Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Rex Libris: Bibliotecher Remix Part 2
So I was pretty damn proud of myself when I was still in full possession of all my fingers.
For the sculpting medium I used Super Sulpey Firm, mostly based on reviews and the fact that I am a complete procrastinator and this stuff does not air dry. So I could leave it for a few days and come back to it and it would still be pliable, which happened quite often. I also bought a Michaels' branded clay kit, thank GOD for Michaels' weekly 50% off coupons. I was in there more times in two weeks than the combined total visits of the previous decade.
I'm also new to this whole "being artistic" thing too, the last time I touched any form of clay it was Play-Doh and I was still wetting the bed. It took awhile to get used to this medium and every time I would find myself getting frustrated I would just remind myself that this was my first one. I bought about 5 of these statues in the hopes that I could sell them for at least $500 a pop.... So yeah..... I just trudged through it until the clay formed a somewhat recognizable shape and called it a day lest I destroy it with my fumbling fingers.
See the fine detail in the pages of the book???? I can hear the collective oooohhhh's and aaaaaahhhh's of the whole interwebz right now, it's quite deafening, almost silencing... Okay, mostly silence.