Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sebastian Snowman

I had a late night of painting yesterday...uh, this morning, while I waited for hubby to get home from teaching so I made good strides on finishing the paint on Sebastian. Sebastian Snowman is the first snowman on one of the wooden bases I found earlier this fall. Rather than using a dowel and glue to affix him to the base, he is just sitting on the base and can be repositioned and stored separately. I like the idea of being able to give him a slight tilt to the right or left, or to tip his head down or up depending on where he is placed on a cupboard or tabletop. There is a slight indentation on the top of the base for the ball to nicely sit in place.



Below, is the full figure of Sebastian with a tilt off to his right. If you remember, Sebastian is rubbing his belly with pride at the size of the ball the children rolled when making him, but because of the children's exuberance his vest is too tight and the only thing holding it closed are the peppermint buttons.



Sebastian's base is painted with a night scene of a full moon lighting the snow scene below that includes a tree and second snowman. The moon may change to a peppermint swirl. I am going to do a paper version today and tape it to the base to look at it to see if that works for me or not...hmmmm, we will see.



Close up below of the holly on Sebastian's hat and then the holly in his pocket.




Sebastian isn't like other snowmen...he has a human nose and eyes plus a toothy grin so I need to explore this type of figure further. The next figure is started, but I don't have the face sculpted so you may see another snowman similar in theme with different details.

This little guy will be available the 13th on the SpookyTime Jingles marketplace!!

Hope you like him!! Happy Creating
Laurie

3 comments:

janell berryman artist-owner said...

He's grrrreat!!! Love the base. Very spooky yet Christmas. Fantastic combo!

janell berryman artist-owner said...

ps I LOVE YOUR KITTENS!

Nancy said...

Oh Laurie...

He is just fabulous! Love all of the detail. The base is wonderful...a unique way to display your whimsical works!

Have a great week!
Hugs, Nancy