After many attempts at translating this sketch to a sculpture, finally some success.
This sketch was from around 2010. Between that time and now, I attempted to create sculptures in clay, with complex armatures, various attempts using paper mache and paper strips bonded to thin wires to build up the form. Also made attempts at using a combination of paper pulp and resin formulations. None were able to get the accuracy, detail and structural stability that is possible today. I have improved my knowledge of 3D modeling and sculpting techniques, and learned 3D printing techniques using cured resin. Now it is finally achieving its intended look and form as depicted in the sketch.
|15cm tall final print, includes stand
|3d print, direct comparison to sketch printout
|prototype shapes in back form the stand
This was only the first printing of this sculpture, and so far it was a very successful result. The stand design is experimental, and may be changed to a simpler concept. As for realizing a complex composition of interwoven shapes, it may not have been possible using any other method in the past. Not to mention the consistent quality and potential for multiple copies to be produced.