Another long overdue post. We'll start with the last Plague Doctor that was sold at Festival of Fear.
Playing around with the texturing on his mask, I ended up giving this fellow an orange/yellow finish which I really liked. I was entertained by how such a warm colour still came across as remarkably dark and sinister, regardless of its bright tones.
I've also started using metallic paints for the eye goggles, and I think this makes such a difference in appearance (not that my earlier versions looked bad, but it certainly adds a new dimension).
I hope to experiment further with different colours in the future.
But now, I have to write about Ruth who adopted one of my earlier Plague Doctors. I've been meaning to email Ruth back for months...that's right, months. And I've felt very guilty about not making the time to do so, especially because her story and comments touched my heart.
Ruth actually got one of my figures as a present. I didn't know how she'd react to it, especially since it turned out Ruth actually works in a field that deals with infectious disease. AND she had been to Italy, and had seen the wonderful Plague Doctor masks made by people with far more skilled hands than I.