Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Gourd Face Part 2

Greetings! 
 
Today I'm showing part 2 of how my gourd face has progressed. Like some of you, I am an intuitive artist. I have an idea of what I want, and start in. As I work that original idea may change several times. I also get so into what I am doing that I forget to take photos. I tried and I think I did pretty well with that. You can see part 1 here.
 I have been working on the paper mache face. If you read  part 1 I made two, one with clay, one paper mache. The PM got clay too and a grout/plaster of paris.
 

 

Eyes are in. Now drilling for the nose.

 

Nose armature. There are many ways to achieve this. It's just how I do it.


 Add PM to hold in place.

 

Start putting in PM and shaping the nose

 

Nose is shaped and the mouth is in.

 

Normally I would make a PM past but I just didn't want to. It is an ordeal. So, to the clay.

 

The mouth is also covered.

 

At this point the head is heavy. I use whatever is in my art room to balance it. Once the clay dries it will sit straight.

 

This was going to be a cutesy face when I started, then I decided to make something dark for Rain's TAD. You all know I love dark.

 

This is a mixture of Plaster of Paris and tile grout. It is easy to make but one must work quickly.

Today I will sand, do more shaping and then airbrush paint and embellish this gourdy guy.

Be Safe Out There And Wear A Mask.

 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life. 
beadwright.com

14 comments:

  1. I like how one eye is round and one is squinty.

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  2. Your process of making the face is really fascinating, even for one like me who doesn't do things like that. I love seeing how you shape it.

    I hope you are feeling better!

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for sharing your progress.

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  4. So cute! 🧡

    Then again, so cool, too! 🙂👍🏻

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  5. I have never seen gourd heads! This is fascinating! :)

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  6. Nicole,

    You're so creative and talented. I can't wait to see how this turns out. :)

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  7. Wow! Amazing work, many thanks for the step by step photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Ouch, that drilling-pic hurts! LOL.
    Love your work!

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  9. wow you did such a hard work and result is incredible for sure :)

    i found difference between eyes scarier

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  10. So much work Nicole! So cool! Big Hugs!

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  11. Happy PPF. Thanks for dropping by my blog today Nicole

    Much💖love

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  12. After seeing the final piece I wouldn't have thought that this is how it progresses! Wonderful to see the work stage by stage.

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