Need help with mould

Hey everyone  i am looking for some assistance or advice i have created a sculpture for a project i am working on and would like to reproduce it what would be the best  mould to use to be able to reproduce this ,i have added 2 images of my sculpture if it helps at all  any and all help would be greatly appreciated

Posted by FrancesS3 3 years ago


Mechanical wall sculptures

These mechanical sculptures by Brett Dickins are awesome. I'd really love to see his workshop with a bunch of these moving at once. via BoingBoing

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Fantastic paper sculptures (Russian)

You just have to click things

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


New Contest involving Kinetic Wind Sculptures

I would like to see a new contest involving the construction of kinetic wind sculptures

Posted by roweathers 6 years ago


bone sculptures

Anyone interested in maybe an instructable  on bone sculpture? i ve been making a few sculptures and if anyone would like i can put something together heres one i did  keith

Posted by rodgerbooth 3 years ago


Beautiful sculptures made from pencils, part 2

While looking up more info about the pencil sculptures in the first post, I came across this exhibit from Faber-Castell's 100th anniversary. Once again it's cool to see what people can make with some simple materials.link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


3d computer generated sculpture

Hey guys im reading this sci-fi novel. "Spook Country" there is a cool idea in it. the technology sounds just possible. A computer games artist has made a three d picture of the dead river phoenix which can be viewed via a helmet and uses gps to have the image only appear when you stand near where he died.So you can walk around the non-existen dead actors body..What a notion. Is it possible.

Posted by maninamousesuit 10 years ago


Mind-Blowing Sand Sculptures!

I just found these on a news website and thought that I would share it! These are some sand sculptures that were made in Australia a few weeks ago...They are absolutely dazzling! They are the biggest and best sand sculptures I have ever seen! Hope you like them!

Posted by vishalapr 7 years ago


3D relief Keystone image of Violin and Microscope to place on building about 1 ft square

Would like to stick on side of a building these images for art and science.  Can someone make these in wood  or stone rather than casting them in cement?   Does this make sense?

Posted by ronjoebon 4 years ago


1 inch glass rods

I have 8 glass rods, 1 inch diameter and 4 to 6 feet long.  Believe it or not, they were rods in the master closet of a 60's house we purchased 10 years ago.  I still can't think of anything to do with them, but would love to make some kind of garden installation.  We are VERY skilled.  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Posted by charlottenc 7 years ago


Amazing Snow Sculptures

Over in Japan, the 60th annual Sapporo Snow Festival is going on and there are some awesome sculptures in it. My sister-in-law is from there and told me stories of this happening, but I haven't seen photos from it until now. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Magnet Sculpture Kit - 20% Discount for Instructables Community

We've worked out a deal with the fine people at the Maker Shed for you to receive a 20% discount on the Magnet Sculpture Kit until December 19. We'll be sharing this deal in the upcoming newsletter, but you can get it now. After ordering, use this coupon code: MAGNETICSee the Instructable here: Make a Magnet SculptureMagnetic Sculpture kit from Collin Cunningham on Vimeo.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Sculpture contest- Win a patch!

Sculpture contest. A simple contest where you have to make a sculpture, out of anything; Bottles, paper, card, metal, plumbing parts, sand, knex, lego, or pretty much ANYTHING you can find! Like I said above, you can make you're sculpture out of anything you can find really, and it can be big or small. Come on, have a go! It'll be fun! You could even win a patch! :-) Some rules: Must be a sculpture (Duhh!) Can be made out of anything Can be however big or small as you want You're sculpture must be entered by 7 Febuary 2010 (Thats 2 weeks to complete it) Must have been made AFTER the start of this contest There are some examples of sculptures below, some made out of household junk, others made out of highly priced steel other highly priced stuff :-P So, are you going to enter? Of course you are! Woo! Then get crackin' on your sculptures!

