|Twisting wire using a drill|
|I made the armature so it had a rig to sup end the model from|
its back rather than secure it to the base at the feet.
(Doesn't have any feet, got a tail...)
|Building up the body. I started on joints to make them strong before|
working on the rest. I'm using Tiranti modelling clay,
which is Plasticine with wax and gives you
a nice smooth finish and good detail.
|I've used masking tape to bulk out larger parts and to save|
|I've altered the face from my initial drawing. I've taken the neck|
in a lot and shortened the 'nose' and back of the head.
I tend to draw quite flat so I find I get abetter idea
of things if I sculpt them. 3D sketching.
|I've just used newspaper and masking tape wrapped|
really tightly round the tail wire. I have to make
sure it is tight so it doesn't move
around when I add the Plascticne.
|I've been using tiny amount of turps to smoothen the clay.|
Wear your hair up when use do this, I keep dipping the ends of my
hair in it by accident...and then using the stove...
So half-ish way there... been working on it for 2 and a half days. There's still much to be done- hands, tail (which i also need to finish designing), fins, hair.
I've made a time-lapse video of me working....
The quality isn't very good. This is only a bit of it. Will up load full...
It's so nice to finally be getting started. I've been so unmotivated for ages. Once I've done this I plan to make one with sculpy head and hands and look more at the tail armature. Then when I have a good armature, I'll make a puppet with foam body and a latex cast head.
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