Hair, Hair and More Hair! (The Western Girl)

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Another small update on “The Western Girl”.

Not far to go now – the hair has taken a lot of time to get right and finding photographic reference to sculpt from has been very hard to source, however I chanced upon one image that was perfect and I have based the style upon that.

I’ve re-sculpted the hair on this bust three time over – but I now think that I have a very good approximation of what it was like. The lady in question had very long wavy locks, it was frizzy and in every photograph that I have come across it differs in length – that is the difficulty you face when you sculpt an interpretation  of a subject using multiple images (very much so if encompasses images from  persons  lifespan!) – but its also the challenge that keeps you going!

Not much to add in the initial sculpt, there is a medal to make plus the hat badge and buttons, but they are the final garnish, its time now to sharpened all the details up before putting it into primer.

I need to carve more definition into the locks of hair (so its not there 100% at the moment) but please let me know your thoughts on what I’ve done so far – is the hair right?

Let me know in the comments below.

Until the next time…

…wishing you all good health and happiness.


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  1. Like everything we you’ve done, this is excellent….and amazing. I enjoy seeing the progress from photo to photo. Thanks for posting, and count me in on two copies, please.

  2. Oh, the wonders of spellcheck. My last post should have read, “Like everything else you’ve done…”

  3. Kjeld Buchholtz

    Rich, a real cracker, keep up the good work (:

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