Personally I’m not one for selfies but this was a fun little project I sculpted recently for the designers at ManVsMachine. Their client thought a bronze (though it ended more like copper) ‘couple selfie’ would be a cute, tongue-in-cheek Valentine’s day ad. It had to be realistic but read as funny. Getting down to the sculpting, it was actually an interesting exercise in pushing the facial expressions (especially the lips) to borderline caricature, but keeping the portraits grounded in a sort of sculptural realism. My favourite part – them smashing their cheeks together – cartoony but suits the vain couple nicely.
A portrait study from last Friday. I have been seeing so many interesting faces on the street lately it has inspired me to start working through a new series of portraits. Of course I am also outlining the content for my upcoming Digital Portrait Sculpting course, so faces are on my mind right now. There are a couple of higher resolution images below.