Today I thought I’d show you how I made my paint girl and telescope boy sculptures for my sailboat project. The photos above feature some work-in-progress stages of creating the paint girl. I used scraps of styrofoam material to form her dress. It worked out well to fill in the volume and shape of the dress.
This gal will be standing alongside my “ladder” boy while she holds up a bucket of paint for the ladder boy to paint with. I don’t know if I have revealed any pics of my ladder boy yet, but he will soon appear at my blog. The other day the sun was shining on my paint girl and I loved how she looked with the sun bursting through her arms.
My paint girl threw her arms up in despair. She wanted braids in her hair and after some brainstorming, using the foil just was not going to work out well for creating braids. In a drastic move, I snipped off the foil extensions and carefully placed some wires on her head to help support the braid work.
The photo above shows I used the wires to support the braids. After I had the braids attached and cured, I decided to add another layer of Apoxie Sculpt to help thicken and strengthen the braids.
And here is my telescope boy and paint girl hanging out in my studio enjoying the sunlight. Once they are on the sailboat they will no longer be able to hang out together since one will be on the night side of the boat and the other on the day side.
The photos above show how little by little my telescope boy came together. Eventually he will be standing atop two other kids searching for stars in the night sky.
My telescope boy exclaimed, “Look!” He’s on the lookout for more sailboat updates and he can see another coming soon. Don’t miss my next update.
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