not having enough brain power to realize i’m running on empty — trying to get 2 bjds in resin for NIADA in July and getting ready to give brief demos on jointing bjds there, preparing to teach a class on sculpting heads for bjds in October, trying to get 1 decent piece in paperclay for gallery night at NIADA, and contributing to a couple of magazine articles…. so i decided to try some commissions for bjd heads to keep from getting bored. I wonder if i can convince my boss at my day job that i should be squishing clay at work….. no, maybe not.
this commission thing is hard for me – i really tend to get side tracked by an idea and swing off in directions not necessarily desired by the person who made the commission.
but its fun to listen to other folk talk about the heads they want, and to see what kinds of ideas they spark. The person i started the commission for had the most gloriously pointed eyes and the neatest shaped mouth. I still haven’t caught her mouth right…. but the first try i went for I got side tracked off into a dangerous dark fae head… had great fun.
but the person wasn’t looking for a dark unseelie queen…. so I started working on making her into a kinder, gentler fae –
and I think she is beautiful this way too. hmmm, that right ear doesn’t look right, does it?
I think there is a problem with people seeing past the grey clay. I may need to work on these in a more normal skin tone. but meanwhile i guess i’ll make molds and cast junk casts in neutral resin to show folk. Its interesting, I think the silicon for the molds may leach some of the diluent out of the sculpy when you make molds of the unbaked clay. it gets hard and crumbly.
I wonder how it wold be to work on these in earth clay. may have to try that – earthclay moves really nicely…. i wonder how it works with silicon….
ok, enough procrastination. need to get back to sanding…