Saturday, May 29, 2010

more progress...

Just a quick picture to continue documentation.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sculpture continued....

The process goes on... Much of the time has been devoted to experiments, many of which were unsuccessful. For example, mixing plaster of paris with Insta-clay produces a weaker substate than either separately. The pants were quite a challenge but came out pretty well. The jacket is the next big hurdle. It is like trying to make doll clothes. The hat and right hand are an experiment in applying liquid clay to dried plaster. (So far, so good.)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Here I've filled in the eye sockets, a bit of an ear, and added a little mood lighting.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


It's time to begin to define the facial features, and I added a top hat. The eye sockets will be filled in first, and then refine his features. I'm hoping that as time goes on, he will lose his resemblance to Frosty the Snowman!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sculpture continued....

The armature is in the process of being completely covered with plaster. This will continue until the form is ready for his garments. I'm starting to realize at this point that the pinecone head was probably NOT the best idea! "Life is for learning."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Armature for Sculpture

Armature for a sculpture. This armature is constructed of left-over wooden shims for strecher bars. wood glue, and skewer sticks. The head is a pine cone. It stands about 22" high. I have no sketch, just an idea. I'll post as it progresses.