Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sculpture: Kitty-Dog!

My aunt introduced me to Sculpey clay in 1999. It's a polymer-based, oven-baking clay that's perfect for building small figurines, of which I built dozens upon dozens. It gets stiff with age, but it doesn't dry out; the Sculpey I have on hand is around 12-14 years old!

In December, I got the sudden urge to make a figurine: I was aiming for a cat, but it turned into a kitty-dog.

Eyes are glass seed beads.
Although I monitored kitty-dog's baking time, I ended up baking it
too long: singed ears, eyebrows, and nose - oops!

The last figurines I'd sculpted? - Christmas tree ornaments from 2006. I sculpted the kitty-dog using some of the same clay mixtures I'd used on these two:

2006 photo.
2013 photo during my holiday visit to my parents'.
I have a maquette in the works (temporarily on hold) for one of Brainsick's more devious characters. I'll post progress for her soon!

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