I’ve been away for some time. Daveleack.com went offline for a while. I just wasn’t doing enough interesting things to write about, which is a bit of a shame.

Recently, I picked up sculpting again though. The current quest is to sculpt people that I agree with, morally, politically etc. They may be people I admire, or I might just like the cut of their jib, but in any case if I ever sculpt someone I don’t agree with, I’ll be sure to mark it up as such.

Here’s the first one, from Friday night, my attempt at Yanis Varoufakis (https://yanisvaroufakis.eu). Yanis has a lot to say about the EU, and economics. I seem to agree with everything he says during his talks, which is a little unnerving, but probably understandable given where I’m coming from generally. It was a delight to sculpt, really enjoyed it.

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The second, and highly related (as they have been on the same platform a number of times) was former Channel 4 Economics Editor, now freelance journalist, and author, Paul Mason. I’m not 100% sure this came out as well as I’d hoped it would, but I’m pretty pleased with it nonetheless. The lighting is shocking though. I’m not great at lighting. Or hair for that matter. Or ears…

Oh well, here it is 😀

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On Saturday night, I watched The Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz. I couldn’t do justice to all the amazing things Aaron achieved in this text, so I won’t even try, but do go and watch that documentary, and read up on him, because he was one of the finest minds of our recent years and everyone should be aware of him.

On that note, here’s my attempt at Aaron Swartz (and holy hell, hair is hard, or did I say that already):

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There’s a fourth, from last night, but I’m not quite ready to post it. Needs some hair detail and other tweaks, but I’m reasonably happy with it. I’ll update this tonight.

Edit: Found a moment to finish the few details I *knew* were missing. I’m still not convinced it’s a good likeness, but it’ll do for now 😉

Cory Doctorow

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That’s all for now!

Edit:

I’ve uploaded them all to Sketchfab.
Example:

Yanis
by dazirius
on Sketchfab

Link to profile:https://sketchfab.com/dazirius

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