After a work marathon (12 days without a break) I had a weekend! Saturday, Meredith and I and a bunch of friends went to the Big Chill at the Big House (Michigan vs. Michigan State hockey at the Michigan stadium). It was cold, but we had a blast! Michigan won 5-0! GO BLUE!
Sunday, we caught up with some errands and then I got some much needed studio time. I’m building the main set for the children’s book I’m working on (see the couch in an earlier post) and I decided that I’d take a break from designing the main character to build a prop I’ve been thinking about for a few days. I sat down and started making a little polar bear rug for in front of the couch. The photos below show the sculpted polar bear head, the head and the fur I used to cover it, a shot of the finished rug and finally, a detail shot of the face. Unless it’s a finished piece, I usually only have enough energy to pull out my phone to take photos, so forgive the low-quality.
Meredith wrote a fantastic children’s story, which I’ve decided to illustrate (more info on that later). Most of what I’ve been doing so far is storyboarding the entire thing and planning the characters, but I have started building props and I thought I’d show some of the progress.
I want the story to be set in the victorian era with modern pieces mixed in throughout. There is one scene in particular that the story will revisit multiple times. The focus of this scene is a green velvet victorian couch and it’s the first thing I decided to build.