Sunday, July 17, 2011

CS Moore Studio Blog: Sneyd Mermaid Statue, Introduction

The CS Moore Studio - which creates licensed statues, busts and more based on pop culture, comic book and fantasy properties as well as original creations - is collaborating with Doug to create a limited edition collectible statue based on a never-before-published Sneyd mermaid cartoon.

Follow the development of the statue, fondly named Chlorine, on Doug's blog and in greater detail on the CS Moore Studio website blog.

Here's an excerpt with photos from the first website blog entry by sculptor Clayburn Moore concerning the development of the 1/8 scale statue scheduled to ship in Third Quarter 2011.

"One of the greatest and most rewarding things about being in this business is having the opportunity to work with some of the best and most talented artists in the comics and cartooning world. I've admired Doug Sneyd's cartoon art for as long as I can remember and when the chance came about to work with him, I was absolutely thrilled. At the same time, it's daunting because Doug has that rare and indefinable ability to draw his women with both a deep and powerful sensuality and a genuine innocence that flows together and complements one another seemingly effortlessly. This is aside from the difficulty of capturing Doug's approach to the faces of the girls he creates, which we'll discuss later.

. . . Doug's women have a softness and curviness that does not preclude their also being athletic and vivacious. This applies to his mermaids as well as his human women. In approaching the figure, the first order of business was to capture those qualities in the body language and attitude of the mermaid's body, which Doug has christened "Chlorine." While Doug draws his women's bust lines in a very recognizable way, at this point, they're unnecessary. The key is to capture the arch of the back, the curve of her tail, and the attitude implied in Chlorine's torso, and then to see what Doug thought of her so far.

. . . So here is Chlorine so far. Don't worry, she'll have all the important body elements in the next update!"

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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