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Roman Bust Progress

on October 23, 2012 - 2:12pm

Finally dove in and sculpted the hair. Decided to go super cheap and use Crayola Model Magic. I was concerned it wouldn't adhere to the paper mache but my fears quickly vanished once I got going.

It's interesting to see the progression from start to finish, don't you think? 

Sure, she's no Venus, but I'm pretty happy with it considering I had no idea what I was doing. 

I fleshed out the eye sockets, cheeks, chin, nose and brow some more. Gave her eyebrows and pouty(er) lips. 

Hoping to get my hands on some more clay (yes, I've run out again) to fatten up her one arm. Then I'll slap another coat of white paint on her, and I'm done. 

Phew! I am glad the hair part is over. Made me sweat just thinking about it. This is why, ladies and gentlemen, it's so important to just start something artistic that you're scared of. And don't stop just because it looks bad in the beginning. 

As well, don't beat yourself up if it isn't perfect. Be proud that you tried, you created something out of nothing, and next time, you'll be better at it. 

She looks a little like a Roman female Elvis. I'm ok with that.


Alison's picture

Wow! You do great work and I think Roman female Elvis is what a lot of them looked like back then.

P.E.'s picture

Oh my! You have totally inspired me! Also liked the paper bag sycamore tree lanterns!

Ghoul Friday's picture

Glad to help ignite those creative fires :) And thanks!

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