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


Hand-blown Sculpture Amazes, Illuminates

Take a good look at these crazy and beautiful hand-blown light sculptures. Prices are in the range of $200 - $1,300 and look like they're not recommended if you have small kids in the house, but hey, they come with a free filament replacement. artist pagevia BoingBoing

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Beavis And Butt-Head Life-Like Sculptures

I had to share this.... See close up images HERE at MTV.

Posted by canucksgirl 6 years ago


Ice Art Alaska Team Member: Jesse Tyler Walton

I am an artist living in San Francisco's Dogpatch. My work mainly consists of sculpture, installation, kinetic sculpture, drawing, animation, and printmaking. I am currently attending The San Francisco Art Institute for an MFA in sculpture. I received a BFA in printmaking and a minor in German from The University of Iowa in 2003.

Posted by astrodogxxiv 10 years ago


Amazing Wood Sculptures of Mechanical Items

Mike Rea makes amazing wooden sculptures of items that recreate the form and absolutely none of the function, but that doesn't stop them from being wonderful pieces to look at. Whether it's a set of musical instruments, a tank, a mech walker, or many other things, his work deserves a good look.Fecal Face (a great art site from SF) does a nice interview with loads of pics here.via Make

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Beautiful sculptures made from pencils

Jennifer Maestre makes some insanely cool stuff with colored pencils. The pencils aren't used to create the art, they are a part of it. Sea urchins and fantastical creatures get reimagined as colorful spiky sculptures and to think that she didn't even go to an art school until she was in her 30's. Check out the interview with Jennifer that has lots of cool new works as well as her own site that has lots of pieces from the past few years.See more pencil art here.via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Multiple Circuits to one power source

I am working on finalizing a circuit bent sculpture I've done for my undergrad thesis. I have three circuit bent items, each with it's own battery source within the sculpture. Here is my dilemma: normally I plug in the batteries when I show it to someone, then promptly take them out, but for my gallery show, the sculpture will be turned on for an extended period of time each day, in my absence. What I would like to do is connect all circuits to one battery source or AC power. After that I can add a switch so that the gallery attendant can turn in on/off as needed. I am looking for any tips on how to do this. As of now, one runs on a 4-AA pack, one on a 2-AA pack, and the last on a 9-volt. Adding these together I am getting 18V(?) and I have an old laptop adaptor that has an output of 18.5 volts. I have a video of the piece functioning if anyone is interested. Thanks for your help (in advance).

Posted by idaholaura 9 years ago


Junk Art

Can any member please post some junk art lessons here on instructables ? I attach a picture of a head made by Mr.Gabriel Dishaw. As you see they are making great things. please teach us. http://gabrieldishaw.com

Posted by goldenshuttle 5 years ago


stone cutting

I have yet to use a laser to create my work. I wish I could and if I did, this is what I would create: switch plate art, I call it"splart" right now I use diamonds and carbide on old Ohio barn slate. This is created with disposible hand drawn templates. A fine wet surface grind to finish and a coat of waterbase poly. A very basic "instuctable," This is my entry. I am: http://www.splart.com

Posted by splart 10 years ago


Sweet Sand Sculptures

Sand sculptures always amaze me. The good ones, I mean. Mine never progressed much beyond noble walls that were crushed by high tide, but it's great to see that other people kept up with it and can get such amazing results from such a finicky material."Fairy tales and legends" is the theme of this year's World Sand Sculpture Festival now underway at the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori prefecture. On display (until May 31) are 19 massive works crafted by world-class sculptors from ten nations. The artists used around 2,700 tons of sand and took about two weeks to complete their works. World Sand Sculpture Festival

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Sculptural Crochet Primer

Here SuperNaturale features a curiosity cabinet of crochet figures, thus illustrating the basic elements which combine to form sculptural crochet.Much like a traditional Wunderkammer, the pieces are divided into subgroups, each of which explores a certain variable.I'm struck by the beauty obtained by using simple stitches and one color to make a striking, strangely biologically-evocative piece of artcraft. It's obviously left me with a loss for words.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Iron Man 2 Kinetic Sculpture?

