I hate to keep people waiting, but quality is important to me, and if it takes me that much longer, then that's just how it is.
Luckily my customers have been very understanding in that respect.
Bradley the lionhead mix. He was a challenging piece, but I'm pretty happy with the way he came out. My camera doesn't take the best closeups, so it's hard to capture all the detail.
The customer was very specific about how she wanted him positioned, including his little tongue. One of his quirks is fastidiously cleaning his feet. It was a fun piece to work on.
Aurora the chinchilla mini rex ...
Oddie the Netherland Dwarf
And the memorial piece, Autumn Reid, a Holland Lop.
So that's 5 out of 12 complete, and all of this practice is improving my speed, so hopefully I can steadily crank the rest of them out in good time.
I'd better, because I'm getting new commissions all of the time!
I had a request for completing a piece in time for a child's birthday, so I sculpted it in record time - 2
Yay for grandmas! Otherwise, it would have been impossible.
I've also been sculpting the third owl in the collection of 3.
I have greatly enjoyed this artistic venture. After spending my life drawing animals, it feels fantastic to take my artwork to the next level. I can certainly see plenty of room for improvement, but I am looking forward to the direction I'm heading.
In other news, we've hit another big snag with the house renovation which will set us back even further, and the duck eggs are due to hatch later this week. Updates on both scenarios coming soon!
Meanwhile, I'm getting back to work....