Figure Sculpture Workshop…

This March, I attended a figure sculpting workshop with sculptor Jim Lee hosted by Urban Arts OC, a studio in Newport Beach.

A couple years ago, I took a portrait sculpting workshop with Jim and found him to be a great instructor.

During this workshop, we had a model pose for us throughout the day as Jim guided us through measuring with calipers to keep our sculpture in scale, pointed out and described the anatomical reference points and structures, and helped us avoid the pitfalls of the porcelain clay medium.

I’m pleased with how my work turned out, and it should be ready to fire in May.

Once the work is fired, assuming it doesn’t crack in half, I plan to paint it as a polychrome work in naturalistic colors, preserving and slightly altering the model’s tattoos to add some conceptual layers and subtle social commentary to the work.

I’ll post another photo when I’m finished.

“Spiritwoman – Airwoman Book Two” Released with Townsend Original Cover

The second novel in Zara Quentin's YA fantasy Airwoman Series, "Spiritwoman," cover designed and illustrated by Adam Maxwell Townsend
The second novel in Zara Quentin’s YA fantasy Airwoman Series, “Spiritwoman,” cover designed and illustrated by Adam Maxwell Townsend

Australian young adult fantasy author Zara Quentin and I have been partnering on her “Airwoman” trilogy for a few years now. Quentin has released the second installment, “Spiritwoman,” with another Townsend original cover illustration and design. The flyleaf:

A missing dragon. A friend in mortal danger. A young woman’s quest to save them both…

Spirit Woman is the second book in the Airwoman series. If you like being immersed in captivating worlds, compelling characters, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love the latest in Zara Quentin’s action-packed adventures.

Learn more about Zara Quentin here.

Can’t wait to read the third!