Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cleaning up The Trouble Maker

I started this bust September 14th, 2012. It's been sitting around collecting dust since then. I've decided to clean it up and get it to the foundry to get an updated bid on casting it in Bronze. I'll also take a piece I did last year of Sitting Bull to get a bid on when I take several of my clays in next week to get bids on. This will help me put accurate selling prices on all of them.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Preparing my Studio for Photos and an Interview for a Major Western Art ...

I was contacted this morning by the publisher of a Major Western Art Magazine, letting me know they'd like to do something on my studio. they've done this on other artists as well. People are interested in where artists create. So today is cleaning and straightening.

Monday, April 24, 2017

I've Produced Reviews of the 9 Instructional DVDs I have to offer for Sale

I decided to make video reviews of each of my 9 Instructional DVDs so people can see a brief review on each in 3 to almost 6 minutes each.
You can purchase any or all of these by going to the top right of the right column and clicking on the drop down menu.


Review of my Instructional DVD CREATING THE PLAINS WARRIOR
Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A BUST OF A VIKING

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A FULL HORSE AND RIDER

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A LIFE SIZE PORTRAIT

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A FULL FIGURE OF A MOUNTAIN MAN

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING SWEETGRASS, CLAY TO BRONZE

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A FEMALE HOLDING A BABY

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A HORSES HEAD IN CLAY

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, A tour of a foundry, CLAY TO BRONZE

Friday, April 21, 2017

Attaching The Three Feathers To The Scalplock

Attaching the three feathers into the wax Top Knot of the Scalplock to make it one unit that can be detached by the foundries mold maker. Keeping the feathers in their set positions. Then painting the wax to match the clay.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Working in Wax Making the Top Part of the Scalplock

Slow but sure this piece takes shape. To support the weight of the wax feathers I have to create a wax hair piece for them to mount in. So today, I was trying to figure out how to do that. I also like the idea that at the foundry, when they mold the feathers, they can remove the whole feather unit to mold separate.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Creating a Scalplock

I asked the expert of all things Native American, Michael Badhand, "How would the feathers be attached on the back of the warrior's head?" He said they'd be stuck into his "Scalplock". So today was spent creating the Scalplock and texturing the hair. Finally attaching the feathers. I'm really like the feel now. Much more than when he had a Buffalo Headdress on.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hair and Feather Arraignment

The feathers I painted on Friday are ready for mounting. I just have to figure the best arraignment for them. How I arrange them will determine how dramatic this piece will eventually look. First I have to continue with the hair. How that's designed can make or break the total design of the piece.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Creating Feathers in Wax and a Friend Stops By My Studio

I sold a full set of my Instructional DVDs to a fella who dropped by my studio in my new house today. Rick Smith is from Georgia, and he came by to watch me sculpt a bit and then we went on a tour of the Ruby Valley and Virginia City and Nevada City, Old Gold Rush Towns over the mountain from where I live. I fine tuned a feather in wax and then painted it to look like the clay. I had another feather that was already finished that I painted as well. It was all the time I had to do these two feathers. Next video, Hair and Feathers.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Creating a Hair Style for the Warrior

Wasn't intending to work on the clay today. I have a lot of unpacking to do in my New Digs. I couldn't stand to look at the bare head and not do something. So I took a timid step to start the hair today.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Power Outages and Research

A day of high winds and many power outages. I threw in the towel trying to sculpt with the lights going out over and over again. I turned to, while the computer was on, researching hair styles. I have lots of photos of models.. but I like to take a look at the past, for hair styles and feather arrangement.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Scaling Feathers and Fine Tuning the head

Continuing what I started yesterday. Feathers and ear... and facial features fine tuned.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Texturing and Making A Change

Texturing the clothing of the warrior, then made a major change, in the head area. I ripped off the headdress and will be re-doing his head gear. Not sure yet what I'll do, but I hope it will be better.

Monday, April 3, 2017

ASMR, Back in the Saddle Again - Well Sculpting That Is

After months of not sculpting.. I'm back and pre-pairing a clay to be cast into bronze. James Harold Gallery in Tahoe City California want to promote this clay. I need to get to the point where I can take it to the foundry to get a bid on it so we can set a selling price.

Friday, March 31, 2017

I'm Done Moving Next Week Back to Sculpting

One month after starting my move, from the old home and studio, I'm finally finished moving. Now going through boxes and sorting and saving. I can take my time with that. I want to start sculpting next week. this weekend.. I'm sleeping.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Next to Last Day Moving the Studio

Got a late start at the studio today. Donna Evans is a volunteer Ambulance person and she had to make a run to Bozeman. We got started about 1 pm today. My task was to go through the last of the stuff, tools and pictures and reference materials and separating them into boxes. Then we loaded up a couple of tables, fans and boxes to take to my house. The whole front of the studio is cleaned and cleared out. The back part still cluttered but after today it's down to just a few things left to move. I'm so excited because the house has lots of room even after all that was delivered today. Tomorrow will be the final day of the move.. then it's my turn to go through all that I have in the house and in my storage shed. Once again trashing and saving.

4 AM In My New Digs

Old people sleep in 2 to 3 hour segments. I slept for 3 hours and got up to get a drink of water, and step outside for a breathe of fresh air. 41 degrees outside and is was just wonderful with rain. Love the smell of rain. I'm surprised at how quit this house is. Windy or Rainy, it's just so quite. Well, time for me to head back to bed. Hope all of you have an amazing next to last day of March 2017.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Clearing the Old Studio and Setting up the New Studio

Another day of moving, but the end is in view. Moving out of the old studio, and into my new home. Believe me I'm throwing so much away. Amazing over the past 17 years how much I collected so much useless crap. A lot of old expired computer floppy disks.. and programs. Reference material printed out for projects and kept piling up.. I'd say, 80 percent of the stuff in the studio has now found a home at the town's dump.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Starting The Move From the Studio And A Story With A Happy Ending

Another Day of Moving.. found a Sailor Hat that I wore in the Navy that Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller both signed. Cleared out the boxes.. Started bringing stuff from the studio.. My Radial Arm Saw fell out of the back of the truck bringing it to my house... Happy ending, Cooper Taylor saw it happen.. Picked up the saw and what was left of the table it was on.. and once he found out the saw belonged to me, He brought it right over. Thanks very much Cooper..

