Thursday, March 20, 2008
This is the alter ego (and less incendiary half) of Ghost Rider. I sculpted this maquette during the summer of 2006, in preparation for Mythos: Ghost Rider. I wanted to faithfully reproduce the look of the original 70's comic, so much of my inspiration, including Johnny's likeness, came from Mike Ploog's drawings. There was a heroic male archetype of that period that I wanted to capture — more gaunt than current tastes (of course, this will all cycle around again). Also, I really wanted to sculpt a face whose underlying structure was just "burning" to get out. I can't believe I'm writing like this.
Anywho, the head is less than an inch high and is fairly roughly hewn. I have since painted it a flat gray (Acryla Gouache Neutral Gray No. 3.), but it was originally bare Super Sculpey.
From this angle, it looks to me a bit like Owen Wilson. I had no intention of this at the time. In fact, if I was looking at anyone, it was Michael Beck from The Warriors.
Monday: New Covers