Monday, August 21, 2017

Another cypress knee santa I have been working on.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Carving a Santa in Cypress Knee

Cypress Knee is an interesting wood. It has different shapes and you have to learn to see something in the wood before carving it. It tells you what to carve, you don't tell it what to carve. Fascinating. Here is a double santa and a christmas tree. It is what I saw on this piece of cypress knee.





Monday, April 15, 2013

The Blue Pansies Fairy

Here is the next in the series: The Blue Pansies Fairy in Sculpey Clay.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Slipper Orchid Fairy - In Progress

 
Here is the progress I've made with fairy #3 in a series of 12 based on my watercolor paintings. For this fairy, I took a different approach. I created a more robust wire frame and reinforced with epoxy. I also made her much smaller than the previous ones. 

When I do a personal project, I always try to find a challenge to tackle. With the watercolor fairies, I wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors. For the 3D version of the watercolor fairies, my aim is to learn how to go from 2D to 3D and to feel more comfortable with sculpting faces. I am pretty happy with the outcome of this fairy's face. I am already learning lots about it.  I am also glad that I took a different approach to make the figure more sturdy but I am not glad about the fact that I did not achieve the best color for the petals.  They are a bit off. Perhaps because I did the blending of clays at night or maybe because I need glasses :-). I am not happy about that but it is now too late to change. I still have to paint the clay so maybe I'll decide to do something different then to get closer to the correct colors but I am still deciding. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Slipper Orchid Fairy Sculpture

Now that I have finished the 12 flower fairies in watercolor, I am working on the 3D version of each of the fairies. Below is the beginnings of fairy #3 in a series of 12 sculptures in sculpey clay. In this particular sculpture, I decided to bulk up the figure by using epoxy first to give strength to the sculpture. This fairy is held by just one foot so it is important to create strength around that area. I hope to finish it by using a layer of sculpey over the epoxy.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Black Iris Flower Fairy

 Finished!!!....Fairy number 10 on a series of 12 watercolor fairies. This is the Black Iris Flower Fairy.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Red Penstemon Flower Fairy

Finished the Red Penstemon Flower Fairy. This is fairy number 9 in a series of 12 watercolor fairies.



The Gloriosa Flower Fairy - In Progress

Here is another fairy I am working on. This is number 11 in a series of 12 watercolor flower fairies.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Pink Daisy Flower Fairy - Finished

I finished the Pink Daisy Flower Fairy which is fairy number eight in a series of twelve. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Taste of Filming and using After Effects

I had the opportunity to experiment with filming and the use of the green screen method. Once I completed the filming, I brought the resulting movie to Adobe After Effects for editing and for adding effects. It was fun, complicated and interesting and it was all done with a video camera that is more than 20 years old. I really need to get myself a good digital camera with filming capabilities.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Plumeria Flower Fairy - Finished

I decided to use a different color of the Plumeria Flower for my fairy. I thought that fit better on my series of 12 fairies. Enjoy!