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Alfred Paredes
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a figurative sculptor, working for both the commercial and fine art fields. I have a passion for the human form and realism, although I do like to design creatures and monsters that don't exist either (but I still try to make them look real).

Current Residence: Pomona, Ca.
Favourite genre of music: Rock, metal, swing, classical, jazz... pretty much everything but country
Favourite photographer: Edward Weston
Favourite style of art: Figurative art
Shell of choice: Bomb
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: "......."
It's one of the best way to wake up in the morning - hoping on the computer and checking in on Deviantart, to find that your inbox has over 500 messages. There's usually a WTF moment and then id dawns on you... I think I got a DD this morning. Well, that was my morning once again yesterday. It's humbling, encouraging, flattering, and every other positive adjective you can fit in here. It's nice to be recognized and to have so many new people drawn to your work. There have been so many comments (all of which have been positive and flattering), and I try to comment on each one. I appreciate all of you taking the tinniest bit of time out of your days to write something on my work. It's a small gesture, but it means a great deal.

With a lot of work being just completed, there will be even more stuff on here soon. I've only shared it on Facebook and Instagram so far (I try to only post finished work here, now), but I'll be posting up pictures of all the new work, very soon. Hopefully, some of those will see a DD someday in the near future.

Cheers to you all, and thanks again.


P.S. Shameless Plug Time!! Be sure to visit my website to get your own set of the Bad Apples and soon to be released Pear Brothers. Or many of the other things I have available for sale on there. Help keep independent art alive. Support those who make original art. If you like the stuff I do and find it at all inspiring, help me keep doing it by buying something from my site. I have stuff in all price ranges, so it's really easy to get some of my work on your desk, to help inspire or just make you smile. Thank again.
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: lots and lots of Podcasts
  • Reading: Batman Comics
  • Watching: Netflix, when I get a free moment
  • Playing: with my little girl
  • Eating: a little better
  • Drinking: not enough water, but still a few Cokes

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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it wont let me leave a comment till I join Facebook.  :( 

atb --tim
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Boo!!! That's bullshit. Oh well.
Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, I got no interest in FB. Why it has to be linked like that just sucks; I mean , iam a member of SW and have an account!

sorry Alfred, I did try. :/

atb --tim
Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heya buddy,

just enjoying your SW lesson. Finally got more techy and enjoying Streaming.

 Very cool lesson Alfred. Makes me want a large studio so I can use Chavant again which I'm banned from usin' in the house!! lol.  The model you did was ace plus I like the scale too.

hope youre busy and well man.

atb --tim :)
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy!! Post a comment or review on the SWSCA site, if you could. It would be greatly appreciated and would help me keep that lesson on people's minds.

A bigger studio is definitely a good thing. Although eventually, even that starts to feel too small.
Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing Alfred! I'd happily watch another lesson if ya did one. :) Maybe one on Sexy Super Heroines.

Right now, any space would be nice. I am getting very frustrated having no workspace! :(  so even a small well lit studio would be nice. :)

Could I ask you something else? say that character was wearing high heeled shoes or boots; how would you attack that with the armature?

I have tried every bend I can think of and still have problems. Could you perhaps do a demo some time please? It's driving me nuts!!

atb --tim :)
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
If the character is externally supported, like the I did was, then just take the armature to the ankles and don't worry about an armature in the feet. If you want it free standing, then you need to use very rigid metal. I would use all thread. Heat it before you bend it. Run the bottom through the board and secure it underneath with a couple nuts. Run the top all the way to the hip, then use some epoxy putty and switch to aluminum wire for the rest.
You could also rough out the high heals in epoxy, then drill down a bit and start your armature from there. You could also add a square key (made if brass square stock) and key that into a work base. That way you could take the figure down any time you need to.

Good luck, Tim. Hope some of that made sense.
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Pale90sKid Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're seriously talented.
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. You're too kind.
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday!  Hope you had an awesome one!
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