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Presenting Albert Einstein.

 
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J D



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: Presenting Albert Einstein. Reply with quote

I have always been fascinated by this famous picture of Albert Einstein taken by photographer Arthur Sasse in 1951 and I decided to try to make a relief using it as a model. Although not completely finished, at this point Iím getting very close to where I was hoping to get.

Waiting for your comments and suggestions before I continue with the subsequent steps of finishing, molding and casting.

Thanks,

Jean.


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Roger Andrews



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jean,

Welcome to the forum, it looks pretty well finished to me. You could try stippling the skin but not necessary. I look forward to seeing the molded and cast finished piece.

Good work
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J D



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your comments Roger. Since english is not my mother tongue I had to look in a dictionary for the word stippling and I think your refering to a technique I'm absolutely not familiar with. I remember reading something that Heida posted about giving a texture to skin using an orange peal and I guess you are suggesting I do something like that to Albert which I think would be something interesting to try. Would you apply this skin stippling to the hole face or only to some parts of the face ?

By the way, I have visited you site and I keep looking at your Sandra Bullock work and find it to be great work that is very inspiring.

Thanks for showing your work. Thanks for sharing.

Jean.
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Tamara



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jean,

Your Albert sculpt looks wonderful! The face is right on and the hair is fantastic- all the flips and curls in the right place for balance and effect. I really, really like this one and thanks for sharing.

Regarding texture, I was wondering if some texture to the tongue would be good? And what about a line or two on the tongue for realism? Maybe some others can comment to see what they think about texturing the tongue rather than having it smooth.

The only other little tid bit to add is concerning the tie. It's only a preference thing but I think Albert looks cute with the tie and the formal attire contrasts so nicely with his fly away hair. The lack of it kind of makes his shirt area kind of plain looking but this cause one to look at the face, so that is good.

~Tamara
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Heidi Maiers
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! I love this relief. What do you plan to cast him in?
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Rob Hendriks



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jean,

Glad someone is joining the forum who likes to make reliefs.Your portrait has a good alikeness,and you have a beautiful site.I'am also struggling with Engrish- a good online dictionary I found is ;

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

Rob
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J D



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tamara,

Adding texture on the tongue is definitely something I will try . I have been looking at my own tongue in a mirror (nobody else was looking) and found it not to be so easy to replicate in clay but I will work at it because it will be a definite plus for realism.

About the tie, I don't know yet what I'm going to do. My first thought was to engrave an Einstein philosophical citation on the right section of the scarf and leave the rest of the suit and scarf unfinished.

If still have to give it some thought.


Hello Heidi,

Initially, I thought that if the final result was good I could have had Albert casted in bronze ( it would have been the first time ) and I would have put it on sale but after having done some research on copyright of the Einstein image I changed my mind . I will have a bronze cold cast made of Albert and keep it for myself.


Hey Rob,

You are right. This forum is not only great to learn about sculpting it's also a great place to learn English. I have to work hard at both. Thanks for the dictionary link.


Jean.
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J D



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... with some texture to the tongue and to the skin.

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J D



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to mold ...

Using rebound 25 silicone rubber compound from Smooth-On
more to come .


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J D



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and here is the final result. This is my first bronze. I'm happy with bronze itself but not so sure about the patina ??? Anyway, that`s it for this one. Time to move to something new Smile

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Brad



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jean, Great relief! I really like the texture of the hair and skin... it echoes the grain of the original photo, especially in bronze, looks great!
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Lance Jacobson



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a set of busts for an animatronic display AT fLORIDA pOWER AND Light ,its the power co. her ein Jacksonville Florida ,they have a childrens learning center there .The 3 busts talk to you and teach you about electricity. here are a few pics of the einstein part of it.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the sculpt

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