This guy was such a challenge. The commissioner had a reference drawing full of lovely detail so I had to try out some new techniques. Most of what I tried turned out good… Which was a really pleasant surprise! There are bits of wool baked right into the clay, makes me glad I only use real wool felt. Anything synthetic would have definitely melted into the over.
I’m excited to be growing as an artist and that I’m getting interesting work to do. The one good thing I got out of the pandemic was time to improve. I don’t think I would have tried to do this commission a year ago, or at least I would have simplified things greatly. I guess there really is a silver lining to everything!
I’m still taking commissions by the way (wink wink, nudge nudge) A piece like this takes about 1 month to create so plan ahead if you have any gift ideas.