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nearly Done with Boxes Soon My Studio Boxes Will Take Their Place

Today we had an all out attack on the stacks of boxes.. and we are near the end of the stuff from the old house. Tomorrow we will clear up the remainder of what's in my living room. When I say we, I mean three people are helping me Donna Evans and her two boys Arlis and Ellis. Man I couldn't have done this without them. Donna is a volunteer on the Ennis Ambulance and she was called away early to help transport a patient to Bozeman.. But the Two boys stuck it out. Tomorrow, we try to finish the house then head over to the studio to start bringing that over to the house.

Monday, March 20, 2017

First Day of Moving From My Studio To the House

Monday and I'm just taking the first steps to moving from my studio in the Ennis Trade Center to my house, about a distance of 2 miles. It's going to be a long week for sure.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Unpacking and Trashing Still

slow process. I have to make room for the stuff from my studio.. which is separate from my old house. I have some items that need space and I need to open that space up. I feel I'm finding me as I go through my piles of stuff... Nothing "American Pickers" would be looking for.. Just plain stuff. It's all going to take time and I hope I can wedge sculpting in there somewhere.

Friday, March 10, 2017

My New Studio Taking Shape Back on Clays Soon

Finally fully moved out of my old house and able to get my current house's studio set up. I hope to be back into my clay again this coming week. I have the horse Instructional DVD to continue work on and who knows what else is in my future of creation.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Moving Update

Till you actually move, you just don't realize the things your life collects.. The feeling I have right now.. now it's time to find myself again in putting things away.. this was created on Friday of last week.. I was without the internet till today.. so I just got a chance to up load it.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A New Home And Studio in My Montana Home

I've spent the last 30 days looking for a new place to live. Just found it a couple of weeks ago.. and got the keys to the house today. So now I start to move and soon my studio will be up and going.. I'm very excited about this new part of my life. My son Jason may be able to come up and help me move and set up my new digs.. Haven't been able to see him for a few years.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I'm Moving

Been a long time since I've actually sculpted anything. A lot of reasons why... For the past 4 weeks I've been looking for a new home to live in. Found one and now I'm preparing to pack up 30 years of memories in the house I'm in now and move into a new one. It's not been an easy year so far. I probably still have a month for moving and setting up. I will be back

Saturday, February 4, 2017

1880s Cowboy Setup Shot for MMM Talent Agency in 2009

From a video shoot I did in June of 2009 for the MMM Talent Agency, located here in Ennis Montana. I took the opportunity to take reference shots for a clay I was working on back then called, Somewhere a Cowboy's Walkin.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Buy The Full Set of My Instructional DVDs and Get a 10th Unlisted DVD FREE

DAVID LEMON'S INSTRUCTIONAL DVDs ON HOW TO CREATE IN CLAY For all my new friends on Facebook, I want you to know I am selling Instructional DVDs on Sculpting. Look at a Review of my individual Instructional DVDs in the link I've included below. I show how to Purchase my DVDs in each video. I've also included at the bottom of the list, for those wishing to buy all 9 of my DVDs, a selection that will allow you to purchase them with one click. You'll not be charged for mailing. A savings of $62.55. As a Added Bonus you get a 10th unlisted Instructional DVD for FREE. Click Link to see a review of all my offered individual Instructional DVDs.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Making a Hot Box for Softening Plasticine Clay

I made this video in December 2009. I thought it was worth re-posting it now. Hope this video helps everyone who use Plasticine Clays.

Friday, January 13, 2017

I Screwed up on my Purchasing Area for my Instructional DVDs - It Is Now...

I've fixed my Purchase my Instructional DVDs area so now you can actually purchase one or more of my DVDs. I screwed up when I updated my Purchase Drop Down area the 1st of January. I didn't add a PayPal button so you could actually purchase my DVDs.. This was brought to my attention last night in an email to me from someone trying to buy my DVD on Creating Sweet Grass.. The button is added and the problem is fixed...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse Starting the head and Neck

Starting the skull of the horse. I first make a scale printout of the head of a horse using my publishing program, Printmaster Gold 18.. It's a publishing program that can be purchased online. I'm more detailed in creating the skull because the skull is so close to the surface of the horses face.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Starting the Horses Body In My 10th Instructional DVD

I start to form the body of the horse in this video. This is my 10th Instructional DVD. I have 9 others that can be reviewed by clicking the link below this video in the YouTube Description Area.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Another Short Preview Of My 10th DVD In Production

Continuing to work on the 10th Instructional DVD. Creating a Horse in Clay. I briefly show me talking about tools.. Reference material, as well as showing the bones created in the back right leg of the horse.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 video opening for My Videos This Year

Just made a new intro for my 2017 videos.. Thought I'd give everyone a preview of this Opening

My Instructional DVDs New Pricing as Well as How To Purchase Them

Well the Christmas and December 2016 sale is over. I've changed the pricing of my Instructional DVDs to include the mailing costs. Mailing costs are the same for everyone, no matter the country. I added at the bottom of the list of available DVDs a selection where if you want to buy them all, you can at a $64 Discount. There is no mailing cost on purchasing all my DVDs. Happy New Year Everyone.