exactly what it sounds like.
chased out of 16g copper sheet (Even though the jerk I bought it from swears on his mother it was 18g when I bought it) with the assorted crannies patina'd black to give a teensy bit o' definition. The dotty texture on his spots was done with a beading tool.
made from uber-scratch, as I had to make the tools to make the piece from scratch. Unfortunatley, they were a bit on the sharp side.
I was, however, lucky enough to get away with one pass of repousse and only one annealing.
First, a progress photo, prior to removal and cleaning and all that good stuff. If you look real close you can probably see some of my burned skin bits embedded in the pitch.
and the finished product, photographed on my driveway. He ended up with a black onyx cab in a collared bezel between his whiskers. I was originally going to use jade, but I'm glad I didn't.
Added a semi-bad action shot from which I have taken the liberty of removing my ugly mug. But not my bad-ass wonka shirt.