For inquiries on character creation email Shanna directly: shannahamilton@shaw.ca
The Rise of Venus

The vision: The rise of Venus came to me instantaneously. I had never before sculpted and this character wanted life. She is the essence of Earth and the make up of all that lies deep within her. I wanted to portray a natural and raw effect placing emphasize on her nature but also accentuating her purity and innocence, along with her strength and elegance.


Design process: No sketches, I went straight for the build. I knew what I wanted and began piecing together the base by using recycled objects. Once the structure looked right I began taping the entire body, covering her like a mummy. Her hair is made up of paper covered in tape that I crimped up in my hands to portray a seaweed effect. From there I made a mixture of paper and plaster and covered the body. For each layer it took several days to dry. Once this process was done I applied more plaster to set the raw materials (shells, sand) and then chose my colour scheme. I wanted her to look like she was surfacing, so left her face pale and dripped blues over her body indicating her rise out of the ocean. Gold leafing detailed the ends of her hair while sand was dusted over her crown and face, with traces down her neck and breasts. This is the moment she takes her first breath and rises from the deep.

$2400 

serious inquiries only email: shannahamilton@shaw.ca





The Maiden

The vision: The maiden came to me after creating the rise of Venus. A story line was taking place in my mind and she is the result of the Venus in human form. I wanted to portray her beauty and femininity, revealing traces of the ocean within her. And what better way then to drape it over her body and wear it as a dress.

Design process: I used pieces of a wooden art figure model to form the shape and base. I then created the head and arms out of paper, tape and a mixture of paper and plaster for the surface. Once she was sculpted and hardened, I sanded her carefully and glued on the paper to form her dress. Once the flow looked right, I applied the plaster mixture to the dress in layers, allowing each layer to harden.I then chose my colour scheme to match her raw form (the rise of the Venus) applying traces of sand in her hair and at her feet, as though she just walked out of the ocean waves.
I wanted to reflect the innocence about her, with a poise of wonder and curiosity. This is where she takes her first steps out of the deep and into the world before her, with the ocean as her dress.

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Falcon

The vision: to create a human-like guardian that is protector of the sacred seed and falls in love with the Maiden. He must be handsome, mysterious and strong but also have the ability to blend into the forest. 

Design process:  I used pieces of a wooden art figure model to form the shape and base. I then created the head and arms out of paper, tape and a mixture of paper and plaster for the surface. I chose my colour scheme to resemble skin of a birch tree. Falcon has the power to be invisible and has retractable titanium blades that are located on his shoulder blades for protection.

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Mystique Cedar

The vision: To create a feminine character that represents the essence of ancient forest and magic. With the power to draw on the earth's elements and creatures of 
the forest, she is the guardian to the sacred seed and protector of the maiden.

Design process: I used pieces of a wooden art figure model to form the shape and base. I then created the head and arms out of paper, tape and a mixture of paper and plaster for the surface. I chose my colour scheme to represent ancient growth, adding details to the head and hands using twigs, paint and gold leafing. The fingers stretch out like lasso's, ready to strike any opposition. A great owl rests on her shoulder, an animal spirit that helps to fulfill her magical tasks.

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Dom and the Great Eagle

The vision: To create a masculine character that represents the essence of ancient forest and guardianship. With the power to draw on the earth's elements and creatures of the forest, he is the great eagle.

Design process:  I used pieces of a wooden art figure model to form the shape and base. I then created the head and arms out of roots from an ancient growth, and a mixture of paper and plaster for the surface of his body. I chose my colour scheme to represent ancient growth and minerals of the earth, adding details to the head and hands using root, paint and gold leafing. The eagle was created out of paper and was placed at the peak of the structure indicating its power and magnificence.


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