beginnings of a new range?
i’ve been thinking of making some little anime-style animals for a while now. (did i mention that when cj & i went to japan last year i had an emotional experience in Studio Ghibli? that’s why i couldn’t stop thinking of making this little friend)
i actually started making a couple of models in the christmas holidays & this is the beginning stage of one of them – it looks a bit like a cat now but i think it’ll end up being a fox (needs a bit of a pointier face & a fancy tail me-thinks)
i thought i’d add this piccie too – i don’t usually do wax carving first (i’m much more comfortable making in silver cause you can be a lot more precise) but christmas was spent in the country so it seemed like a perfect place to do some carving!
the different coloured waxes (green, blue, pink, beige) have different hardnesses, the green being a bit like carving plastic & the beige can almost be moulded with the heat of your hands.