Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Here is the final stage in the creation of the Terracotta Warrior sculpture for the Martial Arts History Museum. I created the straps for the Warrior's bronze armor out of little foam strips and hot glued them on, as well as sticking in all of the little rivets, which were just brass fasteners for scripts. The primer coat was a mix of grey latex interior paint mixed with Hotwire Foam Factories' Foam Coat and a little bit of their Grit texturizer to protect and seal it. I then airbrushed and sponged on several layers of acrylic paint to achieve the aged terra-cotta clay look, and there you have it! All in all, it took 2 1/2 weeks from start to finish. I never worked in this medium before, and never at this scale, but I really had a blast doing it, and can't wait to do more! If you want, you can see this sculpture in person at the Martial Arts History Museum, 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, Ca.