To simplify my life this Halloween, I picked a theme (Halloween in the Black Lodge - a Twin Peaks reference) that would not involve a lot of large scale prop building. There would only be one big one. Sounds simple, yes? I mean, I usually build numerous props for a theme, so one should be a breeze.
There's a statue seen in the Red Room/Black Lodge on the series.
A very famous statue.
In fact, one could argue besides David, the Thinker, and Atlas, it's probably the most recognizable sculpture ever made: Venus.
It's one thing to create something from your own imagination, or a symbol known by people. But I mean...it's freakin' Venus. Not only do I have NO experience sculpting humans (the closest I've come is my Witch in the Woods but she was a character, not a realistic sculpt), but I am not a famous master Roman sculptor!
I decided right from the start that I would NOT be aiming to recreate Venus. That would be stupid. And drive me to drink.
Instead, I would aim for generic white sculpture of a woman with Roman qualities.
If you missed my last post, check it out first.
Got it? Good. Now onto my current progress.