Monday, April 02, 2007

Ready to Mail

He's done, but oh the headaches he gave me in the process! I have never ever worked this small before, and I'm not sure I will again. My fingers just don't like working that way.

I am not at all happy with the way his hands and fingers turned out. I eventually had to resort to a "mitten" style of hand to make any indication of fingers at all. Honestly, I don't know how the people who make the eeny teeny stuff that sells on eBay do it. Trade secret I guess...

Fortunately, the figure I am making for myself is on a much larger scale, and also female, with NO horn. (Another detail on the swap piece that gave me FITS!) I hope to get started sculpting on her this afternoon -- I just need to wait for the apoxie armature to get a little harder.

I want to try a different wing method too. I've been collecting wing tutorials from the internet for a long time I think now would be a good time to play with some new ways of doing things.

Now I just need to pack him securely and pop him in the mail and my swap obligations are done until I receive the next installment in my round robin. It feels SO good to be making things again!

6 comments:

Jan D said...

Hey I love him Judi!! Anything you do-- turns out great-- but-- I think it --IS-- because-- you worry so and go for the best you can do ALL the time!!Cant wait to see your next piece..Nothing like being pushy Huh??

Kerry said...

He turned out great Judi, I agree with Jan don't be so hard on yourself about it. Your partner will love what you did!

Judi said...

It's hard not to be hard on yourself when it doesn't come out the way you pictured it in your head. I know. That said, I think he's wonderful. Your swap partner will be sure to treasure him.

Linda said...

Judi, Judi, Judi!He is marvelous! Wow- that is some amazing sculpting. I love the pose and the wings are perfect. I am so impressed wih him.
Linda F from FL

Shashi Nayagam said...

He is lovely even though he gave you lots of headaches he is well worth that and I know the feeling of not getting things to the way you want tell me about it! But Judi we who look from the outside don't see those flaws and I got to remember that too LOL!
Can't wait to see what you do for wings.

Kai said...

Judi, I think you can do EVERYTHING well! To ME, doing a male figure is 100 times more difficult than doing a female, and you did a MARVELOUS one! He's so detailed, small, and PERFECT! I just love him!