Wednesday, July 08, 2009

This month's UFO Challenge Piece: the T-Rex Canvas

I started this canvas well over a year ago after a class with Linda Misa on Doll Street. The idea for this one was inspired by my oldest daughter, who absolutely adores dinosaurs, and an old book on dinosaurs that was retired from the children's collection of library where I work.

I got stuck after I added the dinosaur image and so it has been sitting on the couch in my studio silently roaring at me ever since. Last week I had a dream that gave me the idea to render the dinosaur in bas relief in paper clay, so last night I sat down and sculpted and carved him in 3-D.


It was easier than I thought it would be. Now I just have to wait for the clay to completely dry, then I can seal it and get to the fun part - painting!!

9 comments:

Kerry said...

hmmmm.. interesting, looks awesome so far!

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is wonderful. That is really a great idea to do it with paperclay.

Jennifer Rose said...

that looks so cool! the texture of the dinosaur is really well done :D

Serena said...

it's looking magnificent already! i can't wait to see him all painted up.

Judi W. said...

That rocks! Can't wait to see how he looks when he's painted. I never finished my canvas from that class either - my little girl has no face.

HElen said...

That is SO-o-o-u cool! Wow! Love it!

Sprite said...

This is soo cool Judi! I LOVE Dino's!! Can't wait to see it finished. BTW, thank you and you MOST certainly are too!!

Hugs,
Sprite

Linda Fleming said...

Love it Judi! I found I really enjoyed doing reliefs when I did the little lady of the sea on the tile. I can't wait to see this one come alive.

MaryO said...

I wish to goodness I had dreams like that Judi. This is going to be terrific, but I've come to expect that from your work.