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Clay Jams - Cannibal Bunnies - Mojave Mug 2012 - pg. 85
TravelingJones
  

Joined: Mar 11, 2006
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2010-05-05 03:25 am   Permalink

BRAVO!

 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2010-05-05 04:03 am   Permalink

That's pretty damn cool!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posts: 5048
Posted: 2010-05-05 07:54 am   Permalink

I swear that snake was looking right at me and its intentions were not good. Perfect is not even good enough to describe these creations. Wendy

ps I just love seeing into your studio, my dream place
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7595
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-05-05 09:00 am   Permalink

COBRA KING!
the eyes look so real!
Above and Beyond,Babs!
no stopping you,my friend!
the realism on this one is incredible!


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-05-05 10:24 am   Permalink

Yay Babs!!

 
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TikiDaye
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Joined: Mar 26, 2010
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From: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posted: 2010-05-05 10:46 am   Permalink

Absolutely incredible! You are a master... Thanks for sharing your process, both thought process and creative process, on these cobras. Sometimes I feel as if you pros just magically create everything dead-on crazy perfect every time you touch something It's encouraging to know you are still experimenting/perfecting as you go... but I guess that's what true art is all about, right?

One question as I was reading through your cobra process: What do you mean by sculpting a 'casting'? You tried out three different styles from castings you made of the first mold after wiping away the details... what exactly is this 'casting'? Thanks!

Peace,
Jason <><


 
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blacksandz
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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From: Western NY
Posted: 2010-05-05 2:42 pm   Permalink

ssssssssssssssssssssSENSATIONAL!!!


 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1549
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-05-05 3:03 pm   Permalink

I've run out of the appropriate words to describe your superlative art long ago, so I will go back to basics (Oh yeah, that Cobra thingie is all right...ga-ga goo-goo weee!)

Thanks for posting Mr. Babalu! G
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-05-05 4:36 pm   Permalink

Great stuff Babs!

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2857
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-05-06 4:52 pm   Permalink

I was doing a little late night carving last week and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw your mug on tv:


craig-ferguson-officially-has-the-most-badass-mug-in-the-history



You should do a run of those next. Out there somewhere, there are probably as many Craig Ferguson fans as there are fans of the Cobra fang mugs.
Here's where I razz you after all those others told you how great you are: I think you need to find a faster way to make the scales. A pile of plaster and 3 broken mugs in over a months time ain't much output. You should talk to Squid about how he does it; he seems to manage to put out a lot of product on a consistent basis.


Buzzy Out!





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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-05-06 6:12 pm   Permalink

Hey thank you all for chiming in!!

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You should do a run of those next. Out there somewhere, there are probably as many Craig Ferguson fans as there are fans of the Cobra fang mugs.
Here's where I razz you after all those others told you how great you are: I think you need to find a faster way to make the scales. A pile of plaster and 3 broken mugs in over a months time ain't much output. You should talk to Squid about how he does it; he seems to manage to put out a lot of product on a consistent basis.

Buzzy Out!




And Buzzy, its always a pleasure to have you grace my thread with your presence. I think everyone should own one of those snake mugs that Craig Freguson has...in fact, everyone most likely can as there is probably a million of those mugs headed this way on a boat from China right now. Craig Freguson better act quick if he wants one of my Cobra mugs...I'm only going to make 30 or 40 of them before I throw out these new molds. Yes, Squid does work very fast...I've been trying to teach him the art of driveway standing, but he just doesn't get it. Don't worry about Babalu brother Buzz...he works as fast as he needs to.

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Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2010-05-10 9:14 pm   Permalink

Way cool cobras you got there, sir! Nice detail work on the scales. Now you know just how many scales a cobra has!
Bum deal about the cracked one.

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Babalu
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Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Posts: 2505
From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-05-12 10:22 am   Permalink

Mad Doggie - your muggy fired out fine...you want me to mail him out to you, or you planning a drive by?

leleliz - Why thank you for you nice comment...that's very kind.

Mashuka - YEAH!

JONEsEY!! - Glad you like'um...the brown one in below pics is yours brother.

Thank you Swizzle...I should have several more done soon.

Wendy - Thanks kid...you and Dan need to come down and see the studio...You should stop by when your down for Oasis.

LLT - Thanks buddy. I'm planning on putting the final touches on our platter done for the show/sale the at Oasis if that's cool?

GROG - Yay GROG!!!

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Absolutely incredible! You are a master... Thanks for sharing your process, both thought process and creative process, on these cobras. Sometimes I feel as if you pros just magically create everything dead-on crazy perfect every time you touch something It's encouraging to know you are still experimenting/perfecting as you go... but I guess that's what true art is all about, right?

One question as I was reading through your cobra process: What do you mean by sculpting a 'casting'? You tried out three different styles from castings you made of the first mold after wiping away the details... what exactly is this 'casting'? Thanks!




Thanks Jason - A casting is what you would get after pouring slip (liquid clay) in to a plaster mold. My first attempts at this Cobra mugs plaster master mold were unsuccessful in that I lost quite a bit of the detail from the original sculpt in the mold. So as a quick fix...I wiped clean all trace of the scales from the bad castings and re-carved them back in...a little better look I think too. I spent some time reworking the master sculpt (scales and such), and have since re-done a few new molds on it...it looks like they will be fine. They are drying out now...



And yes...In my opinion, if any artist, at what ever level of experience in their chosen craft, never produces something they are not happy with, or might consider unsuccessful, they are not trying hard enough. We learn from our failures in art, and in every other aspect of life as well.

Mike - Hope you can make it to Lake George this year. Thanks man...

G - ga-ga goo-goo weee! - should be the name of a band

Hank - Thanks for popping in brother.

Buzzy - I think your new mug fired out nicely - good job. Now, go polish your log

Sir B - I've got some work ahead of me if I ever even want to think about giving you a 'what fer' - you the boss... Hey, I have your clay over here ready for pick up.

Okay, on with things...I have lots happening over here...helping Master Squids with a few things, and getting ready for Lake George and Oasis, but here are those replacement snakes all done...they turned out fine this time around











more soon...

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Tobor64
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Joined: Jul 13, 2009
Posts: 402
From: Burbank, CA.
Posted: 2010-05-12 10:45 am   Permalink

Man, Babs, those are beautiful. WANT!!

 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1155
From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-05-12 4:04 pm   Permalink

Fantastic.

 
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