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« Reply #255 on: December 25, 2016, 03:36:38 PM »
Just wanted to wish you all a very very Merry Christmas indeed!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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« Reply #256 on: December 27, 2016, 10:28:22 AM »
Thank you! Same to you!

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« Reply #257 on: December 31, 2016, 02:19:28 PM »
What will be my last sculpture of 2016, this sodden and repugnant year.
Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln from Spielberg’s marvellous biopic “Lincoln”





Thank you for welcoming the bits and pieces I've made this year. Its been a pleasure.
I wish you all a safe and bright new year.

"With malice toward none, with charity for all."

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« Reply #258 on: January 08, 2017, 11:18:54 AM »
And so a very Happy New Year to you all! I hope you saw it in with style!

January is an exhausting month for the family because there's a whole cluster of birthdays that occur in it.
My young cousin who I make my Wallace & Gromit pieces for Christmas is one that has a January birthday, so it usually falls to me to once again make something for her.
Obviously I don't mind in the slightest and it is a joy to make something for her.
But still...so close to Christmas!

Anyway, she is a keen reader and dreams of being a writer (don't we all?) and loves the books of David Walliams, who was once part of the comedy duo who made Little Britain (with Matt Lucas).
Recently he has made a new life for himself as a children's author, sort of taking up the mantle of Roald Dahl in a way, writing nasty and funny but poignant stories for kids. He even has them illustrated by longtime Dahl collaborator Quentin Blake.

I decided to make her a little display of the character Mr Stink, who was a tramp who in secret was some multi-millionaire apparently. I don't recall.
For me, the main challenge, and so therefore appeal was the idea of sculpting a Quentin Blake illustration. This is challenging because Blake's style is extremely loose and verges on scribbly.
So here it is, in a box frame, along with his little dog The Duchess.

It was great fun to put together, and I hope she likes it!
I hope you do too!



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« Reply #259 on: January 08, 2017, 12:13:33 PM »
Today marks not only my cousin's 11th Birthday, but also what would have been David Bowie's 70th.
So here's something I finished off in the last bits of 2016 and the first of 2017.

Based on Bowie's final photoshoot with his longtime collaborator Jimmy King.

Positively my last Bowie for a long time I think.




Very happy with how it has come out and feel happy with it being my last for a while.
Hope you like him!

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« Reply #260 on: January 11, 2017, 09:57:34 PM »
they are both wonderful!

Your cousin is very lucky!

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« Reply #261 on: January 21, 2017, 07:25:10 PM »
Fantastic work James, very inspirational, doubt I will ever reach your standard, but very very impressive to see. Thanks for sharing :)

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« Reply #262 on: January 30, 2017, 03:49:35 PM »
Fantastic work James, very inspirational, doubt I will ever reach your standard, but very very impressive to see. Thanks for sharing :)

Thank you very much indeed. I don't rate my work particularly highly. People often say things like "Don't you get creeped out by them at night" etc etc. I don't of course, all I see is the imperfections and the flaws and instead of creeping me out, they frustrate me!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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« Reply #263 on: January 30, 2017, 03:52:10 PM »
So a couple little updates.
I really love the actor Peter Cushing and I sculpted him several years ago on a couple occasions and wasn't terribly pleased with them, so I felt I needed to correct this.






I'm pretty happy with this I have to say, although I do feel it lost something after I painted and added colour to it. But there you go.

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« Reply #264 on: January 30, 2017, 03:55:31 PM »
My work partner recently moved into a new place with his wife and I wanted to make something for him as a house warming gift.
I am yet to give it to him, but he won't see it here so why not!

We're both very big fans of David Lynch and indeed are inspired by him in our radio drama work.




Even made him a little display box reflecting the Other Place from Twin Peaks, which I can not wait for!

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« Reply #265 on: January 30, 2017, 03:58:13 PM »
And finally I was really upset by the passing of Sir John Hurt the other day, and indeed the day was spent sculpting him as I felt a compulsion to do so.
I think it turned out rather nicely and I'm rather proud of it.





Hope you like him!

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« Reply #266 on: January 30, 2017, 06:25:03 PM »
Great tribute to a great man James, excellent work. I first remember watch John in Quentin Crisp when I was a teen, fantastic acting, folowed his career closely ever since. His Dr Who was amazing.

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« Reply #267 on: January 30, 2017, 09:42:11 PM »
Fabulous work as usual. Peter Cushing was also one of my favourite actors and from an article I read he was a true gentleman, and a gentle soul.  I also saw The Naked Civil Servant in which Mr. Hurt played probably his best role. But I took a house work tip from him (Quentin Crisp) that 'after four years dust doesn't get any worse', and the final line when two kids try to blackmail him he says 'you can't touch me, I am one of the stately homos of England'. Just brilliant.

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« Reply #268 on: March 17, 2017, 06:42:46 PM »
Great tribute to a great man James, excellent work. I first remember watch John in Quentin Crisp when I was a teen, fantastic acting, folowed his career closely ever since. His Dr Who was amazing.

Thank you very much! There's a lovely quote from Crisp regarding Hurt which always made me laugh.
"I told Mr Hurt it was difficult for actors to play victims, but he has specialised in victims. And when he stopped playing me, he played Caligula, which was only me in a sheet. Then he played the Elephant Man, which was only me with a paper bag over my head.”
He was wonderful in Doctor Who. He will be greatly missed, and there's something like four more films yet to be released which he starred in. So so prolific.

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« Reply #269 on: March 17, 2017, 06:45:04 PM »
Fabulous work as usual. Peter Cushing was also one of my favourite actors and from an article I read he was a true gentleman, and a gentle soul.  I also saw The Naked Civil Servant in which Mr. Hurt played probably his best role. But I took a house work tip from him (Quentin Crisp) that 'after four years dust doesn't get any worse', and the final line when two kids try to blackmail him he says 'you can't touch me, I am one of the stately homos of England'. Just brilliant.

Thank you very much indeed. I love Peter Cushing and think he was such a lovely chap. Gentle is the word, I wanted to reflect that in my sculpture. I feel it's good, but not quite there and I am sure I will return to him soon.
And Hurt was just incredible in everything he did. A fine, fine career.