I wanted to share with you all my latest sculptural artwork, Boaris Frankenswine (Many pics and process pics below). Very similar to Chicago's "Cows on Parade," the "Pigs on Parade" is for a fund-raising benefit for St.Alphonsus/St. Patrick's Grade School in Lemont, IL, and will be auctioned off (auction information below) at their March 19th Gala event. For the event, 10 pig forms were created by Acme Design, Inc in Elgin, IL led by Clint Borucki, sculpted by Jon Olimb, molded by Dean Millermon, and cast by Kenn Kooi. 9 artists were then selected to paint the pigs in various themes, such as sports, music, etc. I came up with the idea of doing a Boaris Frankenswine as a tribute to the great Boris Karloff, and of course, I couldn't just paint the pig...
GIVE BOARIS FRANKENSWINE A HOME (AUCTION INFO):
Being that this was a complete construction sculpt in Apoxie Sculpt, while hand-painting the final sculpture, there are no molds or castings of this sculpture, making Boaris Frankenswine a one-of-a-kind custom work of art. He is the only one, and as there are no molds, he can not be replicated or reproduced. If you are interested in owning this one-of-a-kind 30"w x 30.5"h x 32"d custom life-size hand-sculpted and hand-painted Boaris Frankenswine sculpture by J. Anthony Kosar, you can take part in the auction without even being at the event. Just contact Lisa Simone Porter at 630-235-3466 or by email: [email protected] on or before the event on Saturday March 19, 2011. According to Lisa Simone Porter, you will be connected to the auction by phone, able to bid live, and possibly win this original work of art, all while helping out a good cause. More info on the event: http://www.galainlemont.com/
Here I am with Boaris Frankenswine to show scale & size:
I want to include a special thank you to Bear McGivney for capturing and archiving my Boaris Frankenswine sculpture in the most beautiful way, capturing the mood, color, and personality of Boaris Frankenswine, and especially for documenting every sculpted and painted detail that I strived to include. Thanks Bear!! Here are more of his amazing photographs:
Here is the concept drawing of Boaris Frankenswine, and several options on how ridiculous, goofy, traditional, and serious I could have made him before pulling him back to see what Boris Karloff would have looked like as a pig. The larger, top 3/4 and side views are the final concepts I ended with, but still took on some minor changes in the sculpting stages. Ultimately, I gave him the name "Boaris Frankenswine" as a tribute to Boris Karloff.... these were painted quickly in Photoshop over a photograph of the original Acme pig form:
I carved into the original Acme pig form to remove the smile and the bulk in its cheeks, and also removed the initial ears. The original Acme pig form is made of primed urethane foam-filled rotocast resin. Then, I completely sculpted Boaris Frankenswine in Apoxie Sculpt over the entire Acme pig form, finishing one section at a time, and re-sculpting new ears. The eye balls are the only part of the original pig form that is still visible. The dimensions of Boaris Frankenswine are 30"w x 30.5"h x 32"d. I also used bead foam that I carved into a flat-top head piece, some aluminum armature wire I formed into 164 small staples and 9 large staples, 4 stainless steel screws, 2 galvanized steel pipes and unions for the neck bolts, and a plastic button. About 44 lbs of Apoxie Sculpt was added to the already 15 lb pig form to create Boaris Frankenswine, then painted with acrylic paints. Being that this was a complete construction sculpt in Apoxie Sculpt, while hand-painting the final sculpture, there are no molds or castings of this sculpture, making Boaris Frankenswine a one-of-a-kind custom work of art. He is the only one, and as there are no molds, he can not be replicated or reproduced.
Keep posted for the time lapse process video of Boaris Frankenswine, from concept to completion. The video will contain my Photoshop concept painting process (in screen capture time-lapse) through the different directions Boaris Frankenswine could have gone before bringing him to a traditional Boris Karloff look. It will then include a time-lapse of me carving into the original pig form, sculpting Boaris onto the original pig form with Apoxie Sculpt, and then finally the painting process to bring Boaris to life. I am hoping to finish this video within the next month between projects. Until then, you can see more process pictures on my website: http://kosarteffects.com/section/219...nkenswine.html
Also, you can see the NBC interview with Boaris Frankenswine and myself on my blog. This was shot and aired while Boaris was still in the prelimiary painting stages: http://kosarteffects.blogspot.com/20...its-alive.html
Boaris Frankenswine Design, Sculpt, & Paint © 2011 J. Anthony Kosar & Kosart Effects Studios, LLC.
Finished Studio Photos by Bear McGivney. Studio Photos © 2011 Artist/Sculptor J. Anthony Kosar & Photographer Bear McGivney.
Thanks for looking! Comments are always welcome! ... and if you are interested in owning Boaris Frankenswine, be sure to place your bid before March 19th!