the whole building the skeleton/laying in the main masses thing made the basic body sculpting incredibly straightforward… I like how the kitten looks.
Unfortunately I really didn’t think enough about it as a sculpture in the round – and the back is boring. I’m going to have to try to think more about that for the next one. I also didn’t connect the armature to the stand so I could swing it up in the air and work on it upside down, and its hard to work on the feet without squishing other bits of the sculpt. (I also need to look at cat feet more – how many toes, and where they are on the front and the back feet)
but i’m totally wimping out trying to figure out how to texture/finish the skin. Sphynx kittens have lovely masses of wrinkles — i don’t know how to lay them in. i’m trying to work up my enthusiasm. Finding myself remembering a book I read to my kids when they were small – Catwings by Ursula LeGuin and thinking about bat-type wings for this guy…..
anyway – here are pics in the round for current status….
and here is the boring backside…