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"Sierklief ad Jun" by Oliver Jöhnk

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The king of Jun. Airdrying clay, 24 cm.

28 Jul 200245 Sharon 'the silver butterflai' Betterton
AIEEE! i have to make the first comment
*~first comment boogie~*
ok... this is DEFINITELY my favorite piece *coughsofarcough* the folds on the clothes look so real! and... EVERYTHING! i love it!!

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Great that you like him. I count him myself to my best works so far."
5 Aug 200245 Jaide Jaide@heh...com>
Oi 6am, I'll make this comment descriptive because I'm going to have to go to nappy land.
The folds in the clothes were the first details I noticed, and I don't think they could've been made any better. Then one of my favorite parts, his legs. The leather straps are so creative. I wouldn't have thought of those had I been making a sculpture. You've got a enviable imagination, and everyone can agree on that. Also, the hair, it's not just a plain color it has multiple colors which make it so realistic. The scabbard then is beautifully decorated, and I like how it's connected to his belt rather than him just holding the whole thing. The ruby(?) on the sword's hilt is just another one of your creative details, you have a talent for placing details in the right places. Lastly for his face and head, the wrinkles on his face match his age. It's good you included the wrinkles (err.. mature lines I've been told) instead of just having him have smooth skin because that's of course unrealistic for his time. Finally the crown, I love how it really looks like it's on. The hair is fitted under the crown, rather than being untouched and in the shape it would be if he wore no head gear. I haven't found any flaws in this, excellent job. Purely splendid, keep up the incredible work.

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Wow, what a comment. It really seems that you like my work, though I'm really sorry that it causes such a lack of sleep for you! And at the sword's hilt shall be a ruby, but actually it's only a glass bead. The crown contains a real semiprecious stone. Thank you for the comment. Alone the number of mails you should have got from me until now should prove how much I appreciate your comments. 12"
7 Aug 200245 Jaide Jaide@heh...com>
Definately yea, it's awesome how you replied to.. I think all of my comments! hehe 2 And I really would've loved to stay up looking through the rest of your gallery, but I'll do that now! 12 thanks again for all the replies, it lets me know I'm not just writing to myself on here 2

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "And I will not stop to reply. But actually I did not reply to each mail, but only once in case you made several comments. 2"
29 Aug 2002:-) Jodie M. Biggs
Thanks for the comment on my new site Oliver! I love your work, have you thought of trying them as marionettes? (you know the dancing puppets).

The detail is tremendous. For this figure in particular, it looks like the beard and hair must have taken ages, but at the same time he looks so much like the reserved old crusader come back from the holy land.

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Until now I did not think of marionettes, but it could be an interesting project. Though I don't think that clay would be a good medium for this. But I thought sometimes about carving. I will think about it. And your comparison is not bad. Surely he is reserved for he's a strong ruler who still fights in a war which lasts already 26 years."
16 Oct 2002:-) Anna Olender
The detail in the clothing is amazing! And the face -- i cant even imagine putting so much realism in my sculptures, that hair looks like its actually growing! How big is this piece? Wow i'm just in awe2 so beautiful!

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "It's just a question of time. It takes really long to make such figure. And the air-drying clay gives me a good chance to work in many different steps. And he's nearly 24 cm."
31 Oct 2002:-) Anabel Vermeersch (Yshtar)
Wow, I can believe those folds and all took some time! This is really great, love the character, the modelling and the painting...my favorite in all your sculptures 19)

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "Thank you! He belongs to my favorites, too."
21 Feb 2003:-) Martin 'Paysdoc' Koster
I love it. A previous comment commended the folds in the garments. I can just underline that!

:-) Oliver Jöhnk replies: "  Thank you very much! I have to confess, that I think myself that he's one of my best works regarding the folds. Except the piece I finished yesterday. (Unfortunately it will take some time before I will get a picture of the new sculpture.)"
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'Sierklief ad Jun':
 • Created by: :-) Oliver Jöhnk
 • Copyright: ©Oliver Jöhnk. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Clay, Figure, Figurine, Grandfather, King, Sailor, Sculpture, Ship
 • Categories: Man, Men
 • Techniques: Sculpture, Clay, Pottery, etc
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