I thought I’d take a break from fiddliness. This one’s a 3D reinvention of a sketch (the box has a keyhole that you can’t see in the photo):
A bauta bird, who’s going to have a pulcinella bird for a companion. Still needs work on the feet and base, but nearly there.
This was my first go at a Venetian bird. It was supposed to be a plague doctor, stylised with cute dot eyes. However, I think the style makes it look simply like a bird in a hat and headscarf, rather than a bird in a mask. (When an image is unfamiliar, departure from literality can sadly just cause confusion!). I still want to do something with the little guy (?), though.
Bauta doesn’t think much of the company in the fridge…
Little minotaur is coming along quite well, apart from the camera making his head huge:
Can’t remember if I showed the squashies finished. Here’s the family portrait:
I’m about to try something a bit different. I used to be fond of drawing organic, Rococo-ish doodles, and after a spell of looking at Alexis Peyrotte’s decorative designs, the urge grabbed me again.
I think I could mould something along these lines. The question is how much casting and welding of separate pieces it would need. Or I could try a piece in relief. Since they’re asymmetrical and don’t have to resemble anything but themselves, I think they’d accommdate quite a bit of NQR-ness. I may live to eat those words, but going to give it a go anyhow.