Pretty neat, huh? I’m very impressed with this oven-bake clay. Super easy to work with. It goes from soft modeling clay to a semi-flexible wood-like state after baking. You can even add soft clay to the baked clay and bake it again and it all fuses together with no shrinkage that I’ve been able to detect. In short, great great stuff.
I’ve got all the major parts done, save the hands and feet. The next step is figuring out the fuzzy connective tissue. I have a few ideas but they’re going to take time and experimentation to perfect. Stay tuned, campers!
Beware mortals! What you see is the beginning of the first real 3-D Fuzzy Skeletonian to enter our plane of existence! The scale I’m working on right now is more the bite-your-toes-off-and-laugh-while-you’re-screaming size of Fuzzy Skeletonian but I hope to bring these guys to full rip-your-arm-off-and-beat-you-with-a-bloody-stump scale in the future but that may be a while coming simply due to cost of materials.
What I’m envisioning at present are highly detailed Fuzzy Skeletonian figurines fit for collecting. Working in 3-D is also going to allow me to literally start building my Fuzzy Skeletonian Army! World domination is only a matter of time now, bitches!!
I must say, it feels good to be working with clay again. Never thought I’d see the day. Until I started messing around with this stuff I’d almost forgotten the ceramics classes I took in college. I guess my dream of being a ceramic sculptor never really died, it just laid dormant for a while. After all these years the sneaky little bastard gave me quite the pleasant surprise! Fuckin’ life. It has a way of circling around and giving you back what you thought you’d lost.
Here’s my latest greatest painting project. I call it a project because I’m not sure it’s done. I may go back and add some more to this. Maybe some thin-lined fiddly bits of some kind.
Sorry for my absence of late. Been having some personal (as well as blog) hiccups that have been disrupting me and and slowing me down in general. I finally had a bit of an epiphany over the weekend that cleared a few things up for me and I think I’m on the mend. Thanks for sticking with me.
Here’s something I’ve been meaning to show you all for a while and one of the reasons I am so into painting right now. Just look at that dark, murky blackness! The first time I laid down some thick wet lines like this it really got to me but now it’s something that I’ve grown to love. There’s just something so mesmerizing about the light reflecting off the wet paint and the fact that all it would take would be just one false move, one sneeze, one over-excited cat jumping up on my table and all of this beautiful liquid fragility would be completely ruined. Of course, all of this gets lost once it dries and that’s why I finally decided to take a quick snap shot for the sharing and stuff…
No, I’m not just stalling because I’m afraid of starting on the head and potentially fucking this whole thing up, so don’t even go there! I’m sharing with you the beauty of creation and you should be grateful for this glimpse into my process… You know what? I don’t CARE what you think! I”M SHARING DAMMIT!!1!
Just wanted to share what I’ve been doing lately with my fuzzy skellies. Here’s a quick work in progress .gif I threw together of the fuzzy fella I completed last night. One of the many I plan to have ready for my OPG in the fall.
This whole idea was born out of a combination of seeing what ROUBLE RUST often does on her art blog and the desire to share with you what I see when I’m creating these guys (or any of my creations for that matter). It’s just lines on paper and some watercolor paint, of course. All these steps are what I see when I look at the finished product. When my works are freshly completed what you’re seeing above is what often keeps me from seeing the greater whole. I get the individual parts stuck in my head and it takes time for them to finally combine in my mind, allowing me to finally see what I’ve ultimately created.
Anyway, just thought this little glimpse into my process and methodology might be interesting.