I'm not a sculptor. Holy god, I'm not a sculptor. At all, man. I mean, I would have loved to have been, I love doing all that kind of thing, but I'm just not good at it. I've got a hand-motor eye thing, or whatever, so.. Well, you don't need my SOP STORY, that's not important.
The point is I both can't get good at sculpting and can't get good at sculpting in the time allotted to me.
But I'm doing up my garden in springtime, and I'm like, very spiritual, very spiritual, and I'm having a spiritual garden. Most of it's like, psychedelic drug plants, with a history of holy use - I'm off psychedelics for good now, so it's not even to harvest them, it's just my concept of 'Plants with Powder' - a garden that sings.
Anyway, one of the main features is a hailing to Inca mythology, whereupon I have a pond, and in that pond is a statue of Viracocha, the universe ( link the pond will be filled with Blue Lotus plants. Blue Lotus rise with the sun every morning, and submerge with the moon. So, they represent Inti and Quilla (though traditionally they represented Ra, since they hail from egypt), who are the sun and moon respectively, and both lovers and Vicoracha's children. So, it's like, this pond is the sun, moon and the eternal sky.
All really symbolic and mystical and auuhhhhh, I love it. Anyway...
I've been looking, and there aren't any statues of Vicoracha. Not even any that LOOK like Vicoracha. So, I've got to make this bastard myself.
Is there a way I can do this easily in a way that won't look amateurish? With wood, maybe? He's usually depicted in a series of squares and things, anyway, so he shouldn't be too hard from a technical front, if I can find someone who can draw in straight lines, hahaha. But, can anyone help me?
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You could get some chalk, draw him on a block and carve it.
Get a big block and sculpt him, but go really slow and take your time, maybe practice with some balsa foam? (different tools and material is softer 'n stuff, but at least you can get the hang of scultping things out more).
Do it with clay?
If you wanna make it good with little artistic ability, you'd probably want to know how you want to do exactly, do some sketches 'n stuff, to see what it's going to look like on all sides, and just take your time and be really thorough about it. When people put a lot of effort into something it'll turn out nice even if they aren't the best artists. I've seen it a lot in my art classes, people say they suck and their stuff will be ugly, but the finished product is way better than they expected.1