I first saw Jordu Schell’s work after a bunch of friends returned from Illuxcon raving about his sculptures. I checked out his website, and quickly saw what all the fuss was about.
Jordu creates amazingly life-like sculptures of monsters and aliens, mostly for pre-production use in movies. If you think you haven’t seen his work, you’re probably wrong. His film credits include Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator, Planet of the Apes, Men in Black, and the much acclaimed Avatar, for which he was Lead Sculptor.
I was lucky enough to attend a workshop Jordu conducted here in CT, and it was honestly one of the most inspiring things I’ve done in a long time. Not only was it wonderful to get a chance to experiment with a new medium, but I got to see Jordu create a completely sculpted and painted bust in just a few days. I don’t think a single person left there who was not completely awestruck at his capabilities. If any of you in the NY/CT area and are interested in seeing him in action, he is conducting another workshop this July. It is a limited class size, so sign up soon. For more information click here: http://www.spiritgallerytattoo.com/news5451.html
These are beautiful, the amount of detail is amazing. His website is full of amazing sculptures and it is something that would be amazing to see. You are very lucky to have gotten the chance to attend a workshop. I am currently sulking in jealously.
Maybe you have heard of Philippe Faraut, if you haven't I know you will love his work. The website is below if you want to check him out.
Cool demo– It's fun to see how his knowledge of anatomy informs even the roughest buildup of volume. The back of the creature's neck is sculpted anatomically even though the deeper layers of muscle become obscured by later ones. Although the grade of clay is hard to discern because of the time lapse, it appears to be softer than one would normally use at that scale.
Thanks for the shout-out, Dan. 🙂 It's going to be another killer workshop, and this time we have two weeks of offerings!
Jordu uses WED clay at all scales.
Jordu Schnell is awesome! I first was introduced to his work through a horror mask making magazine that I bought primary on the kick assness of Jordu's work. That's where I learned about using a layer of epoxy over the eyes of my puppet sculpts to give them that twinkle of life in their eyes- it really set things off in the most amazing way! 🙂
Wow, thanks Dan for the introduction, to yet another great artist! 😀
These works do not require any comments because the quality of their creation speaks for itself, because all the nuances are impeccable.
exclaim the amount of detail is incredible. You are very lucky to have the opportunity to attend the workshop