Monday, January 4, 2010

Painting Today!!

The sculpting is done on a few figures and now it is time to paint. I love this part of creating almost as much as sculpting....well, maybe more. The characters start to come together in the sculpting process, but you can really see the figures evolve when the paint goes on. I'm anxious to see what happens.

These are the figures in paper mache clay, all dry and ready to receive their facial painting and outfits. I just noticed the little pumpkin boy in the front looks like the "Fonz" with his thumbs up like that. He will look different with his scepter and bucket added later.

Here is the second single-formed figure I have ever created (above) with the head and torso together, which forms a squatty silly looking character, which I put long arms on to exaggerate the proportions. Ah, he has a heart for his sweetie!!

This is the figure shown in the last post with his arms now sculpted. I don't know who is suppose to receive that heart he is holding, but I think they are going to have to pry it from his long spindly fingers. It must be chocolate!!!
Off to work for me!! Have a great day!


Sonia ;) said...

They look so adorable Laurie..Happy New Year.


yoborobo said...

These are so cool! I can't wait to see them painted. You have the most amazing ability to create interesting shapes!! :) xo Pam

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thanks Sonia and Pam!!! Got a lot done today so I'm feeling pretty good about getting them done by the deadline!!!

Shes Off Her Rocker said...

Oh they look fantastic Laurie! The painting part IS so much fun! I always think its like putting on their make up!! And I love the new body type...have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see them all painted up. Love the long fingers, and of course the big hats. :-)

Jo James said...

Love them already, Laurie!

Penny said...

Laurie, I absolutely love your work. It makes me feel good. Your painting is so beautiful. I live in the next state from you in Kansas. Penny aka
Folk Art by Penny