Friday, 11 September 2009
5 MINUTE QUICKIES #2 MAKING A REALISTIC TONGUE
Making a realistic tongue couldn't be easier. There are two methods i use depending on the sculpture i am working on. My main method is as follows.
Take one or two tubes that work with the size of the project your working on. Squash the tubes then tape together. Trim one end into a suitable tongue end shape then tape down the edges.
Coat the whole thing in un-dilluted glue, then dip & roll it in small wood chippings like the type used in smnall rodent cages. If you are making a very small tongue the run the chippings through a blender briefly to refine them more.
paint the tongue in the colours of your choice then when fully dry coat in un-dilluted PVA glue. When the PVA dries it turns transparant leaving a wonderful saliva coated tongue effect as you can see below. Two good thick coatings will give the finish just enough depth & leave the roughness showing throuh like a real tongue.