Monday, June 08, 2009

Photo of the Week - Works in Progress

I meant to upload these last week, but due to multiple family events and activities I literally did not have a minute to set up a photo shoot. Fortunately today has been much more laid back and I was able to get out my camera again.

As promised, I bring you my second Breyer repaint for my daughter. I was going for a "Goth" sort of feel on this piece, and I am satisfied with the way it turned out. So is Lydia, LOL. Unfortunately, the subtlties of the colors in the finished piece don't show to advantage in this photo - I have no idea why the red around the eyes is so pronounced, and the shades of green that are dappled through the coat are all but invisible. I guess you're just going to have to trust me on this one - it turned out pretty cool.


I still need to embellish and insert the wings, but although I like this pair I'm not certain now that I want to use them. I think I want something a little more dragon-like.


And finally, here is my little baby dragon as is he so far. He's come a ways from that ball of tinfoil, hasn't he?



His little face turned out exactly the way I wanted it, so I went ahead and baked that part already. I have been doing some reading and experimenting with sculpting then baking in stages, and I think this might just be the technique I need to protect my works from inadvertant squishes and fingernail marks.

Next up will be to give him real hands and feet instead of the mittens that show here. I am really anxious to finish him, but one step at a time is better than never finishing him because I don't have time to settle down and concentrate on the whole thing in one sitting.

12 comments:

Kerry said...

Love the repaint on the horse and the wings are really awesome, they look to me like they would be perfect for the horse,can't wait to see the next pair. Yuor dragon is coming along great, I will keep watch!!

Jennifer Rose said...

both are great :D

the dragon is looking wonderful! :D do you use a hairdryer to bake it in sections? I know some people do it that way, but I think it would kill mine :p

Michelle Eaton said...

They look great! I think those wings would be perfect for the horse too. Can't wait to see that dragon finished :)

Karen Becker said...

Judi, I love your new repaint and your dragon is off to an amazing journey! Can't wait to see it finished!
Karen Becker

Bear said...

love the repaint on your horse and I believe ya always do n your dragons head is beautiful darling one I think you dun it right baking now before you get a chance to mess it up ggg
love n hugs beraxoxoxoxo

BumbleVee said...

some colours are just difficult to show well in a pic Judi...not to worry... I find that with darker coloured bears. they seem to have no...uh... personality ...

If you like it and it looks good to the human eye... that's what counts.

The dragon is coming along great. Did you add some colour then to the clay before baking? I have to bake in stages too...the dreaded squishies on other parts I am not watching...and fingernail or other little nicks...arrrghh..it is so annoying ...

oh...and...I am making my wig for my doll now. I found a great tutorial I must send it to you...it is for a doll with a hard head..but, I am using the technique to make one for my gal... so far so good... gluing on some wefted mohair.... only two rows on so far. Tomorrow.....

Serena said...

The horse is beautiful! And your little dragon is coming along so well....I can hardly wait to see it finished ~ :)

MaryO said...

The repaint looks like fun, although I guess I just don't understand the fascination with the "Goth" style (my granddaughter is into that, however).
Your little dragon is delightful already. You're quite right to take your time with it...I know it will be fantastic.

Linda Fleming said...

Your dragon is fantastic! Is this the one you are doing in Sprite's class? I bake in stages,too. That's the only way I can keep from messing up parts I have finished sculpting before going on to another area of the piece.

The horse looks great, too. I have the same problem sometimes when photographing something- the colors in some areas come out too pronounced.

Louisiana Momma said...

amazing as always.. it's wonderful how you are altering these horses and making them unique.. you know I love your work.. can't wait to see him with his wings :-)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow absolutely awesome. You are so talented that you never cease to amaze me.

HElen said...

Love it!Love it!Love it!

Love the apint work you done on horse and those wings will be great!
The dragon - great! wonderful!

I bake in section pretty often which will allow me to make different layers I wanted for piece.