Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Jake is Done!!

Jake has his arms and paws now and he is ready to go out for an evening of fun. I gave him skinny little arms and oversized paws in proportion to them and it just works for me. I'm a tad heavy this month on the Halloween side of SpookyTime Jingles so you probably will not see him there during August. The second photo is a close up of the textural surface of celluclay, which I love because it antiques so beautifully. It also shows how some of the larger circles are black with an orange circle around them and then a black wash around the outside of the orange. Time consuming but so worth it!!
This is the whole figure with the painted graveyard base. It has lots of bats, stars, and other spooky characters that are Jake's friends. The finish I'm using is a matte liquitex varnish, but I'm finding it is really more of a satin finish when it dries on the surface.

Well, I need to paint today so I had better get going. Hope you like how Jake turned out and I hope to have Glycerin and Elwood completely painted and finished soon. I think 3 kitties will make a nice presentation ...if I can keep the live ones out of my art materials!!!!!!!!! Elwood is adamant about being on the studio table this week for some reason, but I'm viewing it as a good way to keep an eye on him and my chenille, yarn, wires, brushes, etc.!!! My little helpers!!
Happy creating!


Anonymous said...

He is so great!!!

Nancy said...

Oh Laurie...Jake is amazing! I love him. The base is very intriguing and beautifully done. You truly are a wonderful talent!

Hugs, Nancy

Ginny Diezel said...

I am in complete awe of your talent!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Laurie ~ Every visit is a visual treat & delight! Jake is GREAT!!! :)

PS: Thanks too for all your lovely compliments on my art as well.

Spooky Hugs,

Scrappy Jessi said...

wow, this is fantastic!!

~dani~ said...

As usual, fantastic!! Cannot wait to see on the 13th, everything!!!