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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008 08:14:08 AM »

He makes me laugh!  Grin His expression is wonderful, it makes me think he's saying, "You want me to do what on the ice?"  lol
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008 01:21:11 AM »

They are so cute!  Great Job!
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2008 12:04:23 PM »

Great cane!!... a cute guy too, with good colors.

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ever so often I get a wild hair and decide to mess around with canes

So you decided to do a complex cane?!  Wow <bows down to adventurous spirit and confidence>.  You should do more!  Grin

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doing a rectangular cane was much harder than I anticipated so he's a little distorted

Did you create it as a rectangular cane, or create it "freeform" with the background packing clay, then just trim the cane to a rectangular one? 
Or are you saying it was just harder to reduce being rectangular (lots of clayers find square canes easier than round ones to reduce well, though rectangular would be a bit harder, and they sometimes also create them square for easier reducing then add 4 hemisphere logs to the sides to create a round cane).

If you're not doing this already, wrapping the completed cane image (like your penguin) with a thin layer of background clay and butting its edges, then wrapping with successively thicker wraps of background can help keep the curves keep their exact shape, for example,  during reduction.  That's often easier too than trying to fill in the background with exactly-shaped pieces even if they're drawn as shapes guided by the cane.  Doing the wrapping thing results in a background that's freeform though and too big in places, so after making the background too large, the cane can be trimmed down to a rectangular shape or even cut out with a large round cutter/etc. to create a round cane.


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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2008 08:08:45 PM »

OMG that is friggin ADORABLE!!

I've made several canes and I can't keep an image in a square cane!!

How did you do it??

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2008 01:07:48 PM »

You did an awesome job! I think the distortedness actually adds to the effect. It looks GREAT! Cheesy
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