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Black Cat

Last month I started working on another cat sculpture. It started off as a foil and wire creature…


… and was slowly built up into something that resembled a cat.


Here she is next to my first sculpted cat:


I had every intention of flocking or hairing her, but that attempt didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to. (I don’t have photo evidence of this – maybe that’s a good thing!) So today, I added another thin layer of clay and sculpted in the hair detail instead. Much better!



I’m especially happy with how her eyes turned out, even if they are a bit too big.






Even though some things are off, I still think she turned out ok. 🙂

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I painted a dog.

I’ve got a thing for corgis. It’s silly, really, but I think they’re adorable. It’s no surprise that Breyer’s corgi recently made it into my collection. But, I bought a body… with the intent of repainting it…

I’m no customizer! What was I thinking?!

Surprisingly, he turned out cute.




WelshCorgi5Far from “perfect,” but cute.

WelshCorgi1And that’s good enough for now. Maybe someday I’ll be brave enough to try painting a horse.



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Every barn needs a barn cat, including cardboard barns. (preferably a cat that isn’t bigger then the barn itself.) For some reason I decided to go ahead and make a cat myself, since 1: you can’t find the Breyer cats anymore, and I don’t like them much anyway, and 2: Target was out of the Schleich kitties.

I hardly know anything about sculpting. But I know that it helps to start with a skeleton of sorts, which I fashioned out of wire and foil:

Then it was time to add the bits and pieces of clay, while wondering what posessed me to try sculpting a 1:9 scale cat instead of something well, easier. Like one of those clay pots or something. (look ma! Art!!)

I tried to smooth him out some, though you can’t really tell! Then Creepy Meow was off for some quiet time in the toaster oven. (at a comfy 275 degrees!)

I think we need to clean the toaster oven… 😛

Last but not least, Creepy needed some new clothes. My brother, who’s a cat fanatic, wanted me to paint him like a siamese while I was thinking something like what my own cat, Kitty, looks like. Eventually it was settled that the cat would be a calico.

He cleaned up a lot better then I thought he would, especially once I added some whiskers. (thank you Brenda Breyer, your hair is just lovely!) I don’t think the name Creepy Meow is suitable anymore. 🙂

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