Jack Nicholson as The Joker - life size silicone bust from 1989 Batman

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"Joker"

 

 

Life size half statue of Jack Nicholson as The Joker from the 1989 version of "Batman".

An expression was decided upon that was characteristic of Jack’s portrayal of him in the film, and reference pictures of Nicholson as himself, as well as in Joker makeup were sourced, so I could try and get Jack to show through the makeup in the final sculpture.

Sculpted in water based clay over a steel armature for several weeks, once finished a fibreglass mould was made, from which a fibreglass torso and a silicone and fibreglass head generated. The head was then painted subtly to resemble the makeup, before the green human hair was implanted for his scalp. Acrylic eyes and teeth were then fashioned and inserted to complete.

Finally he was assembled and dressed in an off-the-shelf costume.

 

 

Nicholson Joker, from Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, life size 1:1 half statue

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1989 Batman - Joker, life size silicone skinned half statue.

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