Friday, September 26, 2008

Snowman Work in Progress

New WIP for you to see today. This is the first snowman I've made with a human type face, similar to the pumpkin heads I make. I gave him skinny branch like arms and fingers, but with a little more flexibility in their appearance than an actual stick. I plan on playing with the paint on the arms to make them look more stick or branch like.

He has a tiny little top hat because the children got a bit overzealous in their snowball rolling and made him larger than the hat they had to place on his head, and he is running his fingers over his belly in disbelief at his size...but also it is done with a little pride that he holds so much snow. (Even a snowman can have a little vanity.) I've got plans for his attire so we will see how this all comes together.

He will be mounted on a 6.75" high base, shown above, that will have a painted winter scene on the front.

The head was dry so I put an initial coat of paint on the surface and then couldn't stand it...I had to rough paint his eyes to see what he was going to look like. I think he has potential!!!

Happy creating and look for another little WIP for tomorrow.


Ginny Diezel said...

Handsome fella! As usual!

Z said...

He's gorgeous! I want to thank you so much for sharing your process. I have a question, do you seal your pieces?

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Dear Ginny--thank you for your generous comment!!

Z...I do seal my pieces with a matte polymer varnish after I finish painting the piece. I usually use 2 coats to make sure the surface is well protected.
Thank you for stopping by!!

PJ's talkin'.... said...

That's exactly how I looked this morning. I can't wait to see the transformation. You blog is fun. thanks, PJ