This afternoon I was building more onto the rabbit-guy's face using Scott Rags and masking tape. I do it like this so that if I have worked on a part for a while and I come back and just don't like it, it is not a problem to pull it all off and start again.
Then I was thinking about how I might like to make the arms, and how wide they should be, and what should I use to build them on. Toilet paper and paper towel tubes seemed the easiest and most abundant...they are also easy to cut and lightweight to work with.
Tonight I was going to work in Studio B but the air was just too close so I moved everything out to the dining room table.
|First things first...cut up more plaster cloth, then tape up the arms.|
|I filled in the elbow area with Scott Rags pushed into the gap.|
|About what I was hoping for at this stage -- and they are relatively even. I swear I will never be able to make two perfectly symmetrical pieces of anything.|
I took a long enough break to dump the arms water and get new hot water for the face. I was very pleased to find that I wasn't losing very much of the "detail" that I put on yesterday. Granted, I am working in thin layers right now, but still...it turned out better than I was hoping for. And his ear looks like it was never even broken.
Then I wanted to see how the arms might look so I held them in place for some quick shots.
Yep -- I am pretty pleased with this guy so far (now)...and he is definitely a combination of a cat and a rabbit.