Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ecorche


Pronounced EH-kor-shay, it is the art of learning anatomy by sculpting your own skeletal and muscular system. My only comment is: why isn't this a foundational course in EVERY art school????!

Special thanks to Nikki Covington for generously passing along his valuable information and insights learned at the Florence Academy of Art. At least, I think that's what the school's called. He's almost converted me to the academic tradition but I don't think I'll ever get over drawing a finger for nine hours...

I much prefer stuff to be done by lunchtime so I can get on with my life.

However, I did learn about a Bronze foundry and supplier of Chavant clay (best stuff I've found--used by all the professionals in USA it seems) in Alpine, UT.

Adonis Bronze
M-F 8-5pm
801-763-9700

Check it out. I highly recommend Professional Plasteline--runs for about $4 a pound.

2 comments:

Anthony Holden said...

Looks like you're having a great time. Isn't brother Covington the greatest? He used to live across the street from us.
All your latest posts are really nice, Mike.

Pushing Mongo said...

hey mike check it. not the same book i'm assuming, couldn't remember the author. but something, tell me if you've ran across this.