Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hatching the Eggs

I finished my UFO for the month! I still need to open the 2 larger eggs, but here is the little one completed and mounted on its base. It turned out really cool - I need to make more of these!

The little tape creature inside is the armature of the baby dragon who will be "hatching" out of the egg. (I see now that a neutral beige background was a mistake for this particular photo. Oh well...) I have the clay mixed and conditioned and ready to begin sculpting... now I just need to find some time to concentrate.

And, just because I can, I have begun another Breyer repaint, this time of a Spirit Classic. I am *trying* to remember to make myself take in-progress photos, but so far I keep forgetting. I lifted this photo off of the internet to give you a decent "before" shot.

I'll post an "after" shot later this week. His paint job turned out beautifully, and now I'm just waiting on a supply of embellishments so I can finish his wings.

I have been reading up on these. Turns out there are techniques whereby you can actually reshape the model into other poses. That sounds like something fun to try next...


MaryO said...

Oh, here's another piece I'm anxious to see finished. Well I know the egg is finished, but that little dragon is going to be the perfect resident!

Shashi Nayagam said...

That is a super cool idea and I can't wait to see it all finished.

Jennifer Rose said...

I've seen people take the legs from another horse and attach them to the one they are working on. Once its painted you never notice.

you egg looks great :D

Serena said...

Another great piece, Judi...I'll be looking forward to seeing the little dragon baby finished.

Can't wait to see the horse finished either ~ :)

Linda Fleming said...

I love how you did the egg, and can't wait to see the dragon come to life.