working on my recreation of this project.
Unfortunately to due accessibility issues (aka my parents don't want the house roaring with heat from the oven and the polymer clay is a bit stinky when being baked and my mom is very sensitive to smells,) I'm making mine out of air dry clay. UGH!!! That's all I can say. Air dry clay is fun to work with but man can it be fiddly!! The poor hands on my Groot and very delicate and I had to opt out of doing the spikes for the roots at the top of his head. I've come up with another option tho.
Here's some in progress pics
First this is the base of the body with part of the wire skeleton I made to help support it. The wire extends beyond the clay and into the base. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/140574_15Aug14_photo_1a.jpg
Next is the base and arms covered with long and short strands of clay for texture. This was pretty fiddly and time consuming. The hands are a bit bigger than I wanted but I'm okay with that.http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/140574_15Aug14_photo_2a.jpg
He has a head!!! This was the hardest part to get right. I followed along with the tutorial but had difficulty with the eyes (I ended up just making a circular indentation rather than hollowing out a section for another piece. I had to opt out of the branches on the head so I've got wires sticking out and after it dries and is painted, I'm going to glue moss to the wires for the head. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/140574_15Aug14_photo_3a.jpg
Overall I think he's looking pretty cute. I'll post more pics after he's dried completely (a day or so) and he's been painted and mossified lol.
Oh the green thing hes sitting is is a piece of foam that fits perfectly into the top of a 4" clay pot when flipped around the other way.
Looking good! Can't wait to see the final piece!! =D