WORK IN PROGRESS: Lady Death La Muerta Statue

04 Jul

ImageWhen 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!





Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Lady Death La Muerta


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4 responses to “WORK IN PROGRESS: Lady Death La Muerta Statue

  1. Joe Lastoria

    July 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Love watching your works in progress and look forward to adding more of your pieces to my growing collection! 🙂

  2. ~Felicia~

    July 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I have sooo been looking for someone posting about Lady Death! She rocks. I can’t wait to see your finished piece!!!

  3. ven

    July 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    i saw the finished piece on sunday, WOW!!! i want one so bad!


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