March 14, 2011

DAY 1 - Recording WIP

I have started a new piece in the Big series. This one is so far the biggest in the series.
At the moment I have no clue how it will end. All I know is that I want some kind of a 3D effect which I'll achieve by cutting her our of the Wedi board.

I painted the board roughly white so it will be easier to sketch her.

I have decided to make a "dynamic" contour. I cut randomly black glass using wheeled nippers. I don't plan the cuts. The curve is made naturally by the nippers. I'll cut a lot and then I'll choose the ones to use.


My first problem is the chin:

1 - the chin has to be less out, which will make the lips sexier
2 - chin in which is good, but it is too big
3 - this part of the chin is write
4 -this neck is too old
5 - finally the right chin and the the right neck

This process took about an hour.

In the following photos you can see how I do the knee -

When I lay the contour I don't try to be precise. on the contrary, the "shaking" line and the imperfect connections make it very lively and cheerful.

A tip - I do the connection between the "tiles" with a diagonal cut and not a strait one. It matches better. I don't have a photos of that. I owe you one.

By the end of the day - 5-6 hours - this is what I managed to do:

13 comments:

  1. just like a chinese ink drawing...

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  2. Irit, what a treat to watch your process. I'm on the edge of my seat for the next installments.

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  3. sylvie rebiffé biondiMarch 14, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    thanks Irit, it's very instructive to see your method

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  4. Irit, thank you for sharing can't wait to see her develop!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the process! I'm looking forward to the progress also.

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  6. Nice process to watch, what glue to you like?

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  7. Wow! I love to be able to tune in for a play by play of how you create these wonderful women! Thanks.

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  8. Francois, you took the words right out of my finger tips. I've always thought that the Big outlines look like calligraphy brush strokes. Is this a rainy day Big, Irit?

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  9. Thanks for the comments all.
    Jax - I usually use PVA for exterior. It is very strong. But it is still easier to remove parts of the mosaic than with thinset, Ultramastic or silicon. Even when I flood it with water I will usually need to hammer it out.
    Nancie - yes, she holds an umbrella.

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  10. Thanks a lot Irit for sharing your work!! It's so interesting !!

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  11. another in "a big serie" ! stef wolters

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  12. First...I ordered new nippers!! What a relvalation...I've just been replacing the wheels. And now I feel I'm in a wonderful class! To have you explain your process is such treat. Thank you for taking the time to post in such glorious details.

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  13. Can't afford classes right now, so this has been a real treat. It is easy to read and follow. Thanks again.

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