Thursday, October 2, 2008

New WIP and WIP update

Below is the second small Santa work in progress. This little guy is 4.75" tall and is about as small as I ever sculpt a figure. He hasn't been sanded yet so he has lots of little papier mache fibers that need to be taken down before I put primer on him so I can begin painting. I always look at the pieces in this state and wonder how they will look after I get the initial paint and glazes on them. The paint greatly influences the personality of each piece so sometimes my initial concept of a figure is altered with just a few brush strokes or shadows.

This little Santa has push-down boots too, because those darn elves won't make him a new pair to match his squatty little legs. The elves think that's funny...naughty little elves!!

The next WIP, shown below, you have seen in the clay state already. Our brainy little boy, Poindexter Pumpkin, is shown here with his head almost completed in paint, and his body and leggings covered in an initial coat of black paint...that changes later this morning. He is another Lumina pumpkin and he sort of looks like he has had a "brow-lift", which is that look some children have when they open their eyes really wide and force a smile for a photograph. There is a certain innocence in that pose and that is what I was going for. He is a brainy boy, but so needing the life experiences to balance the brightness he was born with.

In the flat black paint he almost looks like an über pumpkin in tights. I have plans to change that so I better get to my studio table to work on Poindexter's attire.

Gorgeous day here so hope yours is great too!! Happy creating!


Designs by CK said...

Popping in to say HELLO Laurie!

Hope you are having a great week! :)


Sweet B Folk Art said...

Laurie - I like the WIP sneak peeks! my work in progress always looks like a big lumpy mess.

Where in Nebraska do you live (email me if you wish) - We were in Kearny last year.

I enjoy your style - your creations could have their own movie.

Sweet B

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Laurie~
I love your Christmas pieces and I'm not big on Christmas collecting...may have to start???


Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you Chris, Amelia and Kristen. I have Poindexter's figure almost done and will work on his base tomorrow.

Everyone is so busy right now I thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!!