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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Self Portrait WIP

Well I finally have time to post a work in progress.  It is the self portrait challenge piece for the local doll guilds annual show.  This years challenge was creating a self portrait.  Now, we could take liberties.  Meaning, we could do a portrait that reflects who we wish to be, see ourselves or a literal portrait.  So, I opted for how I might appear as one of my favorite fantasies, a wise old wizard.

I don't know about you, but having to do this challenge was just that.  It was difficult looking at myself and trying to be objective.  Also, it is really odd trying to project myself into the future and also capture the essence of my dream self.  What was really exciting was I got the figure to stand on his own.  I hope that I can maintain this delicate balance.

Here is a close up of my head.  I am about half way there.  I still need to cloth me and add what hair I may want.  This is a polymer clay head hands and feet.  His body is a wire armature wrapped with layers of batting.  I am still debating on how to skin this one.  I have several techniques I use and I am not sure how I am costuming myself.  So, I an gong to walk away for a few minutes to let this one percolate a bit.  So, until next time, have a good weekend everyone.


Anonymous said...

Cody..this is AMAZING! I am sooo intrigued by your art. Thanks for sharing : )

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Angie, I appreciate your comment. This is a fun project.

OnceUponAMoon said...

Can't wait to see the true "wizard you". Looking awesome so far!

Lorell Lehman said...

Can't wait to see this finished Cody....what a great project.
....and you're choice of theme/character is spot on! :)

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you OnceUponaMoon. Lorell, it is a character I have always wanted to be. Though it carries with it great responsibility.