For those who have seen Iron Man 2: In that one scene where Tony is in an office with Pepper on the desk there's that sculpture on her desk. I did some research (A.K.A googling it) and found that it's called the Swinging Stick Sculpture. Do you think its possible to construct one out of wood? It would be so awesome :P

Posted by squirrelMLM 8 years ago


World's Largest Snow Sculpture

Living in the bay area in California, I have access to now in Lake Tahoe, but we get no fluffy stuff to look out at in the morning. I love being able to wear light jackets in January, but sometimes I miss getting all bundled up and sledding or making Easter Island style snowguys on the front yard.So seeing this massive snow sculpture from China makes me want to just hit the slopes for a few weeks. Workers sculpt "Romantic Feelings", which will debut at the 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin of Heilongjiang Province, China, on Dec 17. "Romantic Feelings", measuring approximately 115 feet high and 656 feet long, is designed to be the world's largest snow sculpture. The 20th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo starts on Dec. 20 at the city's Sun Island Scenic Area. (Getty Images/China Photos) ilnk with more picsvia Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


The Forevertron

Wow, just wow. Big, right? Personally being a huge fan of everything steampunk, this is truly an awesome sculpture. The artist goes by the name of Dr.Evermor, and he calls his creation the Forevertron. I wish somebody could get him to join the community, I think he could make some great 'ibles (or at the very least, slideshows). Link at Boingboing

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago


Lego Creations

I came across not one, but two very cool Lego sculptures. The first is a perfect rendering of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, one of the most famous houses in architecture. Make sure to check out the original pictures of the house along with the Lego reproduction if you haven't seen the house before.The second is a must-see for all Star Wars fans: a nearly 4,000 piece, $400 dollar Lego Death Star diorama. It comes complete with Lego-ized versions of all of the major characters and depicts 14 scenes from the IV and VI. Bad news for all you Jar Jar Binks fans, though: Lego Jar Jar is not included in this set.Villa Savoye via MakeDeath Star

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Animals from old electronic parts

While browsing earlier I came across this gorgeous collection of animals made from electronic parts which features, among others, an owl, a deer, a horse, a flamingo, and a theropod (my guess is T. Rex, but who am I to say?). Gears become joints, springs become necks, wires become hair, chips become feet. The attention to detail and overall construction is incredible. I wish I could track down the creator, but I haven't been able to find out who made them or when. Anyone? EDIT: the author is Ann P. Smith. Thanks, Andib!Link via Arts design blog

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Ideas for a wire chess set.

I was thinking about doing a wire chess set. Since it was suggested by CaitlinsDad over here: https://www.instructables.com/community/Requesting-feedback-on-a-Fire-Breathing-Dragon-tes/ Came up with this. These are rough (obviously), the rook should have crenelations and I did the king and queen in the same piece. It's like 5 AM and my fingers hurt from working on a wire Nine Tailed Fox (from Naruto) for my son. So, I took a short cut. The picture should make it clear how I'm planning to make things look. The knight is abstract, it always bothers me when the horse is the only thing with any detail. The pawn is about 1/2" x 1" tall, the queen would be just under 2" tall, the king is about 2 1/4" tall, both by 1" wide, the other 3 are about 1 1/2" x 3/4". It is done in 18g galvanized steel. Anybody still reading? Great! I'd love to get some feedback, good, bad, anything to either confirm it is just the best thing ever OR how it could be improved towards that goal. So don't hold back. Cheers.

Posted by Thrasym 5 years ago


My New ETSY Shop - my work is now for sale!

