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Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

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It's been a while since I've created a "serious" sculpture. I've always admired the works of Nathan Sawaya, Sean Kenney and the like, who are able to flawlessly replicate the natural beauty of a human body out of a geometric medium. I attempted to create a female mannequin and try to mimic the human form with rectangular bricks as much as possible.


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One of the challenges was replicating the natural curves on the human body out of bricks. This was done by creating slight gradients, so that when viewed from afar it would mimic the form as much as possible.


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Very rarely is the human body seen as one of nature's masterpieces, as opposed to an exploitable object. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, and I think that's the point I'm trying to get across  :classic:

Comments and constructive criticism are most welcome.

Edited by Rufus, 24 July 2011 - 10:45 AM.
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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:52 PM

Should I repeat what I said in the greatest forum ever? Perhaps not, I don't think they would appreciate the humor involved.


I will repeat at least half though...


I once heard that you may be Micheal Angelo reincarnated, could be dejavu though.


Though I do think other things when I look at an others creation of their perception of reality. Perhaps we need to look at this from the eye of the builder. If so, then I must say, you need to get out more buddy, or at least raise your standards.


All puns aside, you are him, and welcome back to the world my exponentially creative friend.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

That's what I like to see:  more LEGO art.  :thumbup:

You've done a great job in rendering the human form in bricks - not an easy accomplishment.  Not everyone will agree on the perfect size and shape, but I think that is your point.

My only suggestion for improvement would be to make the 'knickers' sit flush with the rest of the body; otherwise the torso looks a little full in the crotch area!  :laugh:

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:08 PM

From the front it looks very good. Although I do agree that the knickers need to sit a bit more flush.  It also looks like there is only one central buttock.....

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:50 PM

View PostRufus, on 24 July 2011 - 09:44 AM, said:

My only suggestion for improvement would be to make the 'knickers' sit flush with the rest of the body; otherwise the torso looks a little full in the crotch area!  :laugh:

That's exactly what I was thinking, what on earth is she(?) hiding in there? :laugh:
Other than that, great job on the sculpting at that scale. Love the belly button :sweet:.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:45 AM

Thanks for the comments, everyone. They were hilarious to read!

View Postlegodac, on 23 July 2011 - 10:52 PM, said:

I once heard that you may be Micheal Angelo reincarnated, could be dejavu though.
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You mean Michelangelo?  :laugh:  I don't think anyone can live up to his greatness, but that is a very nice thing to say.

View PostRufus, on 24 July 2011 - 09:44 AM, said:

My only suggestion for improvement would be to make the 'knickers' sit flush with the rest of the body; otherwise the torso looks a little full in the crotch area!  :laugh:

View Postrriggs, on 24 July 2011 - 04:08 PM, said:

From the front it looks very good. Although I do agree that the knickers need to sit a bit more flush.  It also looks like there is only one central buttock.....

View PostCecilie, on 24 July 2011 - 08:50 PM, said:

That's exactly what I was thinking, what on earth is she(?) hiding in there? :laugh:
In retrospect, you're all completely right! I'm not sure why I didn't think of that as I was making it :wacko:

Thanks for the constructive feedback, everyone - Eurobricks is the best place for that!

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