Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Elf in the Ornie update

Little Phineas is making some progress so here is the first bit of paint on this tiny fellow and the ornie he is emerging from. His collar was added after the initial sculpting so it was too wet for paint, but will be painted green to match his pointy hat trim and it should give him some visual punch up against the red of the ornament. Don't you love what primary colors do when they are set up against one another!!! I'm debating about the design on the ornament...40-50's style stripes and dots is the direction on leaning at the moment. I have lots more work to do on his face, trim and ornament design, but I'm excited to get him finished. I'm sculpting this week so the painting is on hold.

You will also notice there are a few pumpkin boys in clay standing behind Phineas. They are both in the works and I hope to have one dressed for Christmas. We will see if my idea has merit or not once I execute it, and if you find there isn't one on SpookyTime Jingles next month then you will know it didn't work for me. So many ideas, so little time!!! ** giggle**

Hope you are having a great week and that you have fun plans for Halloween!! Only 3 days away--Boo!
Laurie

13 comments:

Pattee said...

He is wonderful wonderful Laurie! I love those sleepy eyes and that wide smile! Do you use creative paper clay?
Pattee

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thanks Pattee. I don't use paperclay normally, but when I need a body segment to dry faster, such as the elf's body, I mixed the fastmache and paperclay together to speed up the drying time. Fastmache is my paper mache clay of choice...it is compatible with both celluclay and fastmache.

Leah's Art Magic said...

Love your little elf!
Leah

Jackie said...

Thanks Laurie....I didn't want to say anything to soon. Glad to be back :) Love the elf.....he makes me giggle!

paynterfamily4 said...

I love how he's 'popping' out! And your right - the colors are fantastic - cannot wait to see it with the dots and stripes!

Traci (:

Patty Benedict said...

Laurie...Looks like you getting into the fun holiday mood! Congrats on the great PR this year ...you deserve it!!!
Have a wonderful Spooky Halloween!
Bugs & hisses
Patty

Jorge de Rojas said...

Hey Laurie,
congrats again on your TV stint. You look great! relaxed, cool as a cucumber. Love the way the elf is progressing.

William Bezek said...

Looking Good!

yoborobo said...

Love your elf! Congrats on the TV interview, you little celeb! ;) Have a great Halloween! BOOOOOO!!!!! xo Pam

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Happy Halloween!
Congrats! on your TV interview!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

He looks adorable Laurie!!!
Blessings,Flora

SugarberrySensations said...

Hi Laurie!

Congratulations on your features! I have to tell you a funny story, please bear with me! ;o)
I live in North Platte, I have a friend in North Dakota who follows your blog. She sent me an email last week with the link to your story from NTV, I watched it, and fell in love with your work immediately! I emailed her back, and told her that you are only an hour and a half away from me - she had no idea! What a small world we all live in, we're so close, yet it was a friend in North Dakota that pointed you and your work out to me. And then, lo and behold, your story was on our local news (KNOP) as well, on Halloween!!

Congratulations! It's nice to 'meet' you! =)
Lori

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you Lori. I received a phone call from North Platte as well yesterday regarding my paper mache mix. Small world is right!
Laurie