Hi All, I thought I would let you know that I've opened a little shop on Etsy so I can sell some of the pieces I have been making. Click this link to see what I have up for sale, and please comment and share. Especially share with anyone you might know who has heaps of money and exquisite taste. I can ship to anywhere, so share with everyone, everywhere. http://www.etsy.com/au/shop/deBurghSteel Some of you will be familiar with my steel vases - I've done a couple of Ibles on them over the years. They are the main theme of my shop, but I'm forcing myself to try new stuff and keep the shop as interesting as I can. This has been a really interesting process, and I would recommend it to any Instrucablers who make more stuff than they can use. Having someone pay actual money for what we do for fun is such a blast. It was an absolute thrill to get my first sale. If you have any criticism, ideas, challenges, or anything; please comment. I'd love to hear from you. If you have any questions; please feel free to ask. All the best, Cammers, de Burgh STEEL

Posted by cammers 4 years ago


Long-running clockwork sculpture

The craftsmanship that went into building this clock is really spectacular! Everything was designed by the artist, from the movement to the machining of components.The woodwork is oak and the brass imagery was acid-etched.

Posted by zazenergy 7 years ago


Edgar Allan Poe Paper Sculpture Hanging

This Edgar Allan Poe hanging mixed media sculpture was created from a cereal box and paper. The art piece measures 6.5 inches long by 6.5 inches wide (wingspan). The images are digital stamps from Smeared Ink. See my blog for more information about this paper crafted dangle.

Posted by wendylynns paper whims 6 years ago


kynetic light sculpture: Looking 4 Life

Here are some pictures of my latest project I felt like sharing. a kynetic sculpture that moves & bends in ALL directions in random movements or complicated (semi random) patterns. it is made out of acrylic, aluminum and stainless. it runs on three electromotors. two motors to move the arm around and one for the highspeed rotating disc at the end. (disc is actual a flashlight frisbee:). everything was fabricated by myself. title: Looking 4 Life enjoy! pictures by Ingebor Lukkien sculpture by Kees Klaassen, In Kees of Metals

Posted by in kees of metal 8 years ago


Wooden Bird Sculptures For Sale

All of My Hand Carved "Birds in Flight" are wonderful gifts to give for any occasion, especially for art lovers, and those who are hard to please. Who wouldn't want a beautiful, lifelike,life size bird sculpture of their own to display with pride, especially since You never need to clean their cage ? Please contact me with any special orders as I am sure I can create the Bird You love most, in a flying pose. This sort of carving is very rare, with wings open, and are made with all the love and care I can possibly conjur up.Each Piece is Unique sculpture, and original, never duplicated, one of a kind Sculpture, and sure to be a great conversation piece !Please contact PoconoPat@gmail.com for More details and prices.Thank You !See more of My artwork Here !http://www.woodenbirdsinflight.art.officelive.com

Posted by PoconoPat 10 years ago


Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!'''Link''' via the Daily Mail

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


theo jansen

Does anybody know the exact dimensions of theo jansen kinetic sculpture's legs? On a video theo jansen said that 11 different dimensions would work, but 1 was the best. Does anybody know the dimensions? I'm going to build a solar version just to impress people in this solar contest.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Cement cover over paper (mache) sculpture?

Ok, this might sound as a stupid idea, but i was reading about Papercrete today which sounds fascinating and i will have a try on it. But then this other weird idea came up to me.....i want to make something like a giant rock, and i thought perhaps instead of using papercrete, what if i made the whole giant rock with just paper pulp and then cover it up with cement so it could be waterproof ? is that possible? please give me your thoughts

Posted by Ιστορία ΕλληνικούΚ 3 years ago


Cotton Monster

Don't get these monsters confused with stuffed animals.  Created from the mind of artist Jennifer Strunge, these Cotton Monsters are intended to be soft sculptures for use by adults.  She uses recycled cotton and linens when forming these cuddly little monsters. Little Known Fact: The cotton monsters might seem like carnivorous animals, but they are actually vegetarians and their favorite food is broccoli!!

