I can see this is a new site, thus not much going on. I hope to be able to help change that since I think figurative sculptures need a separate site like this one. With sculptors like Richard McDonald inspiring young artists (and not so young as well) to turn to figurative art, I feel than many more artists will be looking for a site like this. I feel that a kind of modern figurative art will always be popular. Figurative appeals to all tastes-- once again, if done well.
At a very early age, I studied under some locally important artists in New Mexico (one who has a "School of" title) and was the assistant for around 7 years to an artist who made 2 full sized bronze sculptures of dinosaurs who were very large 18X20 feet in one case, and cast at Shidonii, and Wasatch Bronze (as well as many more in Fiberglas). I was a full time sculptor at that time, between the ages of 22, and 30. I won an prize normally given to architects, studied art at the University of New Mexico, and then had to deal with the real world of bill paying and so on. I also never made enough money to gain access to bronze again. So there is a very large gap in my resume. Many years went by. Too many. After working at a place for 10 years, I was suddenly "let go" in the worst part of the recession, and had to make some major decisions about how I was to begin living my life over again. I decided to become a sculptor again; to start at the bottom. It has been slow going, and I am beginning some human figures now. My finished pieces are now in Bronze. This is not a human figure but it is a sample of the work I am doing now. I wanted to maintain my drawing style, and work in a kind of easy loose fashion. I love motion and animation. I would like to produce sculpture that tells a story, even though the story might be something personal to me.
At the moment, my output is small. I must still work to survive, and don't have all that much time for art. Galleries have been very nice to me. I have not been rejected by any I asked, but I am waiting to get about 10 pieces together before approaching a really good gallery.
Maybe someone can answer this? What is the typical output for a sculptor? My pieces take me about 45 days to sculpt. Much of this is because of the time it takes to go to my "day job." I feel I would be Lucky to sculpt 10 a year. This year, I feel I would be lucky to produce 5. That might be slow, but I simply must make sure that I am accurate with the muscles and so forth. Even so, In some cases, I fall flat and am always on the look for mental laziness. (Yes, I am something of a perfectionist, and I am my own worst critic).
These are my most recent finished sculptures (as you can see, they are not human figures). With some luck, the next one I will put up will be a human. http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a111/ ... 0_0023.jpghttp://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a111/ ... 0_0018.jpg