Hey everyone. Well, it’s time to finish this series of posts. I know that you know that the project is already finished. So these posts needs to catch up. If you don’t care about process, just hop to the bottom of the page and check out the video. I provided a link to the Facebook upload and another to Youtube (in case you hate Facebook with its evil, sneaky, non-private privacy policies). I appreciate your patience. I was busy finishing my latest dragons at the same time I was making this.
We left of with a masking tape face. So I added the cloth mache to the rest of the project.
Then I did the initial paint job. I have to admit, I wanted it to be a little “Eddie-like” in the color scheme.
As always, I “ruin” the paint job by blackwashing.
And then fixed it again with a lot of dry brushing.
I added some detail painting on the nose, around the eyes and lips. Usually I wait until the project is finished to scrape the eyes. But I decided to do it a little early this time.
Mazzy was obsessed with this project, particularly the ears. She kept chewing on them! Abby did it too, but just once. So strange.
I added whiskers to fill out the thin face. I hot glued clumps of bristles from cheap paint brushes on the jowls and to the ends of the ears and the tail.
I like the little tuft on the tail.
Finally I added some clear casting resin to the mouth just to make it shinier.
Had to get a shot of Abby with the project as well. Otherwise she would be jealous of Mazzy. Isn’t she cute (and hasn’t she grown? They grow up so fast. She’ll be ready for college soon.)?
I’m pleased with the finished face. I have gotten quite a few comments about this project being “creepy”, even “uber creepy”. I don’t see it. But that’s okay. I was going for wild because of the “feral” theme. But creepy is okay. Some people see all clowns as creepy too. (Of course they ARE creepy)(then again, I thought Barney the dinosaur was creepy)
And it’s very lanky, the dragon part. Some people said that it didn’t look like a cat because of that. All I can say is that it’s not actually a cat. It’s a cat-like dragon or a dragon-like cat kind of thing. And of course it is not actually real. It is ART.
The video will give you a better idea of the project.
I’ll be back with something else soon.
Video on Youtube
The video on Facebook.