 3″ in height), made of durable gray polymer clay and epoxy. You pick the character and I’ll make them, and can take it home with you bubble-wrapped and boxed.
Mini-busts are $60 each at the con, BUT if you’d like to pre-order and they’re only $50!
This year I’ll also be offering sculpted reliefs. Reliefs will come mounted on ready-to-hang wooden plaques, and will approximately the same size and height as the mini-busts.
Relief sculptures are $50, but preorder and they’re only $40! And they come with read-to-hang wooded plaques.
A number of folks helpfully pointed out that this site’s old banner was, in point of fact, a painting. And just maybe, for a site called “JFSculpts,” it’d be more fitting to present a sculpture. And to these folks I’d usually say “You’re not my real dad!”
But they were right. (Not about being my dad, but about the painting thing.)
So I made a new banner incorporating myself (far right) and Gussy, Big Jerk of a Little Bear (far left) on a glowy banner.
First the sculptures, which were reliefs done in Sculpey Firm and Sculpey III. They were then primed:
Then, incorporating a trick from the opening titles of John Carpenter’s THE THING, I cut out banner letters and placed them in from of a glowing surface:
(That’s my computer monitor.)
Everything was photographed separately, then I put it all together in Photoshop, and here we are.
The BOSTON COMIC CON is coming up this weekend, the 8-10th, and I’ll be there. And I’ll be taking commissions for and producing mini-busts right there at the con. Mini-busts are $40 each, and if you’d like to get on the commission list early, send me an email at email@example.com. Mini-busts are approximately 1/6th scale (about 3″ in height), made of durable gray polymer clay and epoxy. Each will be sent home with you bubble-wrapped and boxed.
I’m sharing a table with the incomparable Sean Downey, and maybe we’ll be ready to talk about our upcoming secret project (I’ve said too much!).
Below are some examples of the kinds of mini-busts that I’ll be making. You pick the character, you pick the style!
I’m taking a break from sculpting this week to act as Visual Notetaker at Singularity University in California. It’s been an amazing experience listening to, learning from, and drawing some of the best thinkers on the planet.
(I don’t think the back of my head is as pointy as it appears above.)