So here is Vampira, aka Maila Nurmi, all finished! I am pretty happy with her, although taking the photos I realized how disproportionately large her head is to her body, but oh well. This was a really fun sculpture, if anyone has a commission idea like this, I would love to do more!

 I had to do one black and white...since..that's how she was.

 her sleeves are magically blowing in the wind, permanently...

(above - left = after curling, right = before)

Her hair was a special project - the hair I used was straight, black Suri Alpaca hair, so I actually hand-curled her hair a little, since she has that '50s wave goin' on. I used a little alcohol lamp to heat one of my metal sculpting tools, and then curled sections of her hair. It was much trickier than doing the same with a curling iron on a life sized head of hair, so the waves arent perfect, but much more "Vampira"-esque than the previously completely straight hair. But using natural hair fiber is fun, since you can hairspray it and style it just like your own hair (except that it came off of a medium sized camelid)

 also, a special thanks to Mr. Azma for the request to make this, it was a very fun project, thank you!

completely unrelated, but here is a new bigger bust I am working on for Casey Love's class at Korpus School of Art. So fun! Wrinkle town. This is just after the first session, its still super rough...this will progress over the next 8 weeks, hopefully it will turn out well!

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J. A. W. Cooper said...

Wow. Just... wow. This came out so well! (P.S. Love the booty detail shot.)

Jessica Beebe said...

Wow. I really love this Vampira piece. You did a great job capturing the attitude and the whole look and that dress blowing in the wind... I love it.

Fry said...

That is amazing!! She looks more like Vampira than Vampira.