When Brian Pulido and I decided to do another Lady Death project, I couldn’t have been happier. Lady Death is one of the most well known female characters in independent comics and she’s always a terrific subject to sculpt.
I had seen some illustrations Richard Ortiz had done for Brian’s Coffin Comics and I was absolutely blown away by the look of the Lady Death La Muerta piece. I thought this would make for an incredible look as a sculpture.
I wanted to have Lady Death in a pose that was regal and striking, reflecting the power and majesty of the character, so I sent Brian several pose ideas including the one shown below (5a), which he and I agreed was the one to do. The pose idea (5a) is a 6” maquette which is used for a basic 360 view of the pose. La Muerta is a stunning, haunting look, so as you watch the piece develop, try to imagine her with the look you see above.
Since I wanted this to be a striking piece, I’m sculpting her very tall, which she would be in her heels. This piece is a full 13” tall in the original form, although it will reduce a bit in production.
We’re trying to finish the prototype for debut at Comic Con International: San Diego July 17 and it’s going to be close. We may have only a resin casting or it may not be finished in time at all. Hope you like her and you get a kick out of seeing her develop!