AKA Popeye the Sailor man -Sculpted for the official 85th Anniversary Popeye show by King Features and Hero Complex Gallery. Popeye was one of my favorite sculpture to work on. I really wanted to take him out of the cartoon and brimg him a ittle closer to reality. Tattoos, a grown over hole for an eye, some knives and ropes. I couldn’t find out if there was a story about Popeye, well his eye! I never thought he was just squinting one eye. When i was a kid i assumed it got ripped out by Brutus! I worked on a lobster boat for some time when i was younger, so i was familiar with the salty water life. So i tapped into that and thought about what Popeye would actually be like if he real. Probably a bit bitter, had a few scars and a few tattoos.
Popeye the sailor man was sculpted from a non sulfur polymer clay. I cut him into 3 pieces and pulled silicone molds. Cast into urethane reassembled and painted.
Popeye’s ship was sculpted from foam skim coated with magic sculpt and sanded. Wood and wood laminate was used for planks and the deck. The captains wheel was carved and machined in pieces then assembled into the sculpture last although sculpted first. I needed a prototype of the wheel so i could sculpt Popeye man’s stance and position his arms and hands correctly.
There is also a variant of just Popeye standing with his fists set in the air ready to blow Brutus’s chin off and save his dame Olive Oyl and Sweet Pea.
The whole sculpture stands about 11 inches. Popeye himself is about 7 inches.
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