Friday, July 15, 2011

Not Quite Another Santa, Is It?

My daughter saw my latest piece a few days ago and made the statement that this isn't a Santa is it? I have no idea why she asked that as at the time he was faceless and all beige and tan and really pretty rough looking. He wasn't even close to being completed and at that point he sort of resembled Santa.

I've mentioned how I often make what I call a blank and then add PMC to create a figure. A blank is pretty much what it sounds like. If you go back to an earlier post where I did a WIP you can see what a blank looks like. It's basically sort of cone shaped. I often make several at a time and have them drying so I don't have to wait for that particular step when working on a new piece. When I decided to depart from Santa sculpting I decided to see what else I could make with a blank.

This is what I ended up with. Meet the wizard Balthazar.

You may see a slight resemblance to Santa in the shape of the piece, but aside from having a beard he really doesn't look much like Santa to me.

He holds his wand in his right hand and a small crystal ball in his left. His gown is a blue black and his robes are a nearly black green. The lining of his robes is a deep purple.

I have him leaning slightly forward to give the appearance of movement. His wand and the crystal ball show up better from this angle.

Although he is wearing a hat, his robe has a long pointed hood that hangs down his back.

Balthazar is wearing gold rings on both of his index fingers and the middle finger of his left hand.

I know he isn't that much of a change from my usual offering, but there was enough differences that I didn't feel like I was doing the same thing again. For one thing I had to do fingers on his hands. Not easy with PMC.

I'm thinking of making a nice friendly little witch for my next project. Maybe even one with green sprinkles.

Don't forget there are only nine more days until the drawing for the Mystery Santa, so if you haven't entered there is still time. Remember, you can enter as many times as you want.

Hope you enjoyed meeting Balthazar and as always, thank you for stopping by.


Heather said...

good morning!
i love this guy! he definitely looks like a very important wizard. great choice of colors. i think a witch sounds fun, too! hope you have a great friday!

Marlene said...

He looks to be on a mission. I am sure he is a kind wizard and off to do some good. Great job sis.

yoborobo said...

I think he is Dumbledore, straight from Hogwart's. :) xox Pam

Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh he is w o n d e r f u l. And magickal too. He does seem to be on his way somewhere to do something important, wand at the ready. How fun this must have been. And a witch for company???? A greeny sprinkled one????? Oh, my you are bringer of all things good.
Oma Linda

Cobblestone Creations said...

Oh ~ very cool!!! Great job.

Maggie said...

I LOVE him, Maddy. His face really looks like a wizard. I had to click on each photo to see every detail. Beautifully, done, sis.

art2cee2 said...

Very nice! he sort of looks like he could be in a Harry Potter movie...very appropriate for this week!! I'm going to see it on Saturday. :-)

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Your wizard is wonderful!! I also was thinking Harry Potter as I looked at him. I have been going back looking at some of your old posts where I have found so much I like. Your Santa and His Cloak of Many Colors is one of my favorites. He reminds me of the old fashioned Belsnickles which I am crazy about.

Ascension said...

Es una verdadera maravilla, mi color es el negro y este es mi favorito.
Feliz fin de semana
besitos ascension

Diny said...

You know how I like your Santas but I also love fairytails so this wizard is realy great!
I like the colours too.
I am curious for the little witch!
I love witches....
Greetings, Diny

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

He looks to be a very wise old wizard. I love him :)


Mina said...

Maddyrose, the majestic Wizard
Balthazar fills my mind with thoughts of a very kind and wise Father of magic. The details you have added are just amazing. I am once again sent to a place of enchantment with your work.

Oh my goodness, a friendly little witch? With green sprinkles? Maybe? Just the idea that you thought of that has me overwhelmed with humble joy. Happy weekend to you, my sweet friend.

Patricia Cabrera said...

There is a fairytale flavor to him for sure!!!
So nice to *see* you in my own world!!!

ger chouinard said...

Wizards and Witches ... Girl, great stuff! I love the personalities you create! Happy belated PPF (I'm sp behind in too many things) ... LOVE visiting here to meet the characters you create!