Terrence Robertson-Fall Fine Art

Passion drives us to action.  A passionate person is living life to the fullest, breaking out from the norm and doing something wonderful.  Passion overcomes.  Passion makes you care.  Dreams fuel our passions and direct our energies.  Find your dream and make it happen!

Terrence Robertson-Fall sculpts passionate characters telling rich, animated stories.  They connect us with thoughts and emotions that are important - the love of a mother for a child, a good friend who is always happy to see you, the enjoyment of life. Terrence's art uplifts, brightens, and entertains. It might bring some happiness, bring back a memory of a wonderful time that was forgotten, or lead someone to a new wonderful possibility. 

An incredible new view

I woke up this morning to an incredible new view.  We live on a hill top, theoretically overlooking the surrounding mountains.  But a row of tall pine trees behind our house always blocked our view.  Because the trees were all dying or had already died, the neighbors down the hill cut them down.  Now we will have spectacular views of the sunrises and sunsets on the mountains. 

Solo show at Wyland Gallery on New Year's Day 2015

My sculpture and photography are going to be displayed at the Wyland Gallery in Laguna Beach! What an awesome opportunity!

We just got back from a nice visit with the gallery manager, he was very complimentary of my work.  It is really nice to have my work affirmed by someone who sees a lot of high-quality sculpture.

Wyland, a world famous marine sculptor, got his start in Laguna Beach.  He gives back by showing emerging artists' work in his gallery once a month, since it is very hard for a new artist to get work shown in a good venue. They are going to give me the entire front lobby of the gallery for a day, New Years Day, which is also during the Laguna Beach Art Walk. So a lot of people will see my work in a very high-end gallery. Thank the Lord!

The front entrance of Wyland Gallery in Laguna Beach.

The front entrance of Wyland Gallery in Laguna Beach.

 

Laying the first clay for Running Free

The first clay for the Running Free sculpture is on the armature!  It's good to be sculpting again, it's been a while.  Here I have bulked out the general shape of the horse.  The goal is to define the mass of the major muscle groups, as well as the chest and belly.  This will make sure I have the proportions correct.  This needs to be done before any detail work so I don't have to rework things over and over.  I can also make changes to the pose at this stage without too much trouble.  Posing the armature is one thing, but it looks completely different when the skin and muscle are there to show a real silhouette.  I have already changed which front leg is leading to make it more accurate.

Fantasy Art

When I was young, I loved to draw fantasy characters.  I spent many a day (and a lot of time in class at school) doodling and drawing strange characters.  Recently I decided that I needed to get back to that.  I am hoping to free up my mind and regain some of that wild imagination I had in childhood, and give me many new ideas for sculpture.

The other day when I was waiting for my wife at the salon, I pulled out my Surface Pro 3 and just started sketching.  I guess I had wings on my mind, since I will be working on a big winged character soon for the animated film Hotel Transylvania 2.  We had also been chatting about our dog.  So somehow my hand started sketching a gargoyle, with a dog's face and bat wings.

I also wanted to get back to painting, so I thought I would fill in some color.  It's pretty fun!  I am definitely going to be doing more of this.

Posing the armature

I have the armatures posed for the Running Free sculpture.  This is essentially two sculptures, each with their own armature.  They will be sculpted and cast separately, but will be joined together in the final bronze.  This is where I had to make the pose more real, since you can't really cheat things in the real world.  On a concept drawing, anything can be cheated.  But when something can be seen from any angle, it needs to look good from any angle.  I am sure I will make more changes when I get the clay on there, but this is a good start.

Posing the armatures for the Running Free sculpture.  Terrence Robertson-Fall Fine Art

Toddlers and Dogs

We had a great time showing our artwork and meeting lots of great people at the Thousand Oaks Art Festival.  As usual, Play Bow is a hit with the dogs and little children.

We always have fun watching the little children as well as the dogs stop by to play with my bronze sculpture Play Bow.  It is the perfect size for them, and he always looks ready to play.

We are in the process of identifying a "tot-park" in the Los Angeles area where we can donate one of these sculptures, where the children can play with him.  

My wife, Karen, is involved in the First5LA's Tot Parks and Trails program.  It's mission is to develop play spaces and playgrounds in under-served areas around L.A. county for children under 5 years of age.  One of her personal goals is to use these parks to help develop toddler's senses of touch, smell, sight and hearing, as well as be fun to play in.  Play Bow's fur is a perfect tactile stimulation for little hands!

A Toddler has some fun with my bronze sculpture Play Bow.  Terrence Robertson-Fall Fine Art

A Toddler has some fun with my bronze sculpture Play Bow.  Terrence Robertson-Fall Fine Art