Tonight I worked on the bowling pin cat-creature...securing its tail to the body, putting more layers on the tail itself, and smoothing out the rest of the parts that didn't have enough plaster cloth. I think the plaster cloth is pretty evenly applied overall now. The only other thing I want to revisit is the cat-creature's face. I think I want to make its mouth/lips in a similar way to the hands-up cat. I will try that next...but not tonight.
I worked in two sessions, this is the first one:
|Set up and ready to get to work.|
|I need to cover everything evenly and attach the pretty much free-standing tail to the body. I think I can make it so that it is still pretty visible as the tail and not just a ridge.|
|It seems to be coming along pretty well -- time for a break!|
Then I took a dinner break and this was session two:
|Picking up where I left off on the tail...part of this end will be left free-standing away from the body -- I think it will be fine. I needed to work on the cat-creature from a new angle.|
|And the tip of the tail is just slightly away from the body.|
|I think you can still see that the tail is a tail.|
|A closer look at the tip of the tail.|
|Next I think I want to add more defined lips/mouth to the face.|
|If I was a better painter I might be able to just paint the face on, but I think I want to have it more defined...maybe not...we'll see.|
|I am thinking something along these lines for the mouth/lips.|
I am kind of eager to get to the next part but I need to let it sit for at least a day to firm up really well. I am still on track for the deadline...I should be able to get all of the rest of the work done in plenty of time...I need to cover the whole thing with a couple of layers of tissue paper as prep for either painting or papering the finish...then comes the part I dread the most -- the actual commitment to color(s) and painting the face.