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Oliver Jöhnk

"Selupar ad Tir" by Oliver Jöhnk

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Lady of Tir. She is one of the four leaders of the imperial army. Airdrying clay, 22,5 cm.

27 Jul 2002:-) Dendora
ok so it's gotta happen *first comment dance*. How could no one comment on this, it's really good. i have A LOT of respect those that have the time, patience, and talent to make models.

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Thank you, but I think your drawing takes some time, too. "
28 Jul 200245 Sharon 'the silver butterflai' Betterton
I think its pointless for me to go page to page and just say "wow" .. so i'ma look at 'em all and then comment on your main page... *zooms to the next*

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Oh, believe me, I have noooooooo problem with your commenting every page."
7 Aug 200245 Jaide Jaide@heh...com>
I like the use of green in this sculpture, like how you matched the whole wardrobe. The beads in her hair is another nice detail 2 It also matches the green effect. That's something I try to do when I draw something -- have a color theme and try to balance it out within the drawing -- and this is a perfect example of color balance. 2 Her staff/wand(?) then is another brilliant detail to this sculpture, and it's very interesting in the design rather than just a plain staff of some sort.

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Her staff is actually more a kind of sceptre. It shows a constellation which is a kind of arms to her people. But to call it a wand is not wrong, for it contains some magical power."
10 Aug 2002:-) Jacqueline 'Dragonartist' Gentile
I like this one. She looks really spunky.

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Thanks!"
26 Aug 200245 Geographyhorse fivemeodipt@hot...c
And you say you can't do female..... I'd say she's my favorite, mainly 'cuz of the choice of dress.... Robin Hood-ish with a slash of Scottish..... Awesome job...!!!!!

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "With the Scottish touch your absolutely correct. I love Scotland, Malt Whisky and am even able to play bagpipe (but only a bit and not very good)."
3 Nov 200245 Alisa Amaris
Oooh, this is my favorite costume so far! The detail is stunning! How do you manage to create such convincing clothes?! I've only ever made sculptures of animals, so I haven't tackled fabric yet!

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Each time I have to do clothing I try to look at some real clothing or pictures to create some realistic folds. Additionally it's helpful that I work in different steps. When I sculpt the clothing there is already a real body underneath that helps a bit to find the right forms."
15 Dec 2002:-) Monika Dia'k
Oh wow it's a figurine!! Hah.. it took me a while to realise that, I was just about to ask what you used to draw and paint it *shame* heh
Wow, you are awfully talented, it is gorgeous! was it made from clay?
Oh and before I forget, thankyou very much for the lovely comment you left at my gallery!

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Thank you very much! I think it's a nice praise if people think my sculpures are drawings or drawings are sculptures (as it happened with the imperial arms in my gallery). My figures are made of an air-drying clay. It's a very nice material and I'm able to work on it after drying.And concerning the comment in your gallery I think it was well deserved like the moderators choice you got. Your whole gallery is really great!"
21 Mar 2003:-) Mora Dina
Damn; this sculpture reminds me of an Elf character I have, (Mórimá actually *points at nick*), who wears nearly the same type of armour, or at least something very similar. Wow -- this makes me want to try to make her in the same medium! What kind of clay do you use? Where may I buy it? Although I know it looks easier than it probably is. You are very good indeed.

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "I'm glad you like her. Actually I thought sometimes of making a comic out of my story and my sculptures as models for this comic. It's easier to draw with a 3D model. But now I love sculpting itself and am back to writing. Regarding the stuff I work with I think you should be able to order such material online if it's not available at your place. As I said before I use air-drying clay but I never stop to look for other materials or experiment with combination of different materials (I use a wire-skeleton to balance my figures and to make them more stable, little glas pearls for decoration and f.e. the wings of the Night Alve are made of leather, wire and some air-drying clay). Even regarding the tools I often experiment and try something new. My favourite tool is a spear of Playmobil Indians. Dentist tools shall be great, too, but I did not get them until now. Anyhow, I hope you will show soon some sculptures in your gallery!"
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'Selupar ad Tir':
 • Created by: :-) Oliver Jöhnk
 • Copyright: ©Oliver Jöhnk. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Army, Clay, Figure, Figurine, Lady, Leader, Sculpture
 • Categories: Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Sculpture, Clay, Pottery, etc
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 • Resolution: 332x680

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