Introducing “Ash” a highly detailed sculpture of a skull clutching a cigar between his teeth while wearing his lucky top hat featuring the number 13. His approximate dimensions are 6 inches high by 4 inches wide by 5 inches deep. The number 8 is somewhere on every piece I create, sometimes its hidden, but on this piece its clearly visible in his left eye socket.

I was roughing in the sculpture at this point, but his right eye just didn’t seem to be working. Its a painful decision sometimes to destroy a big chunk of what you’ve already been working on, but I knew it had to be done. I’ve learned its better to do it quickly “like a band aid right off,” or your going to be wasting hours trying to fix something unfixable.

Here I’ve started roughing in the hat and getting ready to knock out some teeth to make room for a cigar. A view of his right eye before being destroyed, and the original nose before being completely reworked.