Saturday, April 29, 2017
From what I envisioned last February, here's the progress of the throne for the eventual statues of Set and Horus.
Long Overdue Progress Report
I have no clue if I myself can manage the statues of the gods themselves. So far, I'm managing decently with their seats at least!
The table that this project sits on is my new standing table. For a short person like me, a "bar-height" table works perfectly. I don't exercise. I may eat fairly healthy, but exercise? It rarely happens. But at least I can reduce the couch potato time this way.
I had to make room in the house for this addition. Photos of loved ones who have passed on seem to allow their spirits to watch me work. (Or do crossword puzzles or read heavy Egyptology books, etc. etc.) I love this table!
Here's another project, a five inch tall standing ankh...
It's onto the next stage in its evolution, and has safely made it to the foundry. I'm aiming for it in different patinas, as one of my scenarios "needs" a verdegris one, and another "needs" a more golden one.... :)
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Trying to determine how I would make the statue armature, I sought out standard proportions. From an image at Wikipedia, I began to make adjustments. If the throne is 2 1/2 inches tall, then the length of foot to knee must be 2 1/2 inches tall. Figuring what resolution to pixel size to get a foot to knee high measure of that resulted in a resolution of 252. I adjusted the larger image to that resolution. From there, I aimed to get a proper Set head size on the human body, a matter of trial and error. So printing the following out as a guide to armature making MAY help in a successful armature result?
I should probably replace the ink cartridge, too...
I realized this figure would be too small for the throne. To fit the seat, he must be measured where the bend is, not the center of the knee, which is higher up. I had to make two prints and staple them together:
Sunday, May 28, 2017
He doesn't fit the printing area of 8.5x11 paper...
Need room for the EARS!...