Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Asian Hornet Challenge

I got a call from a friend in the business and he asks me if I can sculpt a life-like 2" long asian hornet.... by the next day. These suckers are huge in life (2-3" long!) Having never done a model before, I hesitated when I heard the deadline but then thought it would be a fun challenge, so I said yes, ran out to pick up supplies! 

I spent a total of 10 hours working on it. I sculpted the body from polymer clay, the wings are wire with cling wrap heated onto the shape then painted with markers. Once the body was baked, I painted with acrylic and enamel paints, created legs and antenae from a few unusual found items (I have to have some mystery!) and after much ado, voila!