Thursday, May 10, 2007


Here's my latest maquette - I've had some differing opinions given to me about it so far, not as positive as I could have hoped. I'm planning on reworking the thing hanging from her staff - I just got some LEDs in the mail and once I've gotten the proper resistors I can wire an actual light. This is a character from a story I've been working on for several years now - (I'll finish posting the actual narrative on Google Docs shortly - but it's over 166 pages so you probably wouldn't be interested in reading it anyway)

5 comments:

Kathy said...

I love how you continue to experiment with new features in your work! The items dangling from the staff, the texturing and layering in her clothing, the unique hairdo, mushrooms on the ground - fun stuff!

Jed said...

Jon, this stuff is great. Have you ever considered trying to do illustration with your models? I mean, maybe it's just crazy enough to work. Maybe an illustration firm out there would want to have images with your maquettes as illustrations to their stories... of course, that's a lot of work for not a lot of pay.... :P

aintshakespeare said...

This is great. What is her scale? Is the clothing made of cloth, or is it resin? Her expression is priceless; sort of the dumb surprised look of someone whose been asked something that simply doesn't compute, but who's too simple to be embarrassed. Smile on!

The glassy eyes are really impressive. Was any of this painted or is it all the color of the material used?

I'm impressed.

Jonathan Hoffman said...

she's about 14 inches tall - and shes made from variety of polymer clays. I use the caning process to make the iris for they eyes - than glaze them before putting them in (to get the glassy look) The cloth is also polymer clay which i've impressed with texture. There's no paint on this piece, the colors are all from the clay i used.

Angela said...

I love this character, and I love this sculpture. Now that I've read the story, and seen how adorably simple and charming and wide-eyed she is "in real life," it makes the sculpture look even better to me!