Guess where I've been today??
I've wanted to make one of these ever since I saw the one Alli showed on her FB page.
After she'd smoked the holes with the drill to put the thick wire rods in, we got to work with the coated wire for the arms, shoulders and neck.
Made something like this and attached it to the metal rods with masking tape.
Alli then cut another piece of metal rod which we used to strengthen the body.
Next we had a little break as Alli took in a delivery.
If you think it was tricky getting it out of this van, what do you think about getting it into a mini!!
And down she goes with Alli at the controls.
And here is the lovely barrow in all its glory - it really was fabulous.
Back inside, all masked up and ready for the next stage.
And here she is all stone art and powertexed up.
And here is Alli giving mine a good old bash and slash with the blade of the scissors to create some texture, as I'd given up by now as my ribs and back wouldn't let me do any more.
Alli tied her arms across the back of the body with cling film as that's where she wanted them positioned.
And then just to prove I was actually there, Alli took a couple of photos of me.
And then another shaping the head.
Next we covered the base and gave it some texture.
And from the back.
Close up of the face and the boobs.
And Alli's from the front.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, she has made her pregnant!!!
After a heat gun session, we dry brushed with green, bronze and gold pigments. I took mine outside to look at in in the natural light. She is sitting on the barrow that was delivered earlier.
Close up of all the wonderful texture. Would have been nice if the sun was out, but it wasn't.
And finally a close up of the bum and the pitted legs.
Had a really fabulous day with literally 1:1 tuition. Thanks Alli for having a class with just me and for mixing the products and adding texture for me as I really didn't want to cancel even if it did hurt at times.
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