After finding an amazing sculpture of Raphael done by Prime 1 Studio, I challenged myself to do smaller scale version of it for my own amusement. The below set of images takes you through from start to nearly the final product. I made some small changes to the face that I have not yet photographed. The likeness is off, but for my seventh sculpture ever, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.
I have started a companion piece of Michelangelo to go side by side with Raph. Michelangelo is in a much softer red tinted Chavant clay, and I am uncertain as the the level of detail i’ll be able to manage with such a soft material, since I am not a real sculptor by any means.