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Me and Lucky by AlfredParedes Me and Lucky by AlfredParedes
This is a 9 foot tall monument that I'm working on for the city of Arcadia, Ca. The figure is of Elias "Lucky" Baldwin, a pretty historic and colorful character of the early west in California and Nevada. Seen here, is the finished full sized sculpt (clay over a foam output of the digitally scanned 27" clay maquette). The final piece will be in bronze and installed along the street, outside the Santa Anita Race track (which Lucky built).
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:iconjaro3001:
jaro3001 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
cool
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!! It looks great!! :clap:
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Installation is a little over a month away.
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) I'm so happy for you!! :hug:
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Alagremm Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
You know, from the thumbnail it looked kinda like Lenin with a cool hat.
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha!! Yeah, kinda.
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AliasGhost Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Astounding work Alfred! Can't wait to see it in bronze.
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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vladimir-vasilev Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
very hard work - a huge sculpture. (do not you think that the feet are very large?)
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. The feet are the right scale to the piece. Many people don't realize how big hands and feet actually are, and tend to draw or sculpt them undersized.
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vladimir-vasilev Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
oh, you're right! possible angle of photography ...
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
exactly. worms eye view tends to change the perspective and thus the proportions...

Just me being a random common-tater ;P
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darkeye-1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
now you are immortal Alfred. you'll leave a footprint on Planet earth.

well done man.:)

atb mate --tim
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Tim. Yeah, I hope this is the first of several I get to leave on this planet before my time is up. Long Live Bronze!!!
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darkeye-1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
i am sure its like a Bus; see one, along come another 3!!.... well done. must be a great feeling Alfred. beats re-doing the same ole Super-heroes!... :)

atb --tim
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DavidVargo Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, Alfred. That's amazing.
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend. I regret you never got to see it in progress. I think you would've really enjoyed seeing at full scale (before it's installed).
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DavidVargo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Will there be an unveiling?
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
For sure. I'll definitely let you know about that.
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cbgorby Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
When will the kits of this piece be available ? ;)

Really awesome work - and I'm interested in learning just how many of YOU are creating this ?
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha... The funny thing is that we will be molding the 27" maquette and selling bronze copies, so in a sense, there WILL be "kit" versions of this piece available soon.

I'm sorry, but I didn't understand your other question. How many of ME are creating this?
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cbgorby Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
The figures like this that we make at Big D are the collaboration of a whole slue of craftsmen - it's all compartmentalized - the designer , the prototype sculptor , the macquette sculptors , the mold preps , the mold makers . . . the list goes on so I thought it would be interesting to find out if you are doing this entire process by yourself or whether you have ANY assistance .
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Eyth Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great photo. I don't remember you being so short. Fantastic piece, you get my vote for hardest working man in sculpture! :beer:
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Ed. I'll gladly take the vote, but despite my insane work schedule these past six months, I'm sure there are people who are working even harder than I am (I don't know how... but I'm sure they are).

I think I started shrinking just after Leny was born. I'm all of four feet tall now. Really makes this piece look impressive.
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Eyth Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heheh. I know what you mean about shrinking. I'm so wrapped up in my boys and their massive presence in my life it gives everything else shrinking importance. But what a fun filled priority shift. :)
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Temorah Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Working on a town monument? Man you are one skilled puppy, congratulations man - it looks awesome.
if you can, please post some pictures when it eventually gets installed I'd love to see it :)

but yea, really fantastic work!
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. The installation is scheduled for some time in July (if all things go right). So I will definitely have pictures after that. (and even before that).
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Temorah Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :)
Can't wait to see it, and congratulations!
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keight Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Well done.
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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NanaCasas Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece, Alfred! Nicely done! :nod:
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:iconalfredparedes:
AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!!
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NanaCasas Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! :nod:
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PilcrowDesigns Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
mad props to ya for doing something like this.. Always wanted to do something monumental.. How did you get the work to do that?
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I was contacted directly by the person who commissioned the sculpture. She is donating it to the city. She is the Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Lucky. It's a very rare way to get a public monument, so I had to jump at the opportunity.
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PilcrowDesigns Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on that! it would be a dream job and no way could it be passed up! You done a really good job for them. Look forward to seeing more!
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