of my greatest interests in life is sculpting. It's amazing to see what some
people can accomplish, building something with their bare hands. I've seen a lot
of great artists over the years, but the one who interests me the most is Bob
Causey, better known as Bobby C. He is. without a doubt, my favorite sculptor.
This is my first interview and I am very honored to introduce you to Bobby C who
has been a great inspiration to me, and is now a friend.
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Bobby C Interview
Let's start with an introduction. Could you tell us about yourself?
My Name Is Bob Causey, Most people call me Bobby C from around Detroit so it
sort of stuck. I work as a sculptor and part time Japanese interpreter. I have a
beautiful wife Andrea who helps me with my work. I have 3 children that are
everything to me. My hobbies are body building and art work. In my past life,
before art, I was a romance cover-fitness model.
Q: You've mentioned before that you were self taught?
Completely 100% self taught. Many errors before I felt I was getting the hang of
it. I still learn every day.
Q: What type of characters are your favourite to sculpt, like, what makes you
decide you're going to spend all that time and effort on this or that character?
Characters that bring out emotion in me, that have left a feeling. I love
Christopher Reeve, Lost Boys, Joker because of the feeling they have left me. I
sculpture of my daughter Nina as the character in Avatar. Basically, I
transformed her into a Na'vi. She is only 9 so it looks pretty cool.
Q: How long does it usually take to build a life sized bust or a 1/3 statue? Upward to 6 months for the proto, I can get my end done fast but It seems to
take everyone else a bit longer for the
Q: I'm sure it's anything but simple to explain, but is it possible for you
to give us a basic breakdown of what you do from start to finish, just to give
us an idea on how much work goes into these beautiful sculptures?
Sure Jason. Lots of reference pictures , study the movie, then start the
sculpture with clay, I like to do it life size then scan it down. Once scanned
down, I can start the body and then I send the body out to have the clothes
done. I have some friends that help me get that done, Lance and Chris King. Once
those are done I start assembling the pieces. Since the numbers are so low, I
customize each person to their liking.
Q: Out of all the sculpts you've made, which character did you find the
hardest to capture the likeness?
100% without any doubt, hands down CHRISTOPHER REEVE!!
Q: Do you have any interesting stories for us?
Yes. This business that I just fell into accidentally has opened a lot of doors
for me. It made me some fantastic friends such as yourself Jason. It brought a
lot of great times for my family as well. Sculpting also allowed me to show my
kids a great time. I even picked my daughter up from school in a Batmobile I
built from scratch. Met some fantastic people and was invited to bring my
daughter to the set of Hannah Montana show and the other Disney shows, all
because of artwork. I think I found what I was supposed to do in life. Stressful
sometimes but worth it in the end!
Q: Finally, any suggestions for those who you've inspired to start sculpting?
Yes. Don't get frustrated if your first piece does not come out like you want,
keep doing it, don't think it is good enough. Push yourself to be great! After 3
or 4 sculptures, go back and look at how far you have come from the first one.
Thank you very much Bobby. If you would like to see more of Bobby's work,
please check out his website at http://www.dullam-causey.com/ You can also check
out Bobby's deviantART gallery at