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Chaka - Mangas Coloradas
This sculpture is started during the christmas holiday in 2013, it's made of water based clay and about life size. I started it with the idea of making an apache from around 1700-1800. As a historic person I had Mangas Coloradas in my mind. And for us who know him (I quess some dutch and germans mide have heart from him) a leading figure in the comic books from Hans G. Kresse. A Faraon headman by the name of Chaka. I think in the end the sculpture became a bid more Chaka than Mangas. Mostly because there are no pictures of Mangas so there is no telling how this great man looked. And I do not want to be one pretending to know. Chaka is the headman of the apache subgroup of Faraons in the dutch comic books of my childhood times from the late Hans Kresse. If you ever come upon one of his books it's well worth a look. This is a Marble Cast, painted with acrylics to achieve the bronze patina effect. More pictures also at my FB art page:…

My new sculpture in process. It's my image of a Susquehannock. Waterbased clay,life size and ready to be fired. After that I plan to paint him with a bronze like effect. More pictures at…

"Almost completely forgotten today, the Susquehannock were one of the most formidable tribes of mid-Atlantic region at the time of European contact and dominated the large region between the Potomac River in northern Virginia to southern New York.
The first European contact with the Susquehannock was in 1608 when Captain John Smith (from Jamestown) was exploring the northern end of Chesapeake Bay. This encounter was friendly enough, but Smith was wary because of their reputation and awed by their size. His later reports described them as giants."

February 2011
last week I got Geronimo back from the fireplace and it didn't work out as good as I had hoped. It was a baked accidentally on ceramic temperature of 1200°C which was too much. I wanted it to be baked at a maximum of 1000°C. During baking a sculpture will shrink, the higher the temperature the more pressure on the sculpture and the more it will shrink. This can cause cracks. And so on the line were I sliced it into two halves so I could hollow it out, it cracket along that line at the base of the shoulder. I can still fix that. More problematic however is that due to the high firing temperature the final result is much harder, and so also much Harder to work on for fine tuning.
On the other hand I am quite happy that the face isn't damaged!
I'm also working on a few other things that I might load up in the (near) future

24-10-2010 So the wet clay stadium is finaly done. I will now let it dry a bit before I will hollow it out. When that part is done I will do some more fine tuning on the hair, making it more smooth flowing.

Hey everybody (who's reading this),I strated working on a new sculpture buste. i am trying to do a portrait of Geronimo the last of the apache "war chiefs".
So far i found out that it's quite difficult. Mostly because i have to stick to his face while sometimes the clay wants do go into another direction and just use the pictures as a reference.
...The clay seems to have a mind of it's own, specially on parts were my mind is blank due lack of knowledge....


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blackwolf91901 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done Native American sculptures. I am married to a Native American woman and live with her on a reservation. She was impressed with your work. Well done.
ChiefHunter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hope you have a Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
NutmegRufRuf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Happy Birthday! have an awesome day! :-) 
jgordinho Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Fantastic work mate...i love it....
V-Lee-Croasdell Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Artist
Awesome work! Thank you for using your talent to spotlight a very proud and noble race! 
814CK5T4R Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your sculptures are amazing! I am full a blood Native American, from the Comanche Nation - Quahadah band, and artists, such as yourself, bring the proud out when I see the fierceness of the facial expressions in your artwork. I hope to see more of your work soon. Keep up the excellent work my friend! 
renemarcel27 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thanx, I am glad to be able to bring out proud feelings with people who's ancenstors I try to sculpt.
dashJdot Featured By Owner May 25, 2014

I hope to hear back from you - I am using your sculptures as references for practice drawings. A character of mine is based on Native American peoples and the depth in your pieces really help to make facial features really make sense. Thanks for your work.
renemarcel27 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Glad that my sculpture can be a help for you with your drawings. I hope they turn out good!
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