Work on the unfinished Troll Screamers shown above as well as several NEW Troll Screamers will resume soon. I have several body parts ready to go for the new creations.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
SOME THINGS ACTUALLY DO GET MY UNDIVIDED ATTENTION - SOMETIMES
For the remainder of the week since yesterday (Wedensday) untill Monday the three projects below have been & will continue to get my undivided attention, allowing for short breaks of course.
First up the two Troll Screamers Sharky (the prize give away Troll Screamer first left) & the witch Troll Screamer (to be sold when finished farthest right). Due to a combination of how they are constructed (hollow) & the nature of their limb joints (shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, wrists & ankles) along with their multi-toned skins. I have to paint them only two skin tone layers at a time so the 'joints' do not get too wet & they then would lose the poses they have (final poses shown) due to the wet joints & the weight of the wet paint on such large creations.
Since any given Troll Screamer has 6/8 skin tones that are merged during painting throught out any exposed skin area's i can only add two NEW layers of skin tone a day wihout comprimising the final poses. Supporting arms & legs etc during the drying periods after painting is not always an easy option as often the area's i'd need To place the end of a support at may itself be covered in wet paint. If these guys were smaller (current sizes roughly 60cms tall) wet weight during painting may Not have been such an issue, but i don't like to make small thnigs lol.
My first dragon vase (shown above) is to be finished as are ALL those to follow with the cracked effect i decscribed in my last post (Tips & Trick No.6). I want the vases to have an 'aged' look & feel to them. Unlike the black vase in the afore mentioned post i plan to 'enhance' the cracks by painting the 'base coat' (under the cracked bone mix dragon skin) so that the cracks stand out more - visably. To do his i am going to paint on a white base coat which will stand out inbetween the cracks of the final coat of off white bone mix dragon skin finish
Around the embossed dragon on the vase shown above i intend to paint a small section of 'coloured scenery' or back drop, but the main vase itself will be plain in colour similar to aged pottery vases of this type would be. An off whie aged glaze colour which explains the reason for the 'cacked finish' i mentioned in the Tricks & Tips post..
I should have the Troll Screamers finished by this coming Monday (i have to pop out tomorrow to top up my PVA glue supplies) & will post some pictures of these guys then. The first of my dragon vases how ever will have to stand undisturbed a few days more & so it may be sometime through the week or next weekend before i can show the final project pictures here. So with this closing sentence: Stay tuned folks for more.