Wednesday, October 31, 2007

after scrapping with the ferals and the tabby

a drawing led to a mess of wire and sculpey clay. it didn't turn out like the drawing and it's not really finished, he still needs to be sanded down smooth, plus the hands haven't been baked and i doubt i can bake them separate... so just don't touch those. also something's to be done with those wings.

i definitely spent at least an hour just sculpting his face. does that sound ridiculous to you? a little bit maybe but that clay was soft and i really only have the one sculpting tool that would work.

the figure's about 6.5 inches tall in his hunched over pose. and though i understand i should take better pictures... i'm lazy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So cheap and Juicy.

so i didn't have enough balsa-foam to begin work on Cthulhu Fullback. i didn't really want to deal with this sculpey clay when making an articulated action figure, so i flipped through my clipboard and picked something challenging but fun looking.

"with the voice of legend, he is Karaoke King."

just a bit under 4 inches he was certainly more time consuming and i actually carved one of his arms separately and attached it afterward, so i could get his collar going. he also can't stand up because i wasn't thinking balance when i was sculpting... so i had to stick him to a base with a... stick.

my reference picture. i don't do turnarounds (yet), which is just how the figure should look from every side, namely because i'm lazy... and at the moment i've got enough of the figure in my head to get it done, sorta.

i need to take better pictures. also note: left arm not up in the air! not enough foam in that direction.
i'm too lazy to get the lamp... or a new camera. try to zoom in somehow for closeup?

Monday, October 22, 2007

it hurts to see you dance so well

so i'm gonna make toys for a living, huh? better get started.

quick doodle and a block of balsa foam.

Derby (it's not so evident, he's a fish, didn't turn out perfect)
all together now.

they're about 3 inches tall. and like the drawing, they'll have faces, once i coat them with spray paint to keep them from dusting everywhere (by the way i inhaled like an ounce of balsa foam dust.... good thing it's non-toxic!) and then paint them proper.

just simple mockups to get an idea of what they'd look like.

what's next?

Monday, October 15, 2007

we are not two, we are one

i asked for a sign and he gave me a cricket with one hind leg.

Saturday, October 13, 2007