But, I have decided that she will become a witch, and her name will be Hannah.
I use Prosculpt Polymer clay, and it is a blend between Caucasion and Fairy Light. I just use my pasta machine to soften and conditioning it.
Working on her face to start with, will give me the idea of her proportions in the end. I´m not good at making sketches in the beginning, I prefer to go along with the clay, and see where it will take me. It is nice to think like Leonardo da Vinci: "The doll is allready in there, you just have to carve away all the excess clay!" Or who said something like that anyway? I think I might have gotten it a bit wrong...
Tonight I thought I would like to show you how I start a face, and how it develops as I go along.
|I start with a foil ball, and covers it with masking tape. Then I add clay. I make lines in the middle, and ind the center line of the face. Now I know where to put my eyeballs.|
|She looks scary now, right? This is small white prebaked Cernit balls.|
|More clay on the lower part of the face|
|Nose and cheeks|
|Oh - I´ve got so distracted, that I forgot to take pictures ;-)|
This is enough work for one night!
Hannah's face is not finished, but I am too tired to do more work on here tonight. As I said, I'm a bit rusty. More to come tomorrow! Night!
PS: I like to use Dawn Schiller´s book "FaeMaker" as reference. This book is amazing!