Sunday, May 12, 2013
New toys and dragons
Got a new claying desk this month!
Isn't it purty? Now I have places to actually put my stuff, instead of sharing one end of the kitchen table with the cat.
Along with my shiny desk, I also got a couple of new tools. That metal looking thingie (technical term) on the left there is a clay roller, which flattens lumps of clay into perfectly even sheets of varying thickness. I also picked up some smoothing tools and teensy cookie cutter type things to make different shapes once I rolled out my sheets. Like baking. With clay.
SO, armed with my nifty and utterly geeky new tools, I decided to see what I could do with them.
First, I decided I wanted to try a dragon with scales. Before, making dozens of individual scales would've been a huge pain in the butt and would've taken forever. But now, with my roller and new punch out shapes, it was only a small pain in the butt. I still had to roll out, cut, and then layer each and every scale on the dragon, but the results were pretty awesome.
Dragon with no scales.
Dragon with scales.
Whew, what a difference! So, after the success of the green dragon, I tried again, to see if it was a fluke. I came out with this little girl.
So, I can say I'm definitely liking the scales, even though they're a ton of work. I don't think I'll add scales to every dragon from now on, but I will make one occasionally. These two will be up in the
Etsy store soonish, so be on the lookout for them.
And, just for fun, I made this little guy today.
Yes, that is a dragon in a top hat. And he's jolly happy to meet you. ;) Along with tools, I picked up a number of little charms recently, so it'll be fun using them with my sculptures. This dapper little guy will also be in the Etsy shop eventually, but for now he'll say cheerio and good day!