Mother and Chaz are one of my smaller ooaks. (one of a kind sculpts) They sit right at 4 inches. The base is one of my shell base designs with natural shells collected on one of our beach walkabouts. (and a few colored ones from the local souvenir shop) They both have a strong wire armature underneath a fully sculpted clay body. They are both painted with acrylic and fine MICA powders. Their blue eyes are some of my new designs. I have discovered that it is so much easier to draw them on paper, use my water color pencils and then take a picture and load it into the computer. Mother's hair is soft lambs wool that has been braided. (you can gentle move it over to cover her ta-ta....if you wanted to) Chaz's hair is also lambs wool that was cut into small fibers and then attached. See his little pointy piece up front.....a sea horse must have licked him there when he was born. ^_^
All the shells are natural shells...the colored ones I bought at a souvenir shop. I just can't bring myself to paint them completely.
The fan shell that makes up her chair is one of the ones that we found on a beach walkabout. They are such delicate shells and I love when I find them whole. The sand on the base is my own mixture. (it makes great snow too...you know...that funny COLD white stuff that some places get)
Thank you for stopping by the old Southern Ooaks tree and sea today. ^_^ I always look forward to your visit. Until next time.......................