Spent some of my bank holiday sculpting a figurine of my late dog in her favourite spot… the empty bath, here in her “DON’T TURN THE LIGHT ON I’M SLEEPING!” pose.
The basic shape is more or less complete, detail to follow. Now this is supposed to be a caricature, I just need to keep reminding myself of that and not go too heavy on the realism, if I haven’t already! (It’s a hard habit to break).
I want to do a realistic full body and bust to follow.
I’ve not used polymer clay before as I normally make a mould to cast pieces so use wax/clay or grey clay to model with, but as I’m doing some one-offs I thought it was the ideal time to try it out rather than making a waste mould.
This weekend is being spent finishing a paint job on Badger (yesterday) and Mole & Toad today. I’m not happy with the blue (it bugged me all night) so will tone it down today.
Also giving my aching back some more grief by sitting on a bench all day, putting together a family portrait composition for approval and doing a moleskine sketch of my eye for portrait warm-up …and just because I haven’t done it before and want to do something while watching TV. I’ll spare the world my self portrait… you may get lips or an ear at some point, woo!
I’m thinking of doing some wedding place setting designs later or working on a new print (unless I finish painting my 1/2 done chimney breast).
I’ve been given some old garden ornaments to spruce up. They are the Garden Creatures set I made in the mid 90’s so they’ve been out in the elements for about 20 years now, fingers crossed they still look like the same garden creatures by the time I’ve finished.
I’d quite like to make some new garden ornaments sometime, I keep getting design ideas… Hmm, now remembering my cement burnt, skin stripped, finger tips. Now there are protective gloves, I know this… but I don’t like them, so will continue to complain about sore, chemically burnt, finger tips.