You’ve got to run like an antelope

You’ve got to run like an antelope

I was asked my friend EP to create a runner pen for his wife, Julie.  When finally completed, it turned out to my tallest piece to date. There were a few personal details he wanted to me to include, such as her style of running shoe, a bottle of wine (because who doesn’t love to run on a belly full of wine) and her favorite book, Harry Potter.  I started with the pen (the head) and then began sculpting her running shoes.   I think I did a pretty darn good tootin’ job of recreating her shoes.   (To see images of the work in progress, see second gallery below)

I also wanted to capture the figure in a natural running stance, which would later give me a headache as I tried to figure out a way to keep him from falling over (note the wire-ring support under the right foot).

It was a challenging piece to create!  Thanks EP and Julie for the chance to make you something special.

Pen creation in process:

 


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