Toothless has emerged from the fire, and doesn't he look adorable! :) The shiny black glaze came out so rich, he actually melted to the kiln, hence the yellow bricks attached to his feet. Through careful chiseling, perhaps I can eventually free him.
After a very short-seeming week, I'm back at SCAD for my spring semester. My most recent undertaking is making a pair of Munny's for the Munny Show SCAD puts on every year. Munny's are blank figures that you can alter. You can paint them, carve them, mold them. I am making a Belle and a Beast from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. After much trepidation, I've confirmed you can put them in the oven - I made hair out of Sculpy, and baked them with great success. I'll post pictures of the progress as I go.
So, for all you people who have ever worked in three dimensions, that is, sculpture, there is a material I recently found out about, and used to great success. It is called PaperClay. It's malleable and can be used just like normal clay. However, it hardens on its own, no oven or kiln required.
Even better than that, if you want to rework it, even after it hardens, just get it wet and it becomes clay again.
Even better than that, once it is hardened, you can paint on it, like you would paint on paper, hence PaperClay!
I am currently working on a art nouveau statue in it, which works especially well with the PaperClay, because it is lightweight and thereby great at creating billowing fabric and cloth. I'll post a pic as soon as it is finished.
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.