Thursday, 5 January 2012

A Slippery Subject

Just finished making the first draft of Myrtle's snail - the pest turned pet who currently has no firm name (still settling on one)...

Here he is with collar and leash, and made in one inch (1:12) scale (this means he is 12 times smaller than real life) which makes him the size of a puppy.  Made using polymer clay and finished with paint / mixed media. Later I'll recreate a 3D version in Maya.

Don't forget, he's just a first draft - stay tuned for final versions or get involved and leave me suggestions in the comment section!
Before you ask, yes I think I must have been (at least on a subconscious level) inspired by the racing snail from the 80s movie 'The Neverending Story'. ;)






 Alongside morning cuppa - to show scale.

6 comments:

THE CRANKY BIRD STUDIO said...

I very much like him. Wait-the SHELL is polymer clay too? Remarkable!

Caroline McFarlane-Watts said...

Hiya, yes the shell is clay as well, but finished with all sorts of mixed media (not varnish though, interestingly enough) to make it shimmer. Thanks for following! C

Sara said...

My Goodness!!! Caroline you are such an inspiration! I hope one day to be as talented as you. Keep up the good work and keep posting. I follow all of your blogs and love each and every one. :D

Caroline McFarlane-Watts said...

Thanks Sara! So glad you enjoy following! Don't miss the competition soon over on Pixie Dust. :)

Sandy said...

Happy Day!
I'm following you here...# 1 for the competition.

Yippy.
xoso
Sandy

Ascension said...

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