Saturday, 22 September 2012

1:9 Flat Coated Retriever

The largest dog sculpture I've done yet. A 1:9 scale Flat Coated Retriever.  Modelled from a real dog called Bramble, who I actually had the privilege of meeting in real life.  He is a beautiful dog and I enjoyed sculpting him very much, you’ll notice this is my first dog with it’s mouth open too.  The part I love the most when sculpting is the detail, it was great fun doing the teeth and tongue!
My Brother, Jesse Knibbs (Trigger Happy Entertainment) took photos for me to work with, this is the pose the sculpture was based on.
Photographing the model was difficult, he's come out more brown than he really is.  I've been told that when photographing darker figurines, it is best to use a dark background, so I'll be trying that out next time.