Contemplating Open Mouths

I’ve been sick since Thursday and too brain dead to do much of anything. It’s so cruel how when you have a reason to be home from work you often are too wonky to accomplish much of anything. Mostly I have been sitting on my couch in sweatpants watching Stargate: SG-1 and cross-stitching and blowing my nose.

My creation, sloppily framed to show the end goal

All of my cross-stitch projects tend to be quite snarky in nature.

I keep wanting to get in some pony time, but it sounds like really hard work. I have been mucking around on Blab and blogs and such however, which is at least inspiring- and often, educational.

There is a fabulous tutorial on sculpting a horse’s mouth on Blab, by member Rayvin. It’s got excellent step by step instructions and plenty of good pictures, too. It’s got me thinking a lot about my WIP racehorse.

This is what I’m aiming for:

With a final product like this:

And this is what I’ve got so far:

I opened his mouth with the dremel and then enlarged and dropped the chin. I started to sculpt teeth (the upper set are in) and intended to do the lower set, then lips. But Rayvin’s article has me rethinking. I really don’t want to take the head off again, but is it all wrong without opening the jaw all the way up? What if I just slit in a little (say, up to the edge of the cheek bone) and opened it there?

Has anyone else done this? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

3 responses to “Contemplating Open Mouths

  1. never done anything like this…but i have a feeling that the whole face would probably need resculpting..

    what do you use for resculpting??

  2. LOVE the cross stitching! Joss Whedon = win! :D

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! :)

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