"Ruffian"

2014   9" x 20" x 8"   Video   Blog Post

Final shot.
Final shot.

He waves his knife around, and his head turns as well.

Side shot.
Side shot.
Close shot.
Close shot.
Head shot.
Head shot.
His shoes
His shoes
His handmade knife.
His handmade knife.
His body in progress.
His body in progress.
Sculpting the head.
Sculpting the head.

I use a custom mix of polymer clay.

His body before painting.
His body before painting.
More progress.
More progress.

I used 2 precision bearings in his neck.

The mechanism inside his chest.
The mechanism inside his chest.
Drawing of the mechanism.
Drawing of the mechanism.
Two cams and levers.
Two cams and levers.
The compact mechanism.
The compact mechanism.