Jump to content
I Forge Iron


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by scrapartoz

  1. Matto I am so impressed with your work ! very original and stylish . I bet you sell heaps of stuff , Is the wall your work as well?
  2. thank you matto I hope your art gives you lots of satisfaction and enjoyment.do you have a website link that shows your creations?
  3. Hi Matto , I think this horse took 4 months full time and over 2 years part time but I completed 2 other commissions in that period so I could only guess at the hours. I am doing art full time now as I retired from a road construction job last year . prior to that I was a farmer , Army Tank driver and Commander , Diesel Mechanic , Road Rescue and fire Brigade Trainer and Road Construction Plant Operator .. I finished up working as a traffic controller (stop & Go Bat) as nobody wanted the job and there is never much traffic so I could get out my sketch pad and plan my weekend art while getting paid doing it on another job.
  4. absolutely beautiful ! the petals look random and natural there is balance and depth . You are going to make someone very happy.
  5. Thank you IANINSA . this is an earlier horse but the method is the same. A light weight 1" RHS Box section web truss front and rear (like a farm gate) very strong...................... as long as it is vertically aligned. This rear "gate" slips onto 2 posts mounted on the main vertical 4"x4" mast.
  6. Yes BIG GUN DOC I have to agree with you about the pole . I guess its only temporary until I find out whos buying it and how they want it mounted. I made some enquiries about 4"x4" RHS cold rolled but the local engineering firm cant roll it to the desired radius for a curved mount of the size I want . So Im not sure how to overcome this aesthetic problem as the loads on a curved structure would be greater than a vertical post and I don't know if my welds are of structural quality and subsequent risk to public climbing on / under the work Thank you Yves for that great story . Its feedback like that that inspires me to try to do something special. cheers
  7. Thank you Daswulf . I think you are now aware of all my "tricks of the trade " . Here are the rules: 1, try to make it look random ,,,,,,,,,,,,,very hard (not as easy as it seems) 2 For each panel / shield select 2 or 3 primary objects , these are distractions to draw the eye ( lead the viewer ) in a path you choose 3. Place BIG evenly spaced objects over the entire piece 4 Place evenly spaced motifs ( exciting things ) around the work ( flowers ? - have a closer look) 5 Place LARGE "decoys" over mistakes you have made this will lead the viewer away from your stuffups I hope this helps , might save you 10 years of blind searching. Andrew PS The name I gave this artwork was "Freedom Run " so you were very close in your suggestion.
  8. Here are some more pics, this time the left side in sun light. Thank you Arceye Blue for the compliment!
  9. Thank you : tdaleh, Quench, Bud , Seldom Ausfire and Frosty . Its fantastic to receive such positive feedback from you guys!
  10. Here is the finished horse . There are a few refinements that made this one a little harder. the horse is making a tight left turn , this puts all the feet and the centre axis to the right of centre. I was going to build the standard web truss internal frame and horse in an upright stance then when finished tilt the whole artwork to the left. BUT then I realised that web trusses only work when vertical. so lots of dramas working on 2 axis at the same time. The vertically aligned web truss had to be completely contained within the left side tilted horse. All my old measurements and tricks on finding a point in a 3 dimensional space were now no good to me. So this one was more 'free hand' ( so there are a few errors) cheers Andrew
  11. Ive found its better if you commit to a basic stance. your measurements will be the same whatever stance you choose. If you measure the legs and copy the angles you cant go wrong . The natural variety of different parts of scrap you use will make sure that you deviate from the plan a bit .But no 2 will look the same! The next thing is you must get perfect is the line from behind the ears to under the rump. If this is wrong it will only look worse from this point. Wire is helpful to "draw" whats in your minds eye.
  12. just take it slow .get a good side on view in A4 size photograph , measure accurately the distance between the joints of the leg , take note which way they bend , then do it in coathanger wire. if it looks right then do minor adjustments then copy in scrap , cheers
  13. I like your unicorn but I think it needs some work on the rear legs . something not true to form there . here is a possible alternative. cheers
  14. You are doing very well . follow your heart on this one . You are the one that must like this great sculpture the most, Take risks!
  15. Thank you Fergy . Yes you do get sick of them cluttering up the shed but it is sad to see them go to private collectors where only a handful will see them.
  16. Thank you Culver Creek Hunt Club . There is a little madness there also ( which helps.)
  • Create New...