Thursday, December 30, 2010

Play Time

"All Grown up, but were still in the playground." - Unknown

Another character combing human and animal form. It started with the drawing (on the left) from my sketchbook. A child with a fox cub's head. Her toy is the city, in the form of a pull along tinker toy.

After the sketch I then went on to do a small painting (below) which I was going to use to make a small story book but I don't think that's going to happen.

"The stars are the street lights of eternity." -Unknown

As I need more 3D In my project I decided to use this character for a 3D piece made out of clay.
The photos below are of the creating process and then the final piece. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of it before the first firing, but you should get the idea. Also as I did this so late, I was unable to do a glaze fire so I had to paint it with acrylics. I think it worked. I left holes in the face and ears so I could use wire to give it whiskers, I also gave him glass beads for eyes.

"You are my plaything, My toy, Your streets are my playground." - Sketchbook notes

The body is made out of a solid piece of clay. I added plenty of air holes, in case air got rapped and it blew up in the kiln.

Making the City toy.

The finished Product. Even though I couldn't glaze it I think the acrylic paint worked.

Close-up of head. You can see the eyes are glass beads and the whiskers, and the hairs in the ears, and over the eyes are made of wire.

Close-up of toy city.

     “I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.”
 -Leo F. Buscaglia

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