Posted by Carleyy 7 years ago


Snailhouse

Like the Old Woman who lived in a Shoe, only far cooler, here is a house made from a snailshell. (OK it is not a real snail shell, it is a sculpture, but I don't care. It's amazing work.)A few more pictures here

Posted by rachel 9 years ago


Paper plane street art mixes 2D with 3D

Really enjoying this street art that looks like paper airplanes that are flying on the side of a building pop off and land in the ground in front. This was done by Said Dorkins in Mexico City. According to the artist: "This intervention is a way to make a satirical reflection on the mechanisms of threat and power in which we are engaged, the political farces and scenarios created at the expense of the suffering and disruption of others. You may be asked for some within spheres of power, to destroy people, buildings, communities, as if it were a game, the movement of a chess piece or throw a dart on a cork." Street Art At Its Best: Said Dokins' Avionazo en la Plazuela

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Requesting feedback on a Fire Breathing Dragon test I did in metal wire.

I did this as a test, so no need to grind my gears about the lack of detail or the unfinished wings. Of course, if you feel passionately about it, feel free to grind my gears good and hard. I'd still like to know what ya'll think. Go to the link below for much larger pic if the thumb interests you at all...the thumb is almost useless. http://imageshack.us/a/img267/5623/firetesta.jpg Size wise, in its pose, there's just over 8" between wing tips, just over 5" head to tail, the "stream of fire" is about 5" long out of the mouth...the head is only 3/8" long by 3/16" wide. Made it with some stiffer than I'd expect steel wire I got at the dollar store ages ago, it's about half a millimeter wide...so it's around 24/25 AW/SW gauge I guess. The legs do look a little awkward in the picture, not at all in the hand or other pictures...but I couldn't get them to look right at the viewing angle I wanted to show...so anyway. Imagine it flying overhead burning a village or cooking a cow for dinner. Cheers.

Posted by Thrasym 5 years ago


What are these tools used for?

Anybody out there have any idea what this set of tools would be used for? I was thinking maybe glass sculpture or clay sculpture work? Wood handles with brass shafts/heads. Approx 9-1/2" long overall.

Posted by stephenj007 1 year ago


Elephante Mechanique

The enormous mechanical animal sculptures being made in Nantes, France are better described (at least for English speakers) and imaged by Dark Roasted Blend than on their own website. If I had worlds enough and time! I've never been to Europe aside from a couple weeks in London. I never really had an interest... until now!

Posted by rachel 10 years ago


Kinetic Grand Championship 2008

I don't know how I managed to overlook this one, but last Memorial Day weekend was the Kinetic Grand Championship 2008. Competitors braved land, sea and.... errr.... hils, to battle it out to the finish line.To see it, is to believe it.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Interactive lights with sensors and such

I am currently working of my BFA in sculpture and I have a couple of gallery shows coming up and it would seem that my ideas are bigger than my knowledge base (which is okay by me, but sometimes frustrating). My current work revolves around posthumanism and I am working to blur the lines between human and machine, working with circuitry, xrays, and prosthetics. I have one set of work that I am currently a bit stumped with. I have three copper PCB boards that I am going to etch into circuits, but the lines of the circuits will resemble human faces. Each board has a character: the introvert, the extrovert, and the antagonist. The introvert will be silent, but I want the lights that glow behind it to flicker faster, or get brighter when the viewer nears. Essentially, he is quiet, but has a LED driven anxiety attack when people approach. I did this with a dark sensitive photosensor thinking that the viewers shadows would activate the light. While it worked in my living room, I realized that the gallery lighting would not lend itself to this method. So my next thought was a theremin that had light output instead of sound output. Possible? The next two will make sound and light. The extrovert needs to seek attention. I was hoping to figure out something that would talk back when something is making noise around it. So it would need to pick up the vibrations of someone talking about my work, or possibly even their footsteps, and then begin to "talk back" (lighting up and making noise). Intstead of sensing vibrations I was thinking that proximity might be easier so maybe an IR sensor. (?) The last one hate the second one. I was thinking I might be able to do something like this with a kit I have that allows me to plug one circuit into another, , where I would have it sense the light or sound coming from the extrovert and in turn verbally assault him. However,it is not a definite go, still lots of kinks so I am up for any solutions. I hope this is somewhat coherent to you. If you could give me any leads on where to start, or any places to get good information/products, that would be immensely appreciated. Thanks for your time!

