Saturday, October 23, 2010
Creepy Orphan Society Sept/Oct Challenge
Well, I finally finished my September/October challenge, "Morbid Curiosity" for the Creepy Orphan SOciety. I have to say I don't do creepy that often. The last was my Halloween giveaway piece. But here is the "Great Horned Boney Bird". He is a polymer clay sculpt over a wood and wire armature. That is wrapped with batting and fabric strips to fill out the gody. I made his talons out of wire and paper. His tail is another piece of fantail willow. I just love using those. The skin of his body is strips of decorative paper applied. Once that was dry, I applied the black netting over it as a drape or cloak like piece. Then he was finished with little pieces of a pink and dark gray fake fur. I like how he finally turned out. The cool thing about some of the more artsy pieces I have made in the last few months, is that I have been developing some fun techniques. I plan on using these for future projects.
This is a close up of his upper body. So, there is the first challenge for our fledgling group. I enjoy the Creepy Orphan Society, a great group of artists and it is fun to share. It gives me a chance to explore a bit of the darker side of things. Have a great fun Saturday my friends out there in blog land. Tomorrow I announce the details of my new class. I hope you will come back and check it out.