He is painted and ready for his diorama to be built! Unfortunately, all of the flashless pictures were too blurry, but the color is a little more accurate and quite a bit sharper with the flash anyway. The bones around him are going to be scattered around in the swampy moss and marshy area in which he'll be standing, just to give him a bit of scale. I didn't feel like sculpting an entire human to indicate Carl's relative size, so I'm throwing in a couple of human skulls for that purpose. And little human skulls are kind of fun to make. My wife, Jean, has named the owner (?) of one of the skulls and the forearm "Garth." The rest are from anonymous corpses lying about.
Tomorrow, I'm beginning the habitat with the help of some friends. This has turned out to be a really fun project, and I'm pretty pleased with the results so far. The more pleased I am with it, though, the more scared I get that I'm going to do something to screw it all up.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
So, these pictures are actually from a couple of days ago, but I just realized that I hadn't posted them yet. Here, I have finished the sculpting and have spent several hours boiling, baking, and overall scorching various bones. It took a long time and many large pots of boiling water. Good times. On with the paint!