Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Clay Art Challenge Day 2

On day 2 of the clay challenge I was doodling over my morning coffee trying to come up with a snail creature that I fancied making.






I hit upon a toothy multi - eyed creature. When I'm working I always make up an assortment of eyes and teeth in various sizes which I bake and store. So I had a ready made assortment of fangs and eyes to choose from.




                                            Here the snail takes shape with its clawed tail.








While the polymer clay snail was being baked I formed a tightly packed cone of aluminum foil to sculpt the shell over. I'm going with a horned design.



     The painted snail and shell decorated in acrylic paint.






The finished snail creature assembled and sprayed with clear matt lacquer.


4 comments:

  1. Bonjour cher ami,

    Une créature que je ne voudrais pas rencontrer dans mon jardin !! Extraordinaire !! Joli travail.

    Gros bisous ♡

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    1. No Martine he just stirs in my head. If I actually saw it in my garden I'd be sure to swear off the schnapps.

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  2. Good to see you back at the art stuff my friend!

    I've started back up on Dinosaurs finally. Glad it's not just me stirring from the limbo ;)

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    1. Thanks Craig. It's good to be back on Blogger.

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