Am planning on working on new things today so these comments are so welcome, you all rock Always the dragon eye and dragonflies lol...must make those!
I don't recall if I mentioned this or not, but many years ago I designed a dragonfly woodcraft item, the steampunk dragonfly I adapted from the pattern for that. That was by far my best selling item ever! I think dragonflies are always popular.
I'm always amazed at the foods, too. I cannot imagine getting that much detail into something so small. There's no way my fingers could do that! love the blueberries in the whipped cream the best, looks so real!
That is wicked, wicked, wicked!!! You're house is going to look so awesome come halloween, I cannot wait to see the followups and how everything looks together.
I LOVE the dark look of it! Buuut, I think it would look great if it had just a bit of color. Like a dry brushing of a dark purple on the house, just hit the edges of the shingles with a medium grey dry brush. Dry brush the steps in a light grey, the molding and trim in a greyish white, then lightly wash the door and tree with a dark brown. Just don't cover up too much of the black!
or, or, or, I know! Barely dry brush the whole thing in a greyish white, it'll keep the monotone color, won't cover too much of the black, but will really make all the great features pop.
If at any time you have put on too much color, just come back and 'antique' in black, it'll be perfectly gloomy
Thanks You guys rock! And we're all very talented...we just don't all have the same talent or likes for that matter. People will look at something I made and ask "what is it?" and I'm like "does it have to be 'something'?" If you choose a subject that's not real to begin with...how can it be wrong, right? I don't dare try to make figures or faces, no, no, no, it would look terrible lol
You are all so generous, thankyou I see all the flaws though, like I'm sure we all see in our own work. Why is it you can't see that dimple or dent before you bake it? And I have so many fingerprints in my work, I think the FBI could ID from them lol One thing I learned recently is I will start using up my premo and going back to kato, it doesn't take up all those small imperfections as easy as premo does.
ElizabethsMom ...I love the doors! this was my second, I really liked the first better, that second one is pretty large. Am planning to do more smaller ones.
Here are some others that I've managed to sell...y'all will notice I'm not showing my worst work
You can see how much fun I have....cannot stick to any one style, I love almost letting it guide itself into making if that makes sense. There are days when I cannot work with the clay to save my soul! And other days where I feel like I could build a city. Wish I could figure out what brings that on!