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Venus patina by MarkNewman Venus patina by MarkNewman
Here's the my latest bronze 'Venus' with the patina. Basic traditional bronze finish. This is the patina the client wanted. It wasn't my first choice but he was happy with it. This will be mounted on a 3 tiered black marble base and shipped to South Carolina. The edition size is 25.
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generalbat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Interface Designer
Your Venus looks great. I wonder if it is all solid or hollow inside. Some foundries cast solid but some cast hollow for small size. And wonder which type would be better. In one foundry they had to cast my sculpture in 3-4 parts and then welded together although the sculpture was only 15 inch tall.
I've got 2 questions. 
1) Do you shoot the photos yourself? If you do what kind of lens do you use? Choosing the right lens for sculpture is tricky for me. 
2) If I were to sculpt in Super Sculpey about this size but wanted to go economical on Sculpey, what kind of materials would I use to fill inside? As Sculpey requires some baking.
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Bright-Eye Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
preciosa Love 
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Divajv007 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
can i purchase one please
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If you are serious please contact me at:   newmanmark@sbcglobal.net
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beck103 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
You Sir are a demi-god amongst people :D love the brake-disc as a base
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madam-marla Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Digital Artist
very beautiful!
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Essined383 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
belloo
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MyStarkey Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Lovely work. I think you may be right about the bronze material. It needs something more ethereal to give her that extra punch. The modeling is great. Real life sculpture is so much better than a computer. Though it has it's perks.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree, digital sculpture has nothing on traditional work. It however is lots of fun and really has it's benefits in the commercial sculpture arena.
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautiful work, Mark!
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Tim.
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LeeLou416 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I love that it isn't fully coloured! I think I may have mentioned before that there is something so beautiful about the un coloured models you make! I love your work so much!
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. yes, I like raw sculpture too. I do fine it difficult to chose a patina on my bronze pieces. The simpler the better.
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LeeLou416 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Could I ask you, if I wanted to make a sculpture like the ones you make, could I use super sculpy and what sort of wire for the inside is best?

I really love your work!!
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I use super sculpey all the time. I use an aluminum wire armature for my work.
Ant kind of wire will work, as long as it is strong enough to hold up the sculpted.
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LeeLou416 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for the information, I truly appreciate that!!
I know you are a professional artist but do you ever attend cons like FanExpo Toronto?
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been to a few Cons. Wondercon a few time when it started out in Oakland, CA. and then moved to San Fransisic. I finally went the the "big one", Comic Con last year in San Diego, Ca. I've never been to FanExpo.
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LeeLou416 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
You should come! It would be great to see your work in person I am a HUGE fan of it! It is this August from the 22-25th i think.
fanexpocanada.ca (something like that)
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   General Artist
Superb curves and proportions.....:sun::clap:
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Joileanna Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its so cool, i stil dont understand how u make it metle
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LadyCherish Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Stunning piece of art, bravo!
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emilysodders Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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codyrush Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm calling to ask if you got the email I sent you; and also whether or not we have your blessing to you use this specific bronze.
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, why not. You may use my sculpture as a modeling reference in your film. Please credit me in the scene. Thanks for seeking my approval first.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're a mensch, sir! Thank you! Thank you very much! You've just expanded the visual palette sooo much in this story. I will of course credit you for your phenomenal craftsmanship. Thanks again, man.
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codyrush Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is the art deco station this would be in. [link]

It would be a in see-through jade with an accent light underneath al'a Bioshock. The head fascist in the film, Hughes, stands in front of the goddess as he slaughter the two lovers and then summarily purges the train full of passengers. It's going to have this luscious ominous luminescence to it. Green's a major theme in the story, because it's an embodiment of the dichotomy of health and decay.
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Arcturus-90 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Definitely awesome! *o*
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MommaOoohhh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Visual rhythm, I absolutely love it.
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koushik1995 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
used your bronze for this : [link]
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Amazing as always
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koushik1995 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very nice:)
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Amazing!
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely:)
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful work!
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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Neeneem Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I cannot explain how much I love this.
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Mnkewrench Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I think the brake disc makes a great base..
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
An old foundry technique.
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ticklishnatasha Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sexy pose
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ConfettiiYeti Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, beautiful sculpture! Love the hair
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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ConfettiiYeti Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Where do you get a block of wax to carve something like this? If that's even how it works
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MarkNewman Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This was originally sculpted in oil base clay then molded and cast in wax, then a ceramic shell mold is made over the wax. It's then burned out and they cast in the molten bronze and sand blast away the ceramic shell to reveal the bronze sculpture.
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ConfettiiYeti Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, that is a much more intensive process that I thought. That makes this piece even more impressive, great work
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TabathaZee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous!
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Another-Mad-Hatter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   General Artist
Lovely!
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