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African Male Lion life-size - Bust / Head-Study

Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture
edition size: 50

Sculptor - Caesar Yanez works on the African lion's mane
The Lion's Mane takes form...

Here I am pictured brushing on molten clay onto the bubble wrap. The first coat is the foundation. Later I will create negative space by adding strands of clay, to create hair... (next session).

Definition will also be created by using a sharp pointed tool to puncture some of the bubbles underneath the layer of clay. This will help me create the shadows and highlight.

The clay that is being applied to form the mane foundation is only about 1/8" thick. The second layer will increase the thickness to about 1/2" to 2" (depending on the area)

The sculpture at this stage is measuring 25"H x 35"D x 22"W (these measurements are expected to change)

 

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mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion
Hot clay is brushed over the duct tape and bubble wrap in order to create a uniform surface.
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The first layer is very thin and I like to use it as a sealer. The duct tape and bubble wrap will only adhere to the clay temporarily. Therefore, the molten clay is also working as a filler/glue.
mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion

I use a simple throw away brush to brush on the clay. Note, the clay is not a water based clay, it is an oil base clay; therefore, I am able to melt the bricks in a crock pot.

The crock pot is pictured to on the right. My wife was not a happy camper when I raided the kitchen.
mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion
As you can see the lion is taking form. I would estimate that I would have used about one case of clay on this sculpture. That would equate to 80 lbs.
mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion
So far I am very please with the progress.
The rear of the sculpture will have a surface for now, once the wax positive is poured, the rear wall/panel will be cut out, leaving a hollow shell without a back wall.
mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion
Other views of the proud lion...
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From nose to end of the mane, sculpture measures about 34"- 35"
Here is one of my reference images
mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion mane clay foundation is applied on the African lion
This should be enough for the foundation.
The ears will either increase in size or I will remove some of the surrounding clay.
 
»continue: Next page .... lion's mane is detailed »
 
Note, our bronze sculptures are true bronze, cast in
the traditional lost-wax method - not “cold-cast bronze”, which is a resin blend.


 

 

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