Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rascal the Raccoon

This week became a dual challenge for me. PCA Virtual Retreat's class this week happened to be with the wonderful Katie Oskin from Kater's Acres. This was also my week 3 on Katie's 2015 Polymer Clay Challenge. So I decided for my week three I would show off my little Rascal Raccoon that I created in the retreat. I like using an image or photo when sculpting since I am a beginner at it and a visual person as well. I didn't want my raccoon looking identical to Katie's, so I decided to sketch my raccoon first. I am not a sketch artist but I try. Here is a drawing of my raccoon.

Katie gave us two videos on sculpting this little guy. One was for a regular figurine and the other an articulated raccoon. I thought the articulated one would be fun to make. Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought my raccoon should be holding a heart.

I mixed a blend with Premo Clays: black, white, silver, and raw sienna for the body of the raccoon. I followed Katie's great instructions (she also had written instructions as well) in making the body of the raccoon. Overall, I think I am happy with this little raccoon figurine. I think I will try making another one, just because this was fun!

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1 comment:

  1. Ah so cute, Lupe... glad I checked my feed again before hitting the sack LOL You did an awesome job!