Got an order that I just had to throw up online because it’s right up my alley. The Victoria chapter of the Hellions Motorcycle Club has commissioned rings for their officers and they have (wisely) come to me for this job.
They’ve got a logo:
Yeah, pretty badass.
Trey, the president, is working with me on the design and he’s already done two very, very smart things.
1. He’s clear in what he wants and he booked a phone meeting to explain it to me.
2. He trusts me with interpreting his design.
That logo is a 3/4 view drawing and it looks great, but to be honest I’ve never been a fan of 3/4 view rings. A ring is a dimensional form, so if you want to see it from 3/4, turn it to the fucking side. Yeah, see how that works?
Now it ain’t easy, but a good sculptor can translate a badass 3/4 view logo like the Hellions into a dimensional form that captures the essence of the drawing without betraying the natural 3-dimensionality of a form in space.
Another all-night sculpting session for me. Happens when I’m excited about a project. We have a long way to go, but you can see that the right side of the ring is starting to get closer to the drawing.
It gets better.
Trey wants a red gemstone in the eye and a golden cigar in the mouth. Oh hell yeah.
You can see that the jaw is a little stronger on the sculpt than in the drawing, so I’ll probably take that down a bit more. The marker on the forehead is my placement for the bottom of the hat.
Sorry, but this bad boy is exclusive to the motorcycle club. If you want one, I guess you’ll have to go visit Trey and prospect up.