I decided to try something different for the picture book I am currently working on. One of the characters is an imaginary monster named Rex and I felt the best way to create him fully was to make a maquette. I started Saturday afternoon with armature wire and foil (and wine, of course). You can see my sketch laying on the table.
Then I started laying on the sculpey. It's been a long time since I've worked three dimensionally and I forgot how much I love it - and how obsessive I can be. I spent a good six hours on Sunday, woke up this morning and spent another hour or so...Thankfully my equally obsessive husband understands and forgives. This is Rex after about seven hours:
Now seriously I have to finish off a sketch and start my holiday baking (plus I promised myself I would finish painting the bathroom I started exactly one year ago over the holidays) but it is so hard to walk away.