So, in order to keep to my posting at least once a week, I am giving you a sneak peek. These are a couple of prototypes for a piece I am working on for a special show. I have been invited to participate in a show whose theme is dedicated to all things chocolate. Our work is supposed to be inspired by or in some way promote chocolate. So, the first piece I am working on is a box of goblin chocolates. These guys belong to a newly discovered class of goblins called mimics. They camouflage themselves to look like a common object so in order to hide from or trick humans. These are chocogoblins. They resemble a chocolate candy.
This first offering is one whom can bite back. So, I am not sue I would be sticking my fingers into that box. But, they do this to unsuspecting people. They are all created from polymer clay over a foil and tape armature.
The pieces were then painted with a brown paint to resemble the tones of the chocolates they are to mimic. Then I glazed them with a walnut stain to give them a little bit of luster.
The eyes are fresh water pearls. I even put that swirly line on top like the fancy chocolates have on them. I think it gives them that extra special touch.
I am not sure how many I am going to make yet. But, I am going to go out looking for an actual box of chocolates that I can use as their home. This will make for some tasty field research.
Once I get more details about the show I will post it here and on my facebook page. It is going to be December of this year. So, I have some time to get three different pieces done. These guys will be one. I am planning on a cocoa goblin as a possible piece and a monster chocolate rabbit for the third. But, that can change as I work on ideas. Hope you all have a great weekend. I am snowed in today and am just playing in the studio and on the computer.