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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sneak Peek Into Codyland

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into the world of Codyland today.  I have recently been obsessed with remaking toys into something very different than they once were intended .  Here you can see a small little baby doll that I had purchased in a set several years ago.  Believe it or not, these vinyl toys make great armatures for other creations.  As you can see I have covered the torso and legs with masking tape so the layer of Super Sculpey will stick to it.  These parts are also a different form of plastic so I wasn't sure how it would work.  I know the head and arms would be fine.

Meet the next incarnation of the little doll.  He will eventually become a baby creature from the black lagoon.

The outer skin is a layer of Super Sculpey.  His eyes are made from a blue and green speckled glass bead. His fin like structures are made from translucent Sculpey.

So the next step is the painting process which is always such fun.  I am playing around with adding a bit of texture to the skin to make it more amphibian like.  He will be in colors of blues, greens and yellows.  Of course he will also have hints of iridescence.

I will post the final version of Lohre when he is finished.  I am also in the process of freshening up my blog. So, don't be surprised by the changes.  I have decided to revert back to the original title as it is also the name of my artistic creative business now.  Stay tuned my friends and thank you as always for your visits.  I am honored.



Emily Eckel said...

Wonderful new work Cody! Thanks for posting a link on Facebook.

flyingbeader said...

When Chris & I first saw that baby doll head we both said at the same time "what in the heck is Cody doing with that baby doll head???" We thought you'd gone pretty!!!!! Then we scrolled down and whew...Cody Cody Cody project! I was scared.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Emily I appreciate that and I am trying with the update. Dot, not to worry. Pretty isn't my thing. Wait until you see the finished piece.

Karen Mallory said...

Wow Cody!!! That is so cool what you have done with the baby doll. Great repurposing!!
Love him!
hugs Karen

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Karen, I am happy with how he turned out.