Thursday, November 09, 2006


I got the news that film composer Basil Poledouris died this week. Being a fan of motion picture soundtracks, he was one of my favorite composers. No matter how critics feel about the 1982 film "Conan the Barbarian", it is widely believed that his score for that film is one of the greatest of the last 20 years of motion pictures. It is one of my all-time favorites.
I did this drawing today as a tribute to Mr. Poledouris.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Riddle of the Tauntaun...

In honor of our latest Sketch-o-rama subject (sketching a Star Wars Tauntaun) I thought I would post a photo of a sculpt I did for Ertl Collectables many years ago. This was to be a follow-up to the Rancor Monster vinyl kit I did for the company. The job was cancelled in mid-sculpt because of a change in the licensing percentage at Lucasfilm at the time. I was paid in full to finish the job, got 1 resin casting for myself, and the rest is un-produced model-kit history.
By the way, my one and only casting was stolen from my studio about 3-4 years ago. Very few castings exist, so if you have any information on anyone who has a casting of this piece, and a very sketchy story on how they obtained it....please contact me and I will carve a life size effigy of you in marble.
And a pine box for the person who stole it....

Davy Jones Pub Sign

Well, it has been a while since I updated my gromansculpt blog with progress shots of my Centaur monster sculpt. And here is my excuse.
I was recently commissioned to create a piece of artwork based on a Disney property. The choice of the property was up to me. I got nutty and selected the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie for my piece. Namely the sequel's main villainous character: Davy Jones. I carved most of this from wood and applied bits of sculpey to form various bits of his facial details. Then it was decoed to look like an aged piece of painted wood, perhaps an old pub sign from the period when the film takes place. Kinda dark and sinister, I know. I guess I was in the Halloween spirit.

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