Monday, January 4, 2010

Kennedy Space Center figures

Back in '99 I had the pleasure of sculpting two life size Astronauts for the Kennedy Space Center.

That's my pal Batch on the left. He's getting figure one ready for paint while I ham it up. I carved these figures out of urethane foam, they were then molded and cast in FRP. I like to see how much detail I can get in foam.

Figure02 ready for paint.

I love wrinkles. It's fun to try to capture them in a natural way.

Just before this project started I was on vacation in Houston. I went to the Space Center there and got some great reference shots of actual astronaut gear. I'm a total dork over the American Space program. Total dork.

Part two coming soon!