Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Foal born while on the phone today :)

Babies popping out of nowhere!!! Spring must be in the air! He just sprang out of my imagination while on the phone today at lunchtime. Normally I like to keep my hands busy now by working on a relief sculpture... I've been doing these on hard flat easy to hold surfaces like this CD case. This particular clay doodle sprang into life in full dimension pretty fast however! :)

He's vewy vewy sweeeeeeepy and is trying to stay awake but is falling backwards sloooooowly.... zzzzzzzzz....













PS to this I should mention too that I do need to work on proportions some.... like his neck needs to be shortened a tad I'm sure (haven't measured yet). He's currently being popsiclized in the freezer (it's 90 in here so btwn the fast work up & heat he's goooooey & got hard to work on so I snapped some pics & went to go get references).

5 comments:

Danielle Feldman said...

very sweet - can't wait to see how you finish him/her

Jenn Scott said...

OMG TOO CUTE!!!

Morgen said...

Tx guys, & Danielle I'm pretty sure it'll be a boy.. I was looking at a sleep photo of my colt as a foal which sorta shaped it from the start. He did have a pretty wonky head though (small, narrow and MOOSE ears - lol!) sure grew into em though. This isn't a newborn though so we'll see. Confess that I'm thinking of him as "Little Man" which is what I called Mango (and many little boys maybe?), as a foal. So yeah, pretty sure this'll be a "Little Man". lol! L works for me here too I guess. It must be meant to be. :)

Sara Armstrong said...

OMG I want to learn how to sculpt as amazing as you can!!! Please do a tutorial of some sort!! Anything!

Morgen said...

Aww thank you Sara. :) I do teach. It would be a bit hard to teach it all in a tutorial but I have a week long class I've taught and hope to do again next year. As well as 2hr beginner and advanced workshops at Breyerfest. At some point I hope to have a set up where I can videotape myself from start to finish buuut often it (usually it!) takes me over a month to complete a sculpture in clay. So that's a lot of videotape footage to go through.

The Breyer workshop is a GREAT start imo. And if you can't make it to that, maybe try just getting the kit. It was well designed and the booklet is very informative too. Good luck to you! It's fun to learn to do. :D