Save the date—Sept 22 at Facet Gallery 7-10 pm.
I usually work on more complex sculptures like this in separate pieces to start with. I keep them separate as long as possible so that the painting/ finishing process is easier. It’s always satisfying to get to the last step, when I can finally see the sculpture as a finished whole.
This is my first time using color change flakes–I can’t wait to see how it looks after the clear coat!
I’ll sand it smooth and refine the details once the Magic Sculpt cures.
I started out with a wire armature, then built up the form with epoxy clay. I textured the top part of the caulizombie by pressing the sculpture into a mold I created from real cauliflower. After the final details were formed, I finished the sculpt with acrylic paint and varnish.
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To paint the eyes, I masked out the area and airbrushed them with black acrylic. All that’s left to do is some minor touch ups, assembly, and varnishing! You can find out when these sweeties go up for sale on Etsy by subscribing to my newsletter. Stay tuned for overwhelming cuteness!
I added a touch of pink to their cheeks today! The last color to apply is black–to the eyes and my signature on the bottom of the cone. I varnish the casts between coats of paint to keep the acrylic from rubbing off as I handle them.
For this round, I used a medium golden brown to add mid-tones to the casts.
The first round of paint is an ivory black/ burnt sienna mix I brushed into the details. This layer will create shadows and texture that will show through the upper layers. Next up, airbrushing midtones.
To make the line work of the sculpture pop, I brush paint into the low points and wipe away the rest. I mix the black acrylic paint with a retarder so I have time to apply and lift the paint before it dries. Art magic!