Sunday, September 21, 2008
First Props, Way Behind
I'm not making excuses, well...actually that's exactly what I'm doing, but a newborn can really put the kibosh on your prop making plans.
But, this is what I have so far. I gave the first groundbreaker some hands, teeth, fingernails and it's black undercoat. Don't think I was supposed to paint the teeth and nails, but whatever - it's my first one. Next I'll dry bush him and touch up the nails and teeth. I hate the chest still.
The only one I've gotten started is my first paper skull mold thing. This is a technique I learned from Spooky Blue. The skull is held to the spine with "Great Stuff". This is 100% newspaper and I've had the darndest time figuring out how to make realistic shoulders to attach arms. Season of Shadows new Haunter's Reality video finally gave me the answer. BUT - I'm thinking this guy will be the scarecrow. I have some ideas for the head and some different types of arms. Hard to explain, but it's in my head. I just hope I pull it off. Hope I finish something.
Finally, I have this guy.
This is my first celluclay project. Just your standard plastic cauldron pumpkin. I like it, I just don't know what to do with it. The bottom is too flat.
So, as you see - not much has been done this year so far and it's nothing ground breaking (heh) or particularly good. But I think they are decent enough to keep working on things.
I'll keep you updated on the progress, especially the scarecrow.