hee hee...yeah, always fun to pay homage to such a great movie...
The details were just a combination of a few of my favorite sculpting tools and some patience... Sometimes I feel like I'm going to go cross-eyed when I"m putting in dimples, divots and bumps... Taking breaks and deep breathing helps too! Thanks so much! All my best, take care
Thanks so much for the kind words and the fave on my fish. I really m happy with how this guy came out. I am going to come up with a simple process video of one of my pieces soon... My wife and I are actually re-building my web site and that is going to be part of it. Thanks again for your support! All my best, Take care
Thanks so much! I'm really happy with how it came out... I've got a few basic ideas on how I want to color it, but one thing is that I want to give him those glazed over cataract eyes to add to his creepiness. I'll probably lay down a metallic silver first and then go over it with a nice transparent color combination... Gotta give his belly a sickly pale look too... Thanks again... Take care
When I was child there was this Bert and Ernie fishing bit on Sesame Street that I really loved where Ernie would yell "fishy, fishy" and the fish would hop into his boat... ....hmm...why am I trying to explain it when I can show you the video..since everything's on youtube now..ha [link] anyway, you naming it 'Fishy Fishy' reminded me of that.
I love the menace of his expression! ...and I love what you did with the gills. They almost like like a lion's mane, or one of the dragon lizards with their flailing head skin...that's the technical term....haha It really compliments the aggressiveness of the face....creating a very imposing demeanor.
Thanks so much for liking it Chuck... I really did have a blast with this piece. It had been a while since I was able to just play around and make something just for me and nothing or no one else. Kind of put my heart and soul in to this one... I'll check out your link for Bert and Ernie...thanks! Can't go wrong with anything Muppet or Sesame Street related... Have a great weekend my friend! Take care
Thanks so much Lonnie, It does indeed stay firm at room temp. If it gets hit with direct sun it starts softening pretty quickly. This is about as small as I care to go with the J-Mac though. Any smaller and I usually use a harder wax like Castilene. All my best, Take care
Thanks so much Jamie! I'm really happy with this piece and it was a blast to work on... It measures approx. 14-inches long, 9-inches high, and 6 inches wide. (not sure what that converts to metric) I'm excited to paint it up as well! I'll hopefully post shots of that soon, Always great to hear from you my friend! Best to you, Take care