This is an example of working in clay. I ran a weekend for novice sculptors in the middle of some woodland. The peacefulness of the trees helps to focus on the subject.
This model was cast in fibreglass.
This wonderful man has a lively inquisitive sense of humour.
What he did not know was that his family had commissioned this portrait as a present.
Catching his features and without him noticing was, therefore, a little tricky. Fortunately his grandchildren came to my rescue. I would tell them what I needed to study and they and created some video samples while he talked with them.
This photograph was taken as his character started to take shape.© Copyright 2002 – 2015 Nicola Strong. All rights reserved. See terms and conditions