I first saw Jordu Schell's work after a bunch of friends returned from Illuxcon raving about his sculptures. I checked out his website, and quickly saw what all the fuss was about.
Jordu creates amazingly life-like sculptures of monsters and aliens, mostly for pre-production use in movies. If you think you haven't seen his work, you're probably wrong. His film credits include Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator, Planet of the Apes, Men in Black, and the much acclaimed Avatar, for which he was Lead Sculptor.
I could talk all day about how good Jordu's work is, but it's much easier to just tell you to look at his SITE
. It is chock full of hundreds of sculptures, progress pics, and even videos showing his process (like the one below).
I was lucky enough to attend a workshop Jordu conducted here in CT, and it was honestly one of the most inspiring things I've done in a long time. Not only was it wonderful to get a chance to experiment with a new medium, but I got to see Jordu create a completely sculpted and painted bust in just a few days. I don't think a single person left there who was not completely awestruck at his capabilities. If any of you in the NY/CT area and are interested in seeing him in action, he is conducting another workshop this July. It is a limited class size, so sign up soon. For more information click here: http://www.spiritgallerytattoo.com/news5451.html