Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mind Fairy

 This week's Illustration Friday's word prompt was "mind."




When I've got no ideas, then I take selfies until I'm inspired...
 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Songbird Fairy















Process 

First of all a big thank you goes out to my adorable photography assistant. 

 But anyway... Here is the unpainted face sculpt.  I normally get swept up in the excitement of sculpting the face and leave the hands and feet till last, but this time I left the face 'til last. 


I think my hand and feet sculpts benefited from the deliberate attention.

I learned to draw figures from the inside out, starting with gesture lines- then skeleton- then bulk it up with muscle and fat.  I use this same method for my puppets.  It makes for a dramatic form.


Very proud of these :)

 But what is a caged drag-queen-song-bird without some impractical wings and feathers?
Work it, madam! 







 Thanks for looking!





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sphinx




Process:


 


As things typically go, I was just getting her situated for the first photo-shoot when I dropped her and broke her nose.  After painting, baking again is a no-no-no, so I had to get creative.  I had plaster of paris for mending the wall, so I mixed up some of that.  It's like sculpting with quick-drying toothpaste.  It still worked, though!


And finally got her in the shot and I'm obviously pretty pumped about it!


A little bunny's cage was in the way, so she got to be part of the process!  :)