After working on that sort of small guy yesterday I really needed to work on something larger. The legs on the camel-like-creature have been bugging me and that was just what I needed to get started on today.
|time for some plaster cloth surgery|
|much sawing was done|
|I found some basic structural problem spots three holes plus a hairline fracture -- those needed to be filled in|
|[buzzer sound] -- Wrong! Well, it did fill in the valleys nicely, but it also started nearly melting the old real papier mache!|
|I nearly put my thumb through the surface while I was smoothing this area! I am really glad I only applied one small section of wet Scott rags! (They work just fine over older super dry plaster cloth.)|
I went in search of baby/young camel leg examples. I realize I am not going to be able to make an anatomically correct camel...this is a camel-like-creature. I don't know enough about skeletal structure and muscles and stuff to attempt anything very realistic (and I don't really care enough to study about it) and I much prefer making my creatures over realistic animals anyway.
So...back to work...lemme think about this.
|Also -- I have a basket of pool balls that I got from a garage sale a couple of years ago. I have been wanting to use them and this might be a good excuse.|
|Hey -- I could use the pool balls as joints to join the leg sections -- they can make crazy angles -- yay|
After another break and a lot more thinking (and trying stuff out) I decided that those legs would need to be cut a few times, not just once. I needed to get a bit of an angle going on the back legs (and I will probably need to reshape the top/haunch-y parts) but I needed to saw off another section of both of the back legs.
Okay -- time to feed the cats and watch some television!