After doing the stamp design for the Oak Grove DGC Pasadena Pro/Am tournament, the Tournament Director, Jeff Nyerges, asked if I was interested in doing something for the trophy.
Always looking to stay busy with sculpting, I decided to do a relief medallion featuring the Disc Gnome from the stamp I drew (below.)
Roughed in, 4" diameter relief in Monster Clay.
The plan was originally to attach the relief to a standard trophy base.
Thanks to Mark at Cooler Heads, the idea changed to a sculpted plaque to frame the disc.
Oak tree bark frame in process. Carved in urethane foam.
Smooth-On silicone mold and bark plaque casting.
Disc Gnome medallion was primed in black and painted with 2 coats of metallic gold.
Final version ready for name plates.
Lined up at the tournament.
Overall, 10 were hand-made for the 1st place winner in each division.
Despite sweltering heat, the tourny was extremely well run and a total blast.
Great day of Disc Golf competition.