Saturday, September 24, 2011
I'm a big fan of Sculpture and good wildlife art. Anyone interested in that should definitely look to the work of Rembrandt Bugatti, Antoine Barye,Fremiet (sp?), Ken Bunn, Bart Walters, Jonathan Kenworthy, David Derrick, etc. There are a lot of badasses out there! I wish I had time for more sculpture, it's particularly fun to drag the materials out to the zoo and work from life. I started this piece at the zoo and then worked on it from home based on drawings and photos. It is sculpted out of an oil based clay so I don't have to worry about it drying out while I'm working. It was just practice to improve my big cat drawings but I'd love to do a finished full figure in bronze some day.
By the way, I'm sure I don't have to mention how endangered Tigers are in the wild. Go check out the WWF page on tigers to find out more about their plight and efforts to save them from extinction! See, even Leonardo DiCaprio thinks conservation is cool! :)
Other artists that think conservation is cool-