Sunday, April 18, 2010

Update On WIP

I thought I'd share a few photos of work I've completed on my Kong/Pteranodon sculpture.

Here is the beginning of the claws for the flying reptile. I used green floral wire for the toes.

This is Kong's bottom jaw. Super Sculpey teeth and tongue set in Apoxie Sculpt clay.

This is the upper half of the jaw. Again I am using baked polymer clay teeth inserted into Apoxie clay.

To make my life easier I wanted to paint the two halves of the jaw before they were assembled.

Using acrylics I base coated the interior of the mouth with a fleshy pink color.

I then began using thinned washes of color to build up the final color for the inside of the mouth.

When I was finished I sprayed it with matt clear to protect the paint. Then I used an antique wash to bring out the detail and give the teeth an aged look.

After everything had a chance to dry I brushed a coat of clear gloss on the tongue and interior of the mouth.

I am hoping I can have this sculpture finished and painted this week.


  1. This is amazing work and the detail to the inside of his mouth is outstanding!

    Michelle :o)

  2. Fabulous work Brian, I love the way you've painted up the mouth. Really looking forward to seeing these works progress
    julie xxx

  3. Hi Brian, fantastic work. There is a Fimo clay that is translucent that make great looking teeth. I can send you the name etc. Did you use a super sculpty for a particular reason for his teeth? With the Fimo you dont have to paint the teeth, thats the only reason I mentioned it. Looking forward to seeing the "King" finished. xxx

  4. Thank you all for your kind remarks :) And Tinypearl I didn't know about using translucent Fimo for making teeth. Cool tip -- thank you!

  5. It amazes me all the work that goes into making one of your sculptures. The imagination needed to see all these steps through is fascinating to me. Love that you share it all with us.

  6. Quel travail de titan pour cette réalisation ! Tout autant pour la photographier...!
    J'ai hâte de voir l'évolution de cette sculpture.
    J'essaie de l'imaginer...
    A bientôt,
    (merci pour ces gentils commentaires laissés sur mon blog)

  7. Amazing work Brain, thanks for sharing with us :)

    marinela x