Why did you not pursue an acting career ,or a career as a comedian and if you where not an artist what would you have done . Ps any tips for getting better at sculpting organic looking faces and wrinkles .
$200 to sculpt a life-size Statue of Liberty!!! Choked on a mouthful of an apple slice when I heard that one!
Hey Jordu. Had to comment about that sculpture...so fucking cool. It has a Shiflett Brothers vibe to it (homage maybe?). I don't think I've seen you do looser work before. Anyway, it's superb.
If you still have this lying around your studio and ever want to get rid of it, maybe we can do an art trade...?
man that is krazy about no credit on batman v superman.FUCKERS .....Makes me think of working with Todd McFarlane.He's not a bad guy .just,people around him made him feel like should look like you did everything.we would come up with krazy Kool shit .and art director people would be like. oh, that's nice. we should let Todd see it .but,would act like it was them .SCUM !!!The Vaseline thing is a Dan Platt thing .One of the best ever .LOVE you're shit .Hope you like the bust I gave you .Vampire sickness .ALL THE BEST TO YOU .
Oh Hell yes, we made the audio-blog!! Jordu you are the sculpey freaking king if we're affecting anything you do it's just humbling. Yes we do like to bake in stages and we will sand and carve and all that in between bakes and possibly even primer so that we can see the 'true surface'and what is really going on with the piece.
Danny, trivially we made the armature for that barbarian up there , it was for our sculpting panel at Monsterpalooza but when the word came down that Jordu needed armature wire, we were there. I love that story. #monsterpalooza
Hey Jordu! Just to let you know i was on "the" course at "the" school last November and i dont hate you lol
Awesome Jordu! You're a great storyteller, you should use that more, you need a show like Henson's Storyteller that you host and narrate plus design all the creatures. Keep up the great work on this audioblog man, always super entertaining!
I've always thought this should be an audio/ video blog. I check every day for a new one to be posted, and just when I give up looking, a new one usually gets posted. Thanks for recording these.
I love the 99% alcohol on Super Scupley, been using it for years. I love the way it blends harder lines into a sweet organic looking folds or wrinkles. One of the reasons I dig working with Sculpey, I find my overall work looks a lot better :) besides the freelance stories, I love the tips you give on sculpting in the different mediums, I'm an old (fart) Super Sculpey guy and now I'm trying to get a better handle on WED. Just downloaded your class on bust work from Stan Winston School and am looking forward to watching.
I didn't have a lot of time working on some deadline jobs that was piling up so I didn't get to listen to the last couple of the podcasts. My girl did and she was like: You must listen to this!
Well, what can I say? It blew me away not only that you checked my work out "live" but the kind things you said, and to top it: you are "flattered" for I listen to the blog?! My God! Jordu, you are one of my icons and favorite artists! Of course I listen to the damn blog! Never in a million years I would think that someone with your abilities and artistic eye would like my work so much. Thank YOU so very much! It means the world to me!
Since then some people also contacted me who were listening to the blog and checked my work out and liked it.
Thank you Sir! Thank you!
Best. Jingle. Yet. I found the jingle so hilarious and well done! It makes me want to sculpt a mime and ugly woman haha. Thanks again for the wonderful free entertainment!
Another wonderful blog. That sucks so much you do not have a credit on Batman v Superman :( have you watched the movie yet? I have twice now and I got to say I enjoyed the hell out of it although I was worried when you said how your ideas and design for Doomsday were not used but upon listening to this blog to here you say they did use your designs with a little tweeking has made me very happy what did you think to the finished creature and are you able to show your designs for it yet as I am dying to see them.
Also please for the love of god come back here to the uk it is such a shame that you are now not on good terms with the organizers of the Prosthetics Event, I was hoping so much you would be back as Birmingham is not to far from where I live, I really hope you might be returning to teach a class again over here maybe with Andrew Sinclair at the Sculpture School?, it is so cool you are friends with Stuart Bray I haven't had the chance to meet him in person yet but he always answers any questions and problems I have to do with sculpting/mould making and I think of him in the highest regard and respect as an artist.
I have got to mention that to hear you talk about working at Stan Winston Studios in 1989 the golden eara for the studio on Predator 2 was pure heaven to me Predator is and will always be my joint number 1 favourite film of all time with Alien and to hear you talk about the movie and how excited you were to see the moulds and suits from the first film was an absolute joy for me, I can only imagine the sheer anticipation you had at the time to see things that you truly loved and admired, as I wish I could have the chance to have seen what you have.
One last thing I know I have gone on a bit hear but I thought this would be worth mentioning how life leads you along strange paths at times, my love for monsters and sculpture lead me to working freelance for the most brief of periods at a piece of shit so called prop making workshop where as you said they wanted you to work till you dropped a total bullshit work mentality I agree with you it should not be that way just because you have not worked for 24 hours straight had not had sleep (probably shit in you pants) because there is no time to go to the toilet whilst being at work does not mean you are not as dedicated as the next guy, so realizing that being a freelance artist may not be right for me I worked as a mould maker for just over a year making mould for small scale models that was pretty cool, but being made redundant from that job....well that sucked let me tell you, however life seems to have now lead me to work at the hospital in my home town in the operating theatre department man I have seen some interesting things....and I can honestly say it is pretty wonderful helping people.
Anyway I guess I kind of went off at a tangent there sorry dude, keep the blobs coming they make life so much richer for me and the other artisans who love to hear your tales.
Take care and look after yourself, your buddy from across the pond.
Another great blog. Got to listen to it on my down to Wildwood NJ. Keep doing the sculpting tips, always helpful.
Do we know the exact details of this ill fated uk trip? Was it told on a blog I missed?
The Shifletts are sculpey gods, their tips about rebaking, vaseline, cloth covered floral wire, and using plumber's epoxy are all huge problem solving game changers. Their forum got me into this hobby (may it rest in peace).
I like how this blog has some mainstays now.
5. Pure insanity
Keep em coming!
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