I will post pictures of them when they are ready.
My mom is working hard on outfits for their first pictures, so hopefully after I have a bit of a sleep later in the day, I will be able to take pictures to share.
I had no idea it had been so long since I last posted on here! For those of you who read regularly, sorry for neglecting my blog! I have been so engrossed in these resins that I've lost track of all else.
I will write more later today.
I have also finished my crib, but I still need to make the bedding for it. It turned out great, and I'm very pleased with it. Hopefully shortly I will have some pictures of the resins and the crib complete with bedding! :)
I worked quite hard on a new head for my preemie, but it just wasn't turning out the way I was seeing it in my head... so I had to put it down for awhile. I will come back to it with a fresh look and hopefully it will progress better. In the meantime, I have started work on another 9 inch... something I'm more familiar with and something I can finish faster than the other. I have been taking my time with it as well however. :)
I have been busy trying to get everything I'll need for my resins. I need different paint, among other things, that I don't use on my ooaks. I've been researching on what paints are best to use, paint sealers, etc. I heard last week that my first shipment of resins will arrive in the next week or so. It won't be long now that I'll be totally immersed in those. I will post pictures as I finish them. The first three will be the Artist Proofs.
Anyways, soon I should have pictures of something to share, (whether it be of an ooak, resin, or a wooden crib I've been working on to display my babies in).
The first of my resins are due to arrive here soon, so I had toyed with the idea of giving up on this preemie for a little while and go back to a smaller, more familiar size with the little time I have left before I get inundated with the resin work. The preemie however, calls out to be finished... so I am going to be working hard in the next number of days trying to replace what I have lost. Hopefully I can do just as good a job on this next head, or even better would always be acceptable too! :)
I have completed the legs for this one and am working on finishing up the arms now. What a fragile being this little one is.
Sorry for the delay.
I can't help but look at this baby and think how incredible it is that babies are born this small and survive. So amazing.
I would also like to announce that I only have 1 spot left now in my first resin edition. If you are interested in reserving that spot, please contact me through my webpage.
Sorry the pictures are a bit delayed, I've been trying to get ready to go on vacation and it slipped my mind. I do have special plans for this baby, which I will announce when I return from my trip... so if you are interested, please check back later this month.
Hopefully today I will manage to get some arms made. I will post pictures as soon as I can. I am finally able to do that now... back up and running with my Photoshop program.
I did sculpt a new head which I thought I was going to use for a mini resin reproduction, but decided in the end that it just wasn't what I was looking for. Inbetween that, I've been working on a course that I have been taking. It is a forensic facial reconstruction class. We each had to get a lifesize human skull, (reproduction of one), to work on. It has been very interesting and quite amazing to do. I will share pictures of that as well once I get back to the computer with all the photos.
I had been wanting to sculpt more today on another baby, but it is very hot and humid today and the clay just melts in my hands. I had the air conditioner off, but it is on now and hopefully later it will be cool enough to get back to the clay. That is, if I'm not too busy posing the new baby and photographing. ;o)
Hopefully soon I will be posting with some pictures of my newest little one.
As of late, my days here have been filled with holding and playing with a 7 week old and sculpting by night. I'm trying to memorize every crease on his body, every curve of his head for my sculpting before he gets too big to use as a guide for my newborns. I marvel at every tiny feature on this little guy, and wish I could "sculpt" like that. =)
Tonight I sanded all the pieces twice. Then I washed them all down to get rid of the fine residue left behind. Then I reconditioned the clay and prepared it for painting. I then spent the last 4-5 hours painting the pieces and am waiting for them to finish baking now to seal the paint on. Later today I will put him all together and he will be ready to be fitted for clothing. I now do not need to spend anymore long nights working on this little one and am looking forward to relaxing for two days!
I will take pictures later today to post when I get him all together.
And the end product....
Now on to the arms and legs... this poor little baby needs some limbs! :)
Next, I covered the armature with a layer of clay and started to shape the head, nose, chin, and neck.Then I shaped in all the features... eyes, nose, mouth, browline, added ears, shaped the jawline and the temples. I have not done any smoothing yet, just a rough "sketch" of the head using my clay.
I did finish a little open eyed head this past week, but it is put aside for now until I know where it will be going. While it waits, I start to dream up my new one. For this one, I have decided to let readers follow along as I work. I will be taking photos of my progress so that you can see step-by-step how this new one comes to be.
I am anxious to get myself started on another one. I wonder what will come out of that clay this time around. I hope to post progress soon.
On another note, after spending hours working on my lifesize head, I awoke the next day and decided I did not like what I had made. So I then went to work destroying it. It seems I go through many cycles of sculpting, reworking, sculpting, destroying. I wish it did not take me so long to be satisfied with each piece... it takes me so long to complete them this way. I still have a dream that one day, with more practice, I'll become faster.
As for tonight, I have begun work on a lifesize that has been waiting for some time now. I have so many creation ideas floating around in my head that I am having trouble focusing on one at a time. I think I am needing to get away from the tiny ones for a bit, so this baby will be a good one to set my hands on. My hope for now is that all will go smoothly with this one.
I do have one sad report. I noticed some fine cracks on my “From Santa, with Love” baby head when I looked very closely. So now I cannot even salvage the head. Between that and the leg that I dropped, it was a rough week! Nothing to do from here but move on to create new little ones.
I leave you with a preview of my latest…
When I took the baby apart, I decided that I didn't quite like the paint job on him and wasn't sure I'd be able to match paint for his new limbs when they are ready. So tonight I stripped the paint and he now is ready and waiting for new limbs. Once they are ready, he will get a fresh coat of paint.