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Tom Waits RESURRECTED by TrevorGrove Tom Waits RESURRECTED by TrevorGrove
Hey folks,

This is not a new piece, I have just re-purposed something I thought I lost. :)

The original Tom Waits bust was destroyed after the molding did not go well.....but the face was pretty much intact. Now, a year later, I decided to turn it into this, so that I didn't lose it completely.

This will be a resin wallhanger, and I plan to do it up in a faux bronze finish. It's about 12" tall

I would very much like to do NEW Tom Waits sculptures, but until I get the time, this will do. :)

Hope to have some more new stuff to share soon,
Trev
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:iconspielodia:
Spielodia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Your work is just insanely incredible... and you got good taste to boot xD I'd love to see a young Waits or just a crazy-haired Waits if you ever make another one
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
I'm actually working on a new Waits piece...and he'll be younger AND with wild hair. You must be reading my mail.
Thanks again! Much obliged.
Trev
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Spielodia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
You're most welcome!
Hahah I'll just pretend "great minds think alike" :P but seriously that's awesome, I'll be sure to check it out!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) There you go!
I love Waits...I hope I can make a really unique new piece. With Tom, there's nothing you can't explore. Almost every bizarre idea is valid.
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MennoWittebrood Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Clap hands, Clap hands
Clap hands, Clap hands
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sane, sane, we're all insane! :)
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urk11 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
<font><font>Добрый день! Скажите пожалуйста, это можно приобрести?</font></font>
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope it will be available in limited quantity one day. It is currently with a moldmaker, and I don't know the progress of it. I will try to make an announcement here when I can offer copies. Thank you!
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:iconjamiedmac:
JamieDMac Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
So happy to see you were able to bring this back from the dead!
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking strong as ever with the detailing, great work mate!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I finally have it being molded now, so he will finally be put into resin.
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff, hope it comes out just as well.
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:iconbelpetr:
BelPetr Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Very cool! I like it.
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:icondgmonteiro:
dgmonteiro Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, this is so, so, so good!!!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:icontkmillersculpt:
TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Awesome stuff, Trev!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks brother! I still need to mold it...should be easy this time. :D
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh no! I didn't know the molding didn't go well! Seriously Trevor, next time just give me a call I will be happy to do the molding for you.. just can't stand the idea that such a great piece went away :(

So let me know, I can cast anything (and often do hehe)
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, Thanks Tim!

The mold for Tom almost went perfectly, but the mother mold got locked....so as I tried to pry it open, the rubber tore. If I had used a better quality silicone, it would have been fine, but.....live and learn.

I really appreciate that you're willing to help me out! I'm doing a Nick Cave bust right now in NSP soft, and I'd love to get your advice on molding. I think I can do it myself just fine, but getting advice from a pro would be GREAT. :)

Trev
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'd be happy to help anyway I can, just let me know m'friend :) (have you tried to fix the mold by the way? I might be able to do that ya know)
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The mold was thrown out ages ago, but you know.....thinking back, I bet I could have fixed it. :) Oh well...we artists can always make new things, it's just a matter of time.

With this Nick Cave bust, the only challenge I can see is his hair...I'll send you a rough pic so you can see what I mean.

Thanks a lot, Tim!
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Cissell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
If you pull the armature out, you can actually fire wed clay. Bisque fire to cone 3 or 4. Then you'll have something a lot more durable to mold. :-)
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
seriously? I didn't know that myself, I thought the glycerin would cause it to fire unevenly and crack?
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Cissell Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
There's a rumor that you can't fire it. But I've done it, and I've seen others online do it. Like anything, test it out before you fire something precious, but I've had no problems yet.
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hatredtheblack Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh yikes, sorry to hear the first one was destroyed. I loved seeing it when it was completed, it turned out beautifully.
This one looks great too though, the wall hanging half relief style really adds a contrasting character to Tom Waits' quirky but classy style.
Awesome work, turned out great.
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was a nice compromise.....I hope to do much better Waits sculptures in the future. :)
Glad you like it!!
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hatredtheblack Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Yeah man. I have SO MUCH admiration for your skills. You're younger than I and are a true master of the craft!
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ChrisCrowell Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm happy for you that you were able to save this Trev!Seeing his head mounted seems appropriate.:DUnder the circumstances it sounds like a potential photoshoot of Tom by Anton Corbijn!HAHA!Or better yet some circunstance around Franks Wild Years.
Could you note me info on price and such if and when you do a run of them?I would apprecaite it man!
Also I goofed!I have a Heisenberg painting I mean to send your way months ago!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man! Glad you like it. I will let everyone know when it's available!

And I'm really grateful that you'd want to send me the Heisenberg painting, man. Wow!
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:iconchriscrowell:
ChrisCrowell Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
No problem man!
I will ship that off to you today!
Be looking for the one who knocks!Ha!
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miguelzuppo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional
Very good job!
To split time among the several daily tasks it's a complicated question....
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good thing you were able to save this. It's a nice piece Trev!:-)
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ColinWilsonArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
One of the only guys ever who can pull off the soul patch, but more importantly, a fantastic musician.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I agree on all counts!
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emobandfag Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student
what do you use to make the molds? just rubber or something else?
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, rubber is the basis for the mold. :)
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:iconemobandfag:
emobandfag Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student
thank you! I'm making some molds right now and that's what i'm using, but i wasn't sure if there was another way to do it :)
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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool as usual. interesting face he has. nice job Trevor. :)

atb -tim
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Tim!!
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:icontim-osullivan:
Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome as always Trevor. :)

atb --tim
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Great one ... :thumbsup:
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
It's been the greatest pleasure Trevor, you're most welcome! :salute:
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:iconpieohpah69:
Pieohpah69 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Fabulous bust!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you were able to save this marvelous sculpture. He really looks great!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am happy to have it still exist in some way. I look forward to doing some new Tom Waits sculptures in the years to come, but this being my first......I didn't want it to die. :)
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StarbyStars Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
fucking TOM WAITS!! I love him!!!!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fuck Yeah!
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