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.
2 years ago