Monday, February 21, 2011

Wicked Witch of the Wild West!

Here is the Wicked Witch of the Wild West!  She is pulling up her sleeves, getting ready for a stand off.  This is a slide show of how I made her.  Her head, hands, and feet are hand-sculpted and painted.  Her body is a soft-sculpted cloth body.  She has a solid core and wire armature.  All of her guns, holsters and her hat are also hand sculpted and painted.  Her icy blue eyes are hand-painted and her hair is pitch black, hand-applied Tibetan lamb's hair.


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Traveling Circus

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This Piece is 18 inches long and about 6 inches wide.  The clown is a one of a kind hand sculpted art doll. The face, hands and shoes are polymer sculptures over a solid core and wire armature.  The solid core ensures that the sculpted parts are durable and cured properly.  The polymer pieces are hand painted and sealed to be water resistant.  The clown's shoe laces are hand-applied and he has glass amber colored eyes. 
 
The dancing poodle is also hand-sculpted polymer over a solid core. Its fur is made of shaved felt that is hand applied.  She is wearing a sheer red tutu and a red felt hat. 
 
The circus cart is made from an ostrich egg.  It is hand-carved and detailed.  The egg is hand-painted in a teal and black diamond pattern.  It is adorned with a miniature bucket of tools, a shiny red lantern, a mini shuvel and rake, and vintage style latches.  The painted egg-cart is topped with a red and white striped tent to complete the theme of vintage circus.
This Piece is available through the American Holiday Artist Marketplace:
http://www.ahaartistsstudio.com/
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I'll post some more close ups on the Ebay listing!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Here's the clown's traveling act

Here is his dancing poodle. I still have to add her costume...



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Update on the Traveling Circus piece

Here is my Vintage style clown. This art doll is finished but the whole piece has a few more surprises that I am still wrapping up!






Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Vintage Circus Art ...still in progress

I am almost finished with my latest piece: a Vintage Circus / Easter piece.  This piece includes the largest painted egg I've ever made: an ostrich egg!  It is a clown pulling a circus cart that I made out of the giant egg.  I am so excited to show this work, even though I haven't finished it.  Here is a sneak peak of the clown in his underware.  He has hand-sculpted and painted polymer hands, feet and face, and a solft sculpted cloth body.  He has a solid core and an inner wire armature to be sure that he is strongly built and cured appropriately per the ProSculpt manufacturer instructions. I'll post pictures of him in his costume with my final presentation... hopefully within a day or two!...

Vintage Games!