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.
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!