Washington Irving school Sullivanesque Pier Capital

Hope to finally finish this Sullivanesque pier capital to-morrow, the clay is getting pretty firm despite being covered with plastic and spritzed with water, so it needs to be finished now.
It’s amazing how much time this design takes, probably twice what other models I’ve done have taken, there’s a lot of detail packed in on the surface!
I still have 5 of the 8 “squares” along the sides- the 4 on the right and the bottom left one to finish refining and cleaning up and then it’s done.


Now that the model is done it is drying out.

There is an 11 minute long timelapse video showing the whole modelling process on this start to finish over 3 months;