Sunday, May 25, 2008

Found something cool, now what do I do with it?

So I took a walk today. The main focus of my walk was to cut some lilacs and apple blossoms. I did get a nice supply and now the house smells very pretty.

On my way back I found this big chunk of bark on the side of the road. Apparently it fell off a logging truck. It looks pretty cool and it's over 1/4 inch thick so fairly sturdy. I just have no idea what I'm going to use it for yet. Maybe as a display for my jewelry or as a sculpture base?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fire Dancer Sculpt WIP

I meant to post this last week but decided the photos I had taken weren't good enough. Life sort of got in the way of sculpting in the last week, one of my cats passed away and I had chicken and pheasant chicks arrive. Now I've got better photos to share so here they are, the first stage of my Fire Dancer sculpt.
If any of you have ever wondered how I make sculptures like Odin's Runesong, Selkie Emerging and the Fire Dancer balace the way they do I've written an article on it. You can check it out here: Building a Balancing Armature.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

I've been a Busy Squid

I have an ever growing number of Squidoo sculpting tutorial lenses. Here's the current list, I hope you find them useful.

Polymer Clay Sculpting Tips and Techniques
Techniques for Curing Polymer Clay
Painting Polymer Clay Sculpture
Building Armatures for Polymer Clay Sculpture
Using Liquid Polymer Clay
Polymer Clay Sculpting Tools

And here are some miscellaneous lenses built to be useful for artists.

Taking Successful Photos of your Artwork
Resources for Figure Artists
Resources for Animal Artists

I've also been named a Squidoo Giant Squid which has really motivated me to want to create even more resources for sculptors and artists. So keep a look out here or on Squidoo for them.