Sunday, 1 January 2017

Sea Lion Miniature

My daughter wanted a sea animal for her class exhibition, and she suggested a sea lion . The grey sea lions were fairly common, and did not excite her much. Then we saw a picture of a white sea lion and decided to go with that.

'Cute' was what she wanted. So I made a few sketches, got her approval and got to work. Did not use any armature. I did the neck to tail in a single piece of clay, and attached the head separately.

Gave some light grey beauty spots all over. I gave it slightly lighter eyes to add some interest. Then highlighted areas like the flippers, tail and around the eyes in light brown.

Since the flippers were relatively fragile, I decided to add a perch. Nothing would do, but a bit of ice. And decorated the edges with stylized waves.

This little guy is less than 3 inches from head to tail.

4 comments:

  1. Its a cute one. I am curious as to how you maintain such hyper glossy pieces without it going tacky and collecting dust.

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    1. Cannot escape dust, Divya! But these keep well and can be maintained easily with just a wipe. freshen it with another coat of gloss after a few years. But asp much as possible, keep them out of direct sunlight. That does more damage.

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  2. Oh that's soooo cute and sweet. I bet your daughter loves it!!!

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    1. She does, Jo..Thank you, and Happy New Year to you.

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