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.
Its a cute one. I am curious as to how you maintain such hyper glossy pieces without it going tacky and collecting dust.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Oh that's soooo cute and sweet. I bet your daughter loves it!!!ReplyDelete
She does, Jo..Thank you, and Happy New Year to you.Delete