Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Devil is in the details.......

I never really understood that saying, that is until I undertook this project! I almost threw him away a few times , I was just sooooo ready to give up on him and his "shenanigans", but I'm glad I didn't, because I learned quite a bit from those "shenanigans "! He was an enourmous learning experience, one that I won't soon forget and I now have a great respect for those who do this miniature sculpting for a living. He is a challenge doll for one of my fabulous ebay groups, SEHA, the theme is " Dancing Devils " I added the Valentine Day theme to him .
I was working with a deadline and thought I hadn't made it, up until this afternoon , I thought I was late with my listing, but found out otherwise so here he is, I added more definition to his face on the one in auction here...

The tail in this pic was removed due to the possibility of breakage due to it's thinness, I oppted for a much thicker one.

The hands were a bit more work than I expected but I was able to use a smaller guage wire then wrapped it with florist tape and applied a polymer glue over it then the clay a little at a time in layers and was able to build it up to a proper size.

I had initially put in my own handpainted eyes, made from glass head pins but went ahead with some blue glass eyes handmade by miniature artist Jane Walker.

Almost done, WHEW! I was still having problems though but got past them..thank goodness! I think he will be my last devil art...... for a while anyway.



Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

AWESOME! Absolutely wonderful detail (those hands!), and the gesture in his pose is great too.


Flora said...

I'm so glad you like him, he really was a test in patience...Something I'm sorely lacking!!!

Laume said...

He's absolutely amazing!

Flora said...

Thank you, I'm so glad you think so!

SALLY said...

I am the proud and happy owner of this beautiful boy. He will take the place of honor right in the middle of all my cherished Halloween goodies. I just love him, thanks for creating him Fora!! Sally

Flora said...

Sally!, I am so happy that he is yours,What more could I ask for than to have someone who will truly appreciate my art as you do!

vintagepaletteart said...

WOW! WOW! Did I say WOW? He is a handsome devil! YOu are very talented Flora! Glad I found your blog! I will stop back often to see your amazing creations!

=D *Lori