Well it happened again.. I got the urge to play with clay and Louie the Troll was born! There's a story that goes with Louie and a reason for his birth but I'll save it for when I post the next update for my Mushroom House. Tonight I'll just share his photos in different stages of progress.
I started with tinfoil and wire frame. The rest of him was done in many layers. Paper clay is not like a regular modeling clay, you have to build paper clay up and that can take many hours, lots of patience and an
eye for seeing past the early stages of layering. I dry my creatures in the oven in between each layer which speeds up the drying time tremendously!
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For his eyes I carved out 2 holes in his head where the eyes would sit. I made 2 eyeballs with paper clay, painted them then glued them into the holes. Then paper clay eyelids, laid over very carefully and the edges squished into the head with a toothpick.
I hope you enjoyed meeting Louie the Troll!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again real soon!