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Child Empress WIP pics. ^___^

I realized this morning as I was sorting out my flickr account that I haven't posted WIP pics for the CE yet. D: soooooo... here they are. ~_^

I didn't take very many this time around being as I was more concerned with creating then documenting, but I think I got a couple good ones. ^___^

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queen1

Armature! I did not make her articulated this time around, which was actually more difficult than I had expected. craziness.

queen2

The pink beads on her legs are for texture and were later on painted and sealed in several layers.

queen3

She has no hands! D: D: D:

queen4

I decided that her pattern would be multiples of 5, so if you look carefully, she has 20 beads on each leg, 10 limbs, five eyes, five fingers, five fuzzy gillthings, etc... I'm sure I missed a few near the end, but all things considered I stuck to my self imposed rules. ~_^

queen5

Just finished sealing her crownspikes and am letting her dry before finishing the decorating part.

queen6

Beading the crownspikes! (I totally need to come up with a better name for them, but that's what stuck in my head when I was working on them.:P)

queen7

Side view post sealing.

queen9

Closeup of sculpting the head! This is right before the detailing.

queen10

The translucent clay looks white before it's cured, which can mess me up some times when I'm working with specific color schemes in mind. But hey! what am I without a little randomness and happy accidents to work with. This time around I was specifically going for the translucent look, so it all worked out! yay! ^_^

queen8

aaaaaand last but not least, a 3/4 shot of her head pre-detailing. ^_^


She was 4 months of work (amid other projects) and took about 115 hours.

and just for completion sake, here are links to the other two detailed WIP posts I've made:

How to make an Imp: Goddess Doll Tutorial

Anatomy of a Root Thing: Oh it's been so long since I've made one of these.

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Hauntingly beautiful. Such an unusual but still very lovely piece.

Did you learn anything new in making her?
^_^ Yus!! A ton, actually. I used this opportunity to totally overwhelm myself in new techniques, which wasn't the best idea in hindsight. :P but she still turned out awesome! ^__^

also, thank you! She should be going up for auction at the Interstitial Arts Foundation auction site today, too! ^__^

(I'll post about that as soon as I have a link to link to. ^__^)

Edited at 2009-11-12 01:11 pm (UTC)