"The Shiflett Brothers are to sculpting what Frank Frazetta is to painting." -John Howe, Concept Artist, The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Step-by-step progress photos of our sculpt, Komodo King. We like Super Sculpey Firm. The armature is made from aluminum alloy wire wound with floral wire. The axe is a broken paint brush. Continued below...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More step-by-step photos of our newest sculpt, Komodo King. At first there were only going to be two Komodo Dragons, then we decided three was just way cooler. The last image is of the sculpt cut into pieces and keyed for our mold maker.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Komodo King at Bronze Foundry

We've finished work on our new piece Komodo King. It is now officially in the capable hands of our bronze mold makers and casters, Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop, Texas. Bronzes will be on their way to us in the next couple of months. We're still working out the timing of the release in other forms, including resin and/or cold-cast porcelain.

The in-progress sculpt got an really good reaction at the Cons where it was displayed. There was no question between Jarrod and I about what piece had to be our next original release. We will update as release dates, etc. become available.