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I was fortunate to have the opportunity to begin learning sculpture at Disney from some amazingly talented artists, including Tony Cipriano and Sandra Groeneveld, who had more patience with a newbie than I deserved. (Couldn't locate a site specifically for Tony, but a web search with his name shows that his sculptures are sold all over the world.)

Sculpting is very therapeutic, and I should be doing a lot more of it for that reason...

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This is my first full sculpture. I made this piece in a sculpture workshop at Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is super-sculpey over an aluminum armature, and was painted brown to (roughly) resemble bronze. It was also sprayed with polyurethane.

This piece was also made in a sculpture workshop at Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is red plasticine, and was capturing the pose of the model with a rope over his right shoulder tied to a heavy load.

This piece is my first completely from scratch. It was inspired by an Andrew Loomis figure sketch, which I adapted into this pose. It is intended as a study, and I plan to continue with this piece. Maybe two or three more studies to clarify certain details, and then a finished piece of perhaps 1/4 to 1/3 scale. This study is super-sculpey over an aluminum armature, and was painted with red primer as a test. The plan is to have the finished piece bronzed.

This is my first exaggerated hero sculpture. There are clearly some issues, but overall it was an interesting learning experience (especially pushing pose and musculature). It is super-sculpey over an aluminum armature.

This is my first sculpture with an externally supported armature. It is a figure study and pretty much a classical pose, but the point was to experiment with the external support. I did like the additional stability it provided, but the external support seemed to "get in my way" more than I would have guessed it to. It is super-sculpey over an aluminum armature.

© 2011 Marty Altman

Last updated: August 05, 2011