Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ezra bust sculpture

 I've been sculpting a bust of Ezra my favorite hitchhiking ghosts from the haunted mansion. Although I've always been a huge fan of Blaine Gibson's original sculpture there is obviously a lot of visible shorthand in the paint job as the sculpt is not as textured and detailed as you would think. So much in fact that Disney  recently created new sculpts of the ghostly trio's dapper mugs when they gave the famous hitch hikers a modern day make over. (As seen here)
Now don't think that I'm doing Blaine a disservice by saying his original is not all that detailed. They were exactly as detailed as he want'ed them to be especially when you remember that the Ezra Head is used many times throughout the attraction. You need only look at a pop up ghost or the fabled hat box ghost to appreciate the flexibly of the original He made so many years ago.
My goal is not to make an exact replica the original but to make something that can capture the look and feel of the original while being a piece that can stand on it's own.

Here's how it's going so far.

This was the first stage. 
I mostly had everything down and artistically it's close to where I would consider it finished a few years ago.

Stage 2
 A Lot more detail but It feels off. By this point I decided I should sleep on it and come back with a fresh pair of eyes.

Stage 3
Bleck! stage 2 had some serious derpy-ness going on.
I had to cut out the eyes with a craft razor and re-sculpt the lower jaw. 

Stage 4
A lot of little tweaks this time. I added the eye's and I fleshed out the neck and brow. I'm fairly happy with how it's turning out.

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