5.20.2009

A Series of Unfortunate Events #2

In continuation with the post that I just made, my second series of unfortunate events was in relation to the mini baby I have been working on. When I realized I was getting nowhere with my large head, (and fast), I decided to get back to work on my mini. I worked two days on a set of arms that I thought were some of my best yet. I put them in to bake and set a timer for fifteen minutes and when the timer went off, and I went to take them out, I was stunned at what I saw. Black tips of fingers, dark brown skin in other areas... blackened elbows... it was awful!! All my hard work gone! I could not figure out why they had burned like this. I have never burnt any of my sculpting before. It has happened to so many of my fellow artists, so I knew it was bound to happen to me one day... but why that day!? :)

I finally realized that I had set the oven to 375 instead of 275. I have been baking a lot of bread and cookies in the last few months, so I think being away from my sculpting while doing my resins... and only baking items that were always set to 375, I just automatically set it to that without thinking. Needless to say, I won't do that again!!

After a few days work, tonight I finally finished arms and legs for this little guy and I just pulled them out of the oven a little while ago. I am anxious to paint him and put him together. I made very newborn looking limbs for this one... working from pictures of my nephew to go with the head I made from his pictures. The feet and hands are more wrinkly than my usual... quite cute! I hope he turns out like I have him in my mind.

Anyways, I thought I would share a picture of my poor boy with his "unfortunate" limbs. :(


5 comments:

Zoodhie said...

Oh sweetie!! In the 10 years I've been sculpting babies, you won't believe how many times this has happened to me!! It SUCKS... royally :(
Good thing you sculpted new ones already! You go girl!! :)
He is ADORABLE... and I love your bigger head too :)
Hugs
Tina

OOAK babies by Mina said...

Oh...my...GOSH!!! How horrible! THis has happened to me once before, but only with a set of mini limbs. I would be devastated with this size.
Good on you for getting back on the horse. My mojo would have taken off in shock :)

Natalie Scholl said...

Thanks Tina and Mina. :)

Mina, this is a mini... he is about 8-9 inches long. I take forever to sculpt, so I was still devastated. lol!

Mina said...

My mini was only a 6" baby, so trust me, I am devastated for you! :)

Natalie Scholl said...

Thanks Mina. I think I would be upset no matter what the size. :)