Monday, June 27, 2011

Pumpkin Boy Update

Sorry I didn't get a post up last week, but I had a camera and computer that decided they were no longer friends.  My computer would not let me upload any images into blogger, and I kept getting error messages that the photos were downloaded from another computer.   I completely reloaded my camera program and finally got it to work this morning.  I have no clue what happened, but it's working now so I have my fingers crossed!!

As promised, here is an update on Billy A. Battykins, a little lumina pumpkin boy shown in the last post.  Billy loves his bats and baby pumpkins.

He has a long pumpkin stem, a cape collar, bat bow tie, bat scepter and little jack-o'-lantern that all help make part of his charming character.

He hopes to find a home this fall so he can share his Halloween spirit!!  Wish him luck!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pumpkin Boy WIPs

I have been working on finishing a group of 11 figures in paper mache this past week.  It always amazes me how long it takes to add their little fingers, boots and "extras" to help them develop a personality.  Below, are two of the pumpkin boy figures that are almost completed in paper mache.  The figure on the left is waiting for his scepter head, but he has failed to tell me yet what it needs to be so currently it is just a stick.  I suspect from the way he is holding that stick it needs to be a cane so he can tap dance the night away.  Doesn't he look like he wants to dance?...and 5-6-7-8, (insert Fred Astaire singing- )
"I'm puttin' on my top hat,
Tyin' up my white tie,
Brushin' off my tails.
I'm dudin' up my shirt front,
Puttin' in the shirt studs,
Polishin' my nails...."

Okay, that just gave me the solution!!  I love it when things work that easily!

Have a great week...I'm off to sculpt the top of Fred's cane!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Orb Figures are Completed

The orb is done and I'm now painting on a few sculpted figures before mixing some more paper mache clay to sculpt with this week.  I looked at the calendar over the weekend and counted the days left before Ghoultide Gathering, and then counted the number of pieces I have done, and I sort of felt my heart skip a beat....yikes, time to kick it in high gear!  Since it is an evening and day event this year, instead of just a day event, I would like to have a few more pieces done. 

I mentioned in the prior post that I would show the figures on the newest orb so here they are....

  "Spidey Wicked".....
"Monte Moon".....
"Over Bite"....
 "Lenny Lumina"....
and "Skelly Bones" on the bottom.

Hope you like how the orb figures turned out!
Have a great week!