Sunday, August 25, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Have I bored you enough with peacocks yet? Well, that's too bad, because I have another peacock project to share with you.
Here are some mini peacocks that I made the other day. They were just baked tonight and will be painted tomorrow. They can sit on the end of your finger!
Monday, August 19, 2013
I finished the details off with pearl white and a metallic black, enhancing the face along the way and adding definition.
The wings were painted white, then washed over with a thin metallic black to make the details really pop, while allowing the natural blue to shine through as well.
The final touch for the tails included placing Swarovski crystals in the eyespots of the final row of tail feathers. This really added an extra dimension and I'll give credit where credit is due...it was entirely my boyfriend's idea and suggestion. He was right, it really gave the sculpture that extra pop of color.
Their large base was covered with clay, baked and then painted in a mixtures of browns, greens and taupe. This cannot be seen, but I know it is there and it added depth to the ballast, which was added next. Following the addition of the ballast was green moss and grass, carefully glued into place to create a natural scene for the peacocks to roost.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
In this image, (ignoring the glare of the Cthulhu), you can see the wing and body details that have started to develop on both birds. Check back as these peacocks gain all of their feathers and their head feathers too!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I created these peacocks for a friend's upcoming wedding. Their colors are blue and green, with touches of peacock feathers used for decoration. I could not resist trying my hand at these colorful and elegant birds. My friend, Mike, also took a much better picture of the final product than I was able to, so I am borrowing his photo with his permission. You should also check out his baking blog, bakingbetter.com. He has wonderful recipes!
But, these peacocks all started nearly a month ago now...when my muse, the perverted thing, came to me in the shower. I was tossing ideas around, trying to figure out what to work on next and what would a nice sculpture be as a wedding gift. Then these came to mind...so the first thing I did (after drying off, of course) was to rush downstairs and start working on the shapes.