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Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Sea Goblins for the first month of 2010


I know it's been a little bit since my last post.  Honestly I have been in a bit of a creative slump for me. Normally I can get at lest three pieces done in a week unless it is a big one.  But,I have retreated a bit this year.  Perhaps new things are beginning to grow beneath the surface of my creative mind.  Admittedly I do get bored easily if I stick with one medium for too long.  So, I am thinking I need to do some drawing or painting in addition to the sculpture to satisfy that void.  We shall see how that goes.  In the meantime, here are three little sea goblins I created using more of the lovely shells a friend gave me for Christmas. They are all polymer clay sculpts in sea shells.


This little guy loves his aqua blue shell.  He is really proud of his new home.  Some of the shells were painted and almost looked as if they had been cast out of clay.  They had this curious seam and were painted in bright colors.


Here is the last little guy for this set.  He is really shy.  But, he seems to have adapted quite well to his yellow shell home.

On a side note tomorrow I will be picking the winner of my monster giveaway.  SO stay tuned for that.  If you want to get in on it and you haven't yet.  Just scroll donw to the post it is only two away and enter.  Thanks again for visiting my blog.  I love you all out there.  You inspire me to keep creating.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Monster Finished Sort of



So, I finished my monster sort of.  He still needs his base.  But, I can add that easy enough.  This first picture is with his first base coat on and the addition of the blue spots. I wanted to show the process I usually go through.



In this picture he has his first glaze coat of green gold fluid acrylic.  I use Golden brand as I love there pigment quality.  I add a bit of fluid matte medium to thin it a bit more and just lightly paint on the glaze.



Here he is finished.  This is after applying the glaze coat of Quinachrodone Nickel Gold fluid acrylic and a walnut acrylic stain.  His eye got it's pupil somewhere in the midst of the painting.  This was a fun little fellow to make.  As a matter of fact he has inspired me to write again.  I am working on the Encyclopedia of Monster and Related Creatures of the Clifton area of Cincinnati Ohio.  I thought this would make a fun tome to accompany my creatures.  A friend suggested I write about them as I had such interesting stories for each one.  So, this will be my attempt at doing that.  I will keep you all updated and maybe get a chance to post a few excerpts from time to time.  Happy weekend everyone.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WIP Monster Maddness Continues



It seems that I am having a rough time getting any work done this month.  I wanted to start the year off with lots of new pieces.  Alas, I am coming home from working at the art store so tired.  But, in the midst of all that, I am working on a monster.  As you may recall I am participating in the Year of Monsters over at DAG (Dark Artists Guild).  Here you can see the armature and the final sculpt before baking. I hope to post the finished dude this weekend.  I can't say he is all that sinister looking though.  I am not sure if I can make a mean monster.  But, I have a year to try.

If you missed my post about my big give away you can see the previous post or click here.  Have a great rest of the week y'all.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Anniversary Giveaway of Sorts




Ok, it's a bit late, but I am hosting an anniversary giveaway here on the blog.  I think this is the four year of my blog and also to celebrate the year of the monster over on the Dark Artists Guild site.  They haven't posted the details yet.  But, it looks like a lot of fun.  So, anyway my little monster ornie is the prize for my giveaway.

The Rules:


   1:  You must be a follower of this blog.


2:  you must leave a comment on this post with some way to contact you if you win.


That's it, and I will pick the winner on February 1st.  You have until midnight January 31st 2010 to enter.  So, I wish all of you out there good luck.  Thank you again for making this a fun place to show off my art.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

New Year, New WOrk


New work for this great new year ahead of us. Here is a small piece called a sea dragon. He is about 4 inches in length and lives in his purple sea shell. He is sculpted out of polymer clay and then painted with acrylics. He has glass bead eyes. This is a front on shot of him.



Here we have a side view of the little guy. There is a metal loop built into him so that he can hang as an ornament.


This is a work in progress. He isn't sitting on his stump yet. He will be a forest story teller. I had him started before Christmas actually. Initially he was going to be a goblin Santa for a friend but, decided that he wasn't a Santa ofter all. This is my first attempt at making a character with hooved feet.


Here is a side of him. He has a furry tail of sorts and a little mane of hair too. His eyes are glass beads and he is a polymer clay sculpt. Hand painted with a variety of glazes and then antiqued which is my signature look.

So, that is what I have been up to so far. I am planning on doing a few more sea goblins or dragons as I was given a nice little stash of sea shells for Christmas from a friend. Until next time.