Thursday, 19 May 2011

Border Collie (number two...)

Following the previous border collie, I had a request for another one - different colour this time
So I thought I'd just quickly put some pictures up:



right, back to cows....

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

New Zealand cattle


A request for a selection of four different cattle models got me thinking about which breeds would make good little models. They need to distinctive enough to be recognisable as the breed they are. I'd made a Highland cow before so I knew that would work well:

So here is Highland cow mkII.

I'd also made a black and white Holstein cow before:


So here is the Holstein mkII

So I needed two more breeds. A short browse on google, and I thought I'd try a Hereford:


Fairly distinctive colouring, plus the hair over the withers, but what really made this critter was the curly locks on his forehead:

I'm really pleased with the curls!

So a final cow breed was needed...I decided on a Jersey since they have good colouring plus can have horns. Then I would have a balance of two dairy and two beef breeds, two horned breeds and two polled, and a range of colours and coat textures:



plus a cow bell :-) on this one


and spikey hair style.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Jess the Border Collie


Another doggie commission, this time a Border Collie called Jess.
Had a quick practice in plasticine first...then had a play with the FIMO:


It was very tempting to carry on with the hair but looking at the photo, Jess doesn't really have a 'fringe' as such...
So I stopped. Here she is prebake:



And post bake and varnished:



And she'll be off in the post once she's all dried!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Dopplegangers

Some critters in the original clay, and in FIMO:

Rabbits


original, and then FIMO:


Hedgehogs:



and ratties:


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