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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Morning View

    My days, weeks, months in a nutshell.

    Here's the view that greets me when I sit down to sculpt. I usually have between 30 and 50 figures in various stages of completion. Probably a product of adult Attention Deficit Disorder, self-diagnosed, of course. Some of these figures will never be completed, but most will eventually be rotated into the front row where the lucky winners reside.

    And the view when I sit at the computer to post, check orders and answer email. These are the lucky winners. I sit them in front of me so I can see what progress has been made. It's a little disappointing when I finally do get enough for a master mold and have to send them off. But slowly the ranks fill out with new work, making room to start more of the ideas bouncing around in my head.

    The problem I've had since I started sculpting miniatures has been that everything I see on TV or read becomes fodder. I start mentally working through the problems of sculpting the subject. The next step that naturally follows is, "How do I make money from this idea?" I've come to the realization that it's OK to not complete everything and not everything has to become a finished miniature cast in metal. Sometimes the whole lesson is working through one part of the piece. Or maybe it's that the idea really sucks and shouldn't be pursued along those lines. It's all part of my creative process and it's all good, even when I rip a figure from the stopper and throw it in the garbage. One just has to keep the momentum going, building on previous successes and learning from past mistakes.


Joseph Byrd said...

So True!
I have more than a few models that have been trashed over the years. This is the process, you build things to see if they can be built...lol.

If you think you can fool yourself into believing that the model is going to look like what you want it to be...it just might get completed, but that does not guarantee that it will be produced, or re-sculpted!

Byron: Converted Re-sculpt...
Shelly: Total Re-sculpt!

Good post Roddie!

Jay said...

Wise words: no cause...no effect. I enjoy viewing, buying, painting, and using your minis. Keep up the good work, Sir!