What does it look like to you?
Sculpting the fur details
It’s as time consuming as it looks, tedious but strangely satisfying. The time I spend on details now sets me up to enjoy painting it down the line. 🖌🖤
More time lapse fun
This shows me working on the core form of the caterpillar. That’s a tiny crockpot off to the side keeping my clay warm
Sculpting the inside of the flower
The white clay is a hard epoxy, the brown clay is a wax based clay that never hardens and doesn’t stick to things easily. This allows me to mold and cast the parts separately.
Process behind the Dark Crystal
I started with a 2D design by Jeremy Villines. I converted it into a 3d pattern in cardboard. We used the template to make a plexiglass mold and slush cast the tinted resin in layers. The plexiglass molds for the full crystals were built from 82 pieces! The exhibit is up all year at the Center for Puppetry Arts.