Posted by idaholaura 9 years ago


How many steps are too many? Having trouble toning down my picture count.

I don't want to start up another "I'm not a fan of the picture layout" thread. That's why I posted this here, not in another section of the forums since my instructibles are crafty or arty and those are the types that tend to have more pictures, from what I've seen. Instead I'm trying to work within the system. Motivated to get back into it by some of the interest I've received  still getting subscribers, which warms my wittle heart. To that end, my praying mantis is finished, just need to photograph the final result. The instructions were all written just before the site switched over the picture layout though, and the process seems to require lots of pictures, I can't seem to remove enough pictures from the 'ible to make it fit with a few steps with only a few pictures in each. Wondering what peoples opinions are on the length and depth of instruction in an instructible are? Wondering if you'd rather 10 to 15 pictures in one step, with a couple paragraphs of instructions below that you'd have to scroll up and down repeatedly for, going in and out of pictures to see the picture tags so you understand what is being written, etc...OR...would you prefer to go through 3 to 5 times the number of steps with only a couple pics per page, with a single paragraph of text instructions BUT where you'd have to go through multiple steps (multiple pages) to see how a fairly simple part of the process is done? I figure I'd need to reduce the number of pictures posted in each step. Because looking at my wire octopus 'ible, it's a really hard read these days. My thoughts are 3 to 6 pictures per step, max. That leaves me with what will end up as a 30+ step 'ible for my current praying mantis 'ible. So... I'm tempted to just post up a few work in progress shots with a decent text explanation and leave it to the reader to picture the majority of it in their minds.

Posted by Thrasym 5 years ago


Autodesk is sponsoring a kinetic sculpture contest!

We're kicking off a fantastic contest Monday with some incredible prizes from Autodesk! Create any kinetic sculpture (yes, any - it may be powered by anything you like, so long as it moves) and enter your Instructable for a chance at winning some prizes that will make you the envy of many many people. Get working now and enter your mind blowingly cool Instructable. The competition will be fierce on this one. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Top prize is copy of Autodesk Inventor + Inventor Publisher, second prize is Autodesk Sketchbook Pro!  Check out the prizes at http://usa.autodesk.com/ and look for free apps and downloads as well as trial versions of some software.  This contest is open to international entries. 

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


Request for feedback on my new wire sculpture instructable.

Hey folks, I just submitted my first set of instructions to the site. I was hoping I could get some feedback before posting the next one. If you could let me know what you think, it would be most appreciated. Good, Bad, the Ugly, what have you. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-wire-octopus-sculpture-simplified/ I'm mostly interested in how the information is received. If the instructions are clear, if the pictures help, if anything is missing, etc. 

Posted by Thrasym 6 years ago


Magnetic Levitation Sculpture for sale on kickstarter!

You may have seen my award winning Magnetic Levitation Sculpture instructables project. (Won the Magnetic Challenge contest, and hoping to win the Epilog laser challenge!) Kits are now up on Kickstarter if anyone wants to get one.  There's many models to choose from, depending on how much you want to back my project, including a limited edition acrylic version.  They will be available for sale after the kickstarter project is finished funding (for an additional $10 plus shipping and handling) if you'd rather wait! Thanks for your time!   John

Posted by jfehr67 7 years ago


Oh Crikey!

These guys may not have thought of everything but I can't think of anything else you could add to it right now. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/mar/28/science-kinetic-sculpture-video It's over 9 minutes long. From a duck to a skeleton to a robot dinosaur: scientists created this fabulous kinetic sculpture, called On the Move, to demonstrate to children the concept of energy transfer. The Launchpad team at London's Science Museum and Engineered Arts Ltd created this cause-and-effect chain of events in a warehouse in Cornwall. No soft toys were injured in the making of this film L

Posted by lemonie 6 years ago