Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday, 11/5

Unexpectedly good day in the studio. Went in feeling like there were other things that needed doing, but decided to stick it out. Doesn't look like much from these photos, but good progress was made on multiple fronts, particularly in regards to texture.

There are so many interesting surfaces in play right now. I probably spent 3 hours today working out the different strategies for defining the hair on the pelt vs. the hair on the belly. Amazing how compelling that kind if thing can be when you're in the thick of it.

Getting much better at maintaining the clay. I didn't intend to spend so long working the helmet today, but the clay was perfect, and that made my choice for me. One of the many things I like about clay is that variability - soft over here, a little stiffer over there. Part of the experience of clay is knowing when to work what - make the big changes when soft, work the details when firm, etc. Another layer added to the multiple conversations going on in the studio.

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