I had a feeling I wouldn't be using all seven of the plaster cloth guys. Some just aren't far enough along. Some aren't turning out as I'd hoped. A couple are beyond painting in the amount of time I have left. But I am still hoping for a few.
You wouldn't think so, but tearing paper takes a LOT of time. And then adhering the little pieces to curvy surfaces takes time. Man.
|I am really falling in love with this guy now. I want to do a really good job on him...and that means he will not be going into the upcoming show...just not enough time.|
- get the edges on the layered circles sharp
- the gazillion tiny dots that go in between the larger layered circles are becoming textured when I try to put them on with the other end of the brush or with an eraser on a pencil -- I found a tiny sponge brush that will probably work but I need more time
More tearing of paper for the manikin guy.
|I can't add any more paper bits right now -- he is too wet -- needs to dry a bit so I don't tear the pieces I already applied.|
And another thing I learned tonight about painting/using colors...if you have a carbon black snake and you try to add phthalocyanine blue to the dry surface to make it look blue, it actually goes waaaaaay dark purple. WTF?
|It LOOKS like a beautiful dark blue when it is wet on top of the very dry black paint, but it goes purple as it dries. Even a second and third coat stay purple.|
So -- another stab at going blue taught me that turquoise deep will stay blue...at least on top of the other blue (now dry as well).
|They are both very appealing blues...it's just taking longer than I anticipated to get to the next step! Gah!|
Ah well -- live and learn.