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Friday, July 6, 2007

The Creation of a Myxie

I decided to start sculpting. I made some marionettes a while back, and thought I’d try my luck with figurines.

First I start with the head. The head, in my opinion is the most difficult (with exception to the hands). It has the most detail and is essential to making any sculpture complete, unless you’re sculpting the Nike of Samothrace.

I thought a cute, original feature to the figurines would be to make very large ears. In many of my sketches I give my characters large ears. I think it’s cute and unique (I could be wrong, probably not though :P ) Then after the head is done the body is next. I make the limbs and slap those suckers on in whatever position suits me at the moment. Then comes the hands. Grrrr I’ve always had issues with hands, as a child whenever I drew a picture I would have the person with their hands behind them or in their pockets. Yes, I know it’s kinda like cheating, but all artists do it, why do you think the Venus De Milo had no arms? Because they fell off? No he just couldn’t sculpt hands.

After numerous trial and error and plenty of profanity, the hands are on and its time to paint. Painting on canvas can be a chore for me, but painting figurines is right up my alley. Now it is painted and I’ve given it hair and colorful plastic wings... I LOVE COLORING!

All that is left is to name my creation. Well since the sculpture is obviously a pixie it needs to be along those lines. Also since my artwork collection is called Mystic Reflections, I figured something to connect it to that would be good. So I came up with Myxies. See its Mystic plus pixie, its perfect! :)

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