Earlier this year I made an animated clip in stop motion, doing a breast version of the Newton’s cradle. I made the lady out of clay, and the objects around her out of a bit of everything. This is how it turned out:
When I was done I did not want to throw my model away, but had no good place for storing her. So she stayed at the small table that was acting as floor, and that tiny table remained at my hobby table where I had shot the clip. Pretty space consuming!
Now, half a year later, I finally did something about this, and went out and bought a glass dome. I did not find a nice plate in the right size to have as ground, so I ended up using a trivet instead.
Unfortunately the mat broke in the front, but I think she is still sitting comfortably so I don’t care about fixing it. Also, I got my space back!
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.
I trying out making figurines based on children’s drawings. I am trying to stay as true to the original as possible, which is quite a challenge! Look at those legs for example, I was struggling a lot with them, and am not particularly happy with the outcome.
Anyway, this is the picture that Vicente drew:
I started out making a rough body based on the drawing in papier-mâché:
When the papier-mâché had dried I was using paper clay to make the figurine smoother and more detailed. Then I painted it (sorry, forgot to take a picture of this stage).
As the last step I gave the poor thing “cement shoes”:
This is how it turned out: