A new venture into hand-made lifelike models of whales. I have completed two Sperm Whales and created new stands with possible acrylic rods as opposed to metal coper piping.
I read Moby Dick a short while ago. I guess that was the initial spark to create a life-like model of a fascinating giant beast that eats squid from the dark depths of the ocean.
These whales have quite a unique body shape, a very large head and toothed mouth, but somehow it looks quite odd and you wonder how it gets about. Each whale has unique body scars, so it was quite challenging to achieve an aesthetic-looking finish. In order to give the whales a more realistic appearance, the whales have many coats of paint, mediums to give the skin a more life-like finish.
Medium Used: Wood, metal, fiber glass, plaster, acrylics, acrylic mediums, resin, plaster, panel