A gardening robot

A friend of mine is making a game called Pippi Pilots, and for the release of the game he wants to have an art book. He asked me if I would be up for making something based on the game, and I was up for the challenge. The concept of the world is that humans have abandoned the planet, and left the robots behind. The little robot I created was appointed taking care of a seeds, and this is the last one they gave it.

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Requested cat ornament

verklig_kattI got contacted by a cat owner who wanted to have a cat ornament made based on their cat. I got this photo, and just adore the white little spot on top of the nose!
But I was struggling coming up with what colours the cat really was having.
I asked about the eye colour, and it is bright yellow. For the rest of the colours I used Photoshop’s eye dropper tool to grab colours from various part of the photo without being fooled by my eyes.
It is not a foolproof method, and I am afraid my cat came out greyer than the real cat is.

Anyway, here are some more pictures of the ornament I made. I added some extra varnish to the eyes after taking the photos, in order to make them glossier.

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A wolf being made

As I mentioned in my earlier post I got an order for an owl and a wolf. I documented the making of the wolf, and thought I would share it with you.
Here goes:

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At first I used a Styrofoam ball that I cut in half, and then used wallpaper adhesive and part of an empty toilet roll to shape the nose. The Styrofoam ball part was also covered in paper clay.

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More toilet roll parts were used to shape the ears, and I added paper clay around the nose part to smooth it out.

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Then I covered the ears with paper clay, and shaped the nose a bit further.

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The last modelling step was to add eyes and details.

And then I painted and added varnish:

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Last step is shipping!

Owl as Christmas tree ornament

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I got an order for making an owl and a wolf, and started out with the owl. I modelled it based on owl pictures that, for some reason or the other, caught my attention.
(Well, to be precis, before modelling it I made its eyes and beak from polymer clay.)

Then I painted it:

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It did not turn out as the happiest owl in the world, but it does match the angry snowman in the background. I have not attached screw eye to the owl yet, and I will ask the buyer if she want me add shiny varnish, but otherwise I consider it done.

Dinosaur Bauble

It was my birthday this Monday, and I got a new paint set that I wanted to try out.
So I sculpted this dinosaur head, and started painting.

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The finish of the colour is satin matt, and I found out that I liked it more than the completely matt finish that my previous Flashe colours left me with.

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Compare the lustre of the colour with the Flashe painted cat below (not the eyes though, they got some glossy varnish on them):

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Which do you prefer?

Candle holders

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Yesterday I brought home my candle holder creatures that I made in an open pottery class I go to. I repeatedly forgot to bring a candle to the class while creating them, so I ended up making the size of the hole based on a mix of memory and guess. That was pretty doomed to fail, but with a bit of carving the candles actually fits! Sometimes you are lucky.

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New figurine based on a child’s drawing

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This is another figurine I made based on a child’s drawing. The child in question is my niece, and I wish I could have made her hair better justice. It is crazy fun!

My niece is not crazy putting burning candles on the head of herself (it is a self portrait), as she is dressed for Lucia. It is a traditional celebration the 13th of December in Sweden, you can learn more about it here below.