Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Belasco sculpts too!

Well i didn't let any grass grow under my feet between posts, did I? I thought while this is all fresh and new for me, i'd post some things I've been working on recently. This is a new sculpture I've just started. I've really been on a roll lately with the sculptures. In the past, I'd do one or two and not touch the clay for a year or so. But over the last few months, I've averaged about one every couple of weeks. Anyway, this newest one is sort of inspired by that really hot picture of Tookie Williams from the 70s that was circulated shortly before his execution. I usually start with a sketch of the sculpture I have in mind and do several views of it. Then I begin sculpting by making a wire armarture covered in tin foil that I then begin applying super sculpty clay too. Its a polymer clay that fires hard in a regular convection oven. A wonderful product! Anyway, I've included images of my original sketch and where I am in the process of sculpting. Enjoy!

My first entry

Welcome to the Belasco Comix blog spot. In lieu of an actual website...(it's cummin', it's cummin'!) I decided to set this up as a way for my fans to get at me, as it were. My last try at having a website, while nicely done, really didn't work for me and was ultimately a frustrating experience. So until I rethink exactly what I want from a site, I'll use this space to post rough sketches, pieces of art in progress and whatever else that crosses my mind that I think you guys might be interested in. Occasionally, I will offer limited edition self published books for sale. I'm always drawing and creating but the business of publishing all the artwork takes time. Hopefully having the input and inspiration from you all will help me get my act together. Anyway, thanks for checkin' me out and be sure to cum back now, y'hear?