MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/tgsavelsculpture
Hi, I'm Tom. I am a healthcare professional during the day and a clay figurative sculptor the rest of the time.
I create almost all my pieces from a series of photos. Many of the photos that I have used to create my art have been from the website posespace.com - but there are so many poses that they, unfortunately, don't have. I am always inspired by new and creative poses. I use a water based clay, and my studio is my home.
Each of my figure sculptures are approximately 1 - 2 feet tall, and take about 20 - 30 hours of work (that's why I use photos....I'd never make a model sit for THAT long...LOL)
Once I complete a piece, I like to share it by creating a video of it, and then putting it on YouTube. If you'd like, you can view the videos from the link at the top of my profile.
A session for a sculpture takes about an hour to an hour and a half. It's a simple shoot... (no makeup needed, etc).
We'll try a few different poses / props / drapery - finding the one pose that has the elusive "it" factor - and really fits with the model.
You'll then hold the pose(s) for the photo shoot - about 5 to 10 minutes. To simplify the process of taking photos of your pose from about 25-30 different angles, I use a custom-made rotating platform (essentially a very large Lazy Susan).
Then, I'll take some some basic measurements of you with a ruler (e.g., length of arm, leg, head) - the only relatively boring part (and I only need to take them once....phew!)
As my pieces are classic figure sculptures - with the goal of representing the form and pose as accurately as possible - sculpting from artistic nudes with or without drapery is ideal- as it's how I was trained.
But, of course, I'm flexible, and am more than happy to work with models who prefer to wear some clothing. It's ideal if the clothing is small, neutral, and form fitting- covering but not distorting (e.g., American Apparel style) - so I can easily see the contours (skin folds, muscle definition, etc.) of the body - to sculpt it accurately.
I look forward to finding a creative model in the Atlanta area - to photograph - to help me create new and amazing clay figure sculptures. To be my go-to model.
If you're interested in working with me, just send me a note with your rates and availability. I'm even open to the idea of trading your time for a sculpture - but that's something we'll need to chat about a bit. Oh, and all the photos taken during the shoot are yours if you would like them.
Thanks very much for visiting.... I know how valuable your time is. :)
*Model Mayhem Models I have worked with recently*:
Jess Alternative #2866166 (sculpture photo currently in portfolio)
Meagan Risher #2278872 (sculpture photo currently in portfolio)
Marki Mason #263539 (sculpture photo currently in portfolio)
Alexandria Von Strutter #2778246