Sculpting Death in Plastic

Most of you probably know that I’ve been looking forward to taking the Ecorche class as long as I’ve know it was part of the curriculum at NYAA. I spent both days this weekend working on it and I still haven’t finished the axial skeleton. It is a lot of work.

At this point it looks an awful lot like sculpting the international symbol for death. There is something weird and wrong about creating death in a light-green plastic-like substance. Or perhaps it is all too appropriate, I’m not sure which.

Anyhow, as you can see, I’m pretty far along with the skull, ribcage and pelvis but the bones of the legs are just sketched in. Once the skeletal structure is finished, however, the muscles should go on pretty smoothly (at least that’s my hope).

Ecorche in Progress

I just wish he’d stop grinning at me…

– Jeremy







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