I had so much fun today that I just have to share! In some of the Wednesday WOW posts, there have been hints of heads and hands. They are still a ways from completion, but I’m so tickled with the direction they are going. Well, mostly!
These are the first two heads I made while taking an on-line class. Aren’t they a pair of characters?
The painting is one of the things that have not been going so well. Fortunately, I “practiced” on the other head first. I’ve done some research and I think I know what to do. He doesn’t look as bad as I thought a couple of days ago. Amazing what a good night’s sleep can do!!
Today, I worked on a third head! I wanted to experiment with working smaller and try for a different look. On this guy, I baked the clay between each of the major steps – eyes, nose and cheeks, mouth and chin, etc. He still needs a forehead and a neck, but I can’t help but smile every time I look at him! This one is definitely a keeper!
And this guy? We had something of an ear mishap today! As I was adding to the top and back of his head, that right ear snapped off! No problem. I now know you can add clay and bake it again, so I set about “stitching” it back on. But, feeling so proud of my solution, I forgot one little thing. Thin pieces need to be shielded when baked more than once. All it needed was a little foil tent . . . and I forgot!
So, now I’m thinking I’ll probably use a dark skin-tone for this guy. Yeah, that ought to do it! Stay tuned to see how that turns out!