Musings from the Moonroom

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Julia

Several weeks ago, I posted a new head sculpt in the raw (pre-baked). Shortly after that I started to add eyes to the head. I got as far as painting in the whites of the eyes.

Last week I took some time to finish the head using the guidance provided in the Creager’s head sculpting DVD. It is nice to have the head completed. I was starting to get unnerved by the soulless head that looked like something out of the Night of the Living Dead with just the whites of her eyes staring at me.

New head sculpt in pre-bake form:

Front of Head

And with her new eyes:

Now I Can See You

Now I Can See You

I think she’d like a nice hair-do

Adding Colorful Hair

The Wind Blown Look

Finally, a full head of hair

Julia

Her face is colored with soft pastels and thin acrylic washes. The eyes are painted and finished with a polymer varnish. I’m not sure what prompted me to name her after my maternal grandmother. I don’t really remember my maternal grandmother. She died when I was five. So I can’t tell you if this woman’s head looks anything like my grandmother. But grandma’s name was the first one to come to mind. So there you go.

I’m pretty happy with how this head turned out. Let me know me what you think.


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Monday Reflection

The true essence of humankind is kindness.
There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge,
but it is essential,
if one wishes to be a genuine human being
and impart satisfying meaning to one’s existence,
to have a good heart.

-H.H. The Dalai Lama

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