Sunday, May 13, 2012

Merlin in Wire

I did this wire sculpture of Merlin a few years ago.
Human subjects are usually difficult to balance, two legs aren't enough to hold up a sculpture made out of wire. But the buttom of Merlin's cloak helped to solve the problem.
He is 14" tall, and again I tried to use as little wire as possible in defining this pose.
It is probably not the most ideal angle this was filmed at, right when his face looks the most clear, his right hand moves across the head. It would look better, had the camera been a little higher, but for technical reasons I had to go with this angle.

I am looking forward to doing a Madame Mim sculpture.
She will be a challenge in terms of balance, unless I do the pose when she is sitting down, holding Wart (as a bird)……hmmmm….




27 comments:

  1. Another great wire piece! Thanks for sharing Andreas!

    Being so delicate, how do you go about storing these wire pieces? Since they're relatively small, do you keep them on a shelf and display them at home, or do you put them in some kind of storage space?

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  2. That looks incredible! I'm looking forward to seeing Madame Mim!

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  3. Truly inspiring, as always.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Oh man these wire models are great!

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  6. I love wire sculptures. Wonderful! Thanks, Andreas!

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  7. Amazing Andreas, thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow! I was under the impression that this would only look good from one or two angles, but it's really very dynamic from any view. I love the very distinct Milk Kahl arms and hands that you captured. Good luck with Madame Mim!

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  9. This is so cool. I love how strong the pose! Especially because you used such little wire.

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  10. Here's a challenge: Create Madame Medusa in wire sculpture! ;)

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    1. It's been done, by Milt himself.
      Maybe I'll try my own version.

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  11. Your wire sculptures never fail to put a smile on my face :D Keep 'em coming!

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  12. This is utterly phenomenal! I love the pose. Can't wait to see Mim down the road sometime!

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  13. Will you ever post some of the sculptures Milt Kahl did? i'm sure we'd all love to see them!

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    1. I showed a few photos of Milt's sculptures in a previous post.
      Other than that I don't have access to whatever remains of his wire art.

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  14. WOOOW ! this is Simply awesome !
    lookin' forward to see Madame Mim :)

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  15. What amazes me the most about this Mr. Dejas, is the fact that every perspective you look at this sculpture from is just how merlin would be drawn. Do you sketch these wire sculptures out before you work on them, or do you just work out the sculpture itself and let things play out as you work on them?

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    1. Good question. I usually sketch the design of the head on paper first. After I sculpted the head I improvise with the rest.

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  16. Wow!!!!!! That wire Merlin was great! Geez, if only wire wasn't so crushable!

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  17. Hi Andreas, what type of wire do you use for your sculptures? And tools of any kind?

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