One way I learn something is to try it over and over again, using different methods and different looks and techniques. Each one of these little clay people has a different core, different armature (if one at all) different paint etc. By the last two I'd gotten a few things down to more of a science.
But they've been so much fun to make! Each one comes out with it's own personality and look.
This one I call the Professor - and he's standing on a rock cause I couldn't get him to stand up on his own two feet.
This is the Old Lady - she has a silver bun and movable arms - which I have not mastered yet - these are a big wobbly. Notice her blue eyeshadow - doesn't she know that it's passe to have your eyeshadow and dress match? Tsk, tsk....she tries hard to be with it....
I think this one - who just got borned this morning - is a librarian out for a fancy dance. Not really sure yet who she is.
Now this one is my favorite. She was easy to make, I like her dress and love her little balled up hair. She's pretty calm and easygoing.
This was the first one that I made a few weeks ago. I've gotten fond of her worried look and lumpy head. I call her worry wart and have found that she will take on the burden of all ones' worries and make them her own - freeing you from keeping them close. Handy gal to have around.
Oh yes - the hippie lady - or tree lady or sea person. Not so sure about her, different type of dress and kinda weird hair. But friendly and patient I have to say. Maybe a mermaid tail would help, or leaves for hair - we'll see....
Posing all together. What a funny crowd.
Whadda you think? Fun or nutty? Seeing them all in a crowd, I still like the red lady best.
Another bigger dog in the works - which might have a rider, and the fish is still being painted. What the hell am I gonna do with all these little people?????