I... may have gone a little crazy. I made a lot. Too much for one post, which is why you're about to see a few of these. Today, though, I'm going to start with one of the big gifts I made for Husband.
This fall, the day before I had my first surgery, Husband and I went to go see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and both immediately had a new favorite movie. Awesome Mix Vol. 1 became the soundtrack of my recovery as Husband played it around the house, set a few songs as the alarms on his phone, and generally sang and danced to it throughout the day.
So naturally, I wanted to do something GotG themed for him. And the thing that leapt to mind first was Baby Groot.
I've never sculpted such a large piece before. I've made smaller things, far less detailed and more general-blob-shaped. I consider this my first sculpture, and while it's definitely flawed, it came out much, much better than I expected. This is the piece I refer to in this post.
Without further ado, here he is. Behind-the-scenes pics follow the finished product.
|Front- terrible angle, sorry|
|Back (still needs some minor repainting in his armpit)|
|Different angle to show potting|
|First, I made this wire armature. I've never done this before, either, but I was pretty excited with how it came out.|
|More clay wrapping|
|Around the arms|
|Up and over the head|
|Added a bit more clay to give depth to the face, and his crown of branchy bits. The crown was cut into sections and molded a piece at a time. I removed a few, as you can see there are too many here.|
|Second arm and hand. Same issues wrapping clay around the teeny wire fingers, but I was still glad for them later.|