Bowling Pin -- Take Two.
I remembered today that gah -- I better get busy on that bowling pin if I want to be done in time for the deadline. So...bowling pin, take two.
|Where I left off before.|
I half-figured out on the first try that I would need to make a helmet sort of thing and build on that because I was having problems making a face on the "flat" surface of the pin. Today I tried on a few options...
|Trying out a few basic head shapes to work on.|
|This cap has a sort of inner support that sits on top of the bowling pin.|
|How about a nose/muzzle...|
|...how about lose the head and just work with the muzzle?|
And then I removed that, as well...and popped the glass eyes back on for a try.
|I realized what the problem was for me...it needed a rounder head.|
|And maybe some ears...the eyes look a little better, but the face isn't actually flat enough...I probably won't use the glass eyes.|
|I can imagine a face easier without the glass eyes.|
Then I decided to just get started and at least get the first plaster cloth coat on over the rounded head so I could work from there.
|...and I found one more possibility for a head shape...I sort of wanted to try to make a fox-ish guy and this would have helped...but, no.|
|Yeah, the rounder head works better for me.|
|But first -- time to cut the plaster cloth into triangles.|
I have pledged (to myself) not to gunk up my newish camera with plaster cloth this time, so there are no progress photos of building the face, but I worked on it for quite a while and I got a face started...I'm not sure where I will go from this point, but I am more pleased with today's efforts. I need to keep thinking about it. The ears are large, so it isn't exactly a cat...but it could be a cat-like creature.
I have a couple of ideas for painting it -- the emphasis being on ideas -- I am pretty sure I want to define its face more...I am not sure how much I will keep changing the overall shape. I think I will most likely not use the glass eyes, or at least not the yellow cat ones. Really, this is still very much in the early planning stages.