I'm not at all happy with his hands. I forsee more sculpting practice in my future. Not a problem -- I adore getting my hands into the clay!
I am VERY happy though with his boots. They almost look real up close. I sculpted them in brown, painted them black, then sanded them lightly to make them look like worn leather boots.
The next step will be some needle sculpting on the body to give him a little more shape, and then I can begin his costume. Right now I am thinking I want him to be a Father Christmas type figure. I already have some lovely brown-ish velvet that will be perfect for a robe or cloak.
Just for fun I'm putting up this photo I snapped of the very first head I ever sculpted. Isn't it so awful it's funny?! I know most faces are slightly asymmetrical, but I don't think there is a single feature that even begins to resemble its counterpart...
At least I learned that I hate paperclay, and have never forced myself to endure touching it again.
The last shot for today is the necklace I promised in the last post. This is Eni Oken's "Chaos" pattern, done with blue and pink peruvian opals and sterling silver. The charm on the center stone is the chinese character for "Happiness". I have some small drops I am considering attaching as dangles as well, but I haven't decided yet. As much as I adore fringy stuff, I am liking this one just as it is too.