Sneyd Mermaid Statue Part Two: The Torso

03 Jul

At this point, I felt the most important aspect of the sculpture was to capture Doug’s approach to Chlorine’s torso.  I worked in the body and more or less finished out the surface to give Doug a good idea of the direction I was going.  I studied Doug’s work and did my best to sculpt breasts that he would feel captured that “Sneyd” aesthetic.

I wasn’t too worried about her tail yet, although I did want it to show a nice shape and realistic weight to her lower body–as if she really were sitting on a rock.  At the same time, I was going to work on finishing the tail soon, so I was hoping for some feedback and I needed to have enough there so that Doug could comment…and he did.  While he liked the body and commented very favorably on that, he explained that the tail was too thick at the hips and too short to work well with the look of Chlorine’s upper body and for the overall composition.

In the next installment I will discuss the work on Chlorine’s tail.



Posted by on July 3, 2011 in Sneyd Mermaid Statue


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4 responses to “Sneyd Mermaid Statue Part Two: The Torso

  1. Dexter Tanedo

    July 4, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Impressive back… the muscles and contour are near perfect to the real thing.

    I like the concept and humor that in front you see the mermaid while looking at her on the back, you see the human in her.

    Can’t wait for your take on the tail, face and hair.

  2. Jamie

    July 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Looks ultra cute, but I kind of wish the fin of the tail was larger.

    • csmoorestudio

      July 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      From Shelley: Thanks Dexter & Jamie! Jamie, you’re correct and I meant to post the next blog update a few days ago which show Clay’s further modifications to the piece, including the tail. That post is up now if you want to check it out. These early stage photos show how the piece develops, and often times the piece evolves significantly from the first sculpt to the final release statue.

  3. Faolan

    December 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    It is a very graceful sculpture, and the back is very well done. The only disturbing detail are the breasts. My first thought: how does a mermaid get silicone implants…?


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