I've done a number of sun faces, from Twisty to Baby Steampunk Sunface and Minisun, moon faces, combinations like Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and variations called all sorts of eclipses, from the simple Eclipse to Eclectic Eclipse to Ecstatic Eclipse. And even that does not name all of them. So what happened? Did I feel I didn't have enough? Don't know, but here we go again! Relatively Gender unspecific so far, but this might be Brother Moon, Sister Sun. Stay tuned.
This is the first cast of SunMoon on August 4, 2013
This first cast is Metallic Pearl White over Aquamarine and Blue Topaz.
Day 3 Model Complete
End of day 2, July 2, 2013
Plaster Model at Day 1, June 28, 2013
February 9, 2012. The reworked sunface known as Sultry Sunface was given the Eclipse moon to be molded into a new piece titled Ecstatic Eclipse
Or was that make it steam, punk!
The Psychic Owl quite unintentionally had a certain Steampunk look to it. This was my first effort at doing it intentionally: Steampunk Sunface. Carved plaster shown here.
And first casting here.
Basically done in one day. The freedom that not following a line drawing gives me is not only liberating and just plain fun, but twice it has surprised me at the speed at which these models have been completed. I am on the lookout for an ever more ambitious subject and size.
Cast Stone processed with Peridot and other metallics over black and Burgundy.
Once again, the shape this sunface will be based on was created in Adobe Illustrator. Here is a screen capture of the vector-based shape in Illustrator.
And the usual step 1, which is to transfer this pattern to a plaster blank.
At 3 3/4" radius, I probed the limits of my capacity, based on vision, tools and material, for intricacy.