Monday, 28 March 2011

Finally got the Holstein right!


Another commission! Second attempt overall at making a black and white Holstein type cow. I made the first one too thin (too true to life!) and the legs weren't right either.

Lesson learnt: too realistic is no good, these are characters not true-life sculpture. The skill is to identify the features which make it obviously the animal its supposed to be but still make it cartoon-like. I loved adding the bell to this one! I can see the models getting more and more detailed - where will this end??? Also, I can see my 'style' developing.

Here she is varnished and drying prior to posting off tomorrow.

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