Elephant work in progress, Stéphanie Kilgast

Elephant work in progress, Stéphanie Kilgast

Pfff haha… hmm
Bad pun in the title just up there.
Got it? (sculpting a head and ahead…)
This time, cheery me is back and the gloomy emotional me is somewhere tucked in a drawer in the back of my head.
Relieved? Yeah, me too.
Sometimes, I find it so odd, how much saying the things that nag at you out loud, can so dramatically help.
After a tear rich day and poem last time, I finally felt like sculpting again.
So have started working on an elephant! Yaay!
You can see it unfold soon enough, especially if you follow me on instagram or facebook.

I’m also very much trying to be nice with myself, by taking it slow and accepting lazy me to peek out.
I think I have not allowed myself to rest much last year, out of fear of depression, as when I create, I don’t think, hence I’m happy.
So facing the empty and my head can lead to difficult situations.
Thus why I am usually so incredibly productive. It is out of sheer necessity, to stay sane.

But, let’s put the gloom aside and go back to my elephant.
It’s a she (of course! I only sculpt females) and she has no name yet. I will find an elvish one that fits her, so it’ll be a continuation of Valanistima and Beriana.
It’s a pattern and project I enjoy.
Lady elephant, if all goes well, is going to be partly a tree. Oh how exciting!
The idea came up when chit-chatting with JY, who wanted to paint something and decided on an elephant. His idea and drawing ended waaay too gory for me to share with you. What is it with guys and gory stuff? Seriously?
But within all the talk, the idea came up and I just sculpted away.

Right now, I’m working on her legs, I still need to work on her body, ears and of course add more details and paint at the end.
Such sculptures are usually rather big things to do.

Hope you like her 🙂


16 thoughts on “Sculpting A-head.

  • January 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    The details of her face and trunk are amazing. I noticed the tree like leg and you confirmed it in your text, wonder if one of the ears is going to be leaf-y?! 🙂
    She looks like an Esmeralda or maybe Seraphina 🙂

    • January 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      I’m not sure yet about the ears, I tend to sculpt in a sort of flow 😀
      And thank you!

  • January 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    But..but… where’s the gory stuff? 🙂
    Seriously, glad you’re happy!
    I was thinking that focusing on all bad things is not too good, even though lots need to be said and shared on the current state the earth is in, it is good to be able to focus on positive things, and just feel happy…

    • January 14, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Yeah, the problem is really my brain. I might be fed, loved and healthy, I might still fall into depression or be really mean to myself.
      The issues with the world are not things that bother me on a daily personal level, if that makes sense 🙂
      If JY ever does the painting, I’ll show you. But you’ve been warned…

  • January 14, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    It’s do great, that you are sculpturing again! Can’t wait to see the elephant finished!

  • January 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    OMG! How beautiful! Your work is like magic 🙂

  • January 14, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Your lady elephant already look amazing!
    Curious to see the rest of the progress!

  • January 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    She is amazing!!!! She has a story to tell. I love the ears as they are!!!!!! … won’t you just leave them as they are ….???????……??????.?….?..?..?..???…..
    I can also see some other animals coming soon, sculpted in the same stile. And trees. … and objects. And you could use them for making different stories – introducing another creative form of art, writing, making films. All as a long term “project” *she said this very carefully since in this case the word “project” does not have the meaning “work harder/push yourself but rather relax/enjoy yourself and let your creativity fly.

  • January 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Fantastic elephant. I only noticed the leg after I read about it and looked carefully 🙂

  • January 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    The elephant seems amazing! I already love her!

  • January 15, 2016 at 5:32 am

    magnifique j’aime beaucoup
    pour le reste je te souhaite d’aller mieux
    plus sereine


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