Wednesday, June 24, 2015
...and a Lamb
The peaceful and loving imagery of the lion and the lamb is irresistible. A lamb has joined the lion, so here's my version.
Before I started the lamb I noticed that the lion needed a bit more mane behind his ears, so I added it, the on to the lamb.
The lamb is small, a bit over 2" tall. Working this small, I sculpted the head and body from a single piece of clay then added the ears, legs, and tail. When she was complete, I cut her in half at the waist, hollowed her out, then put her back together and poked a hole in her belly so the air can escape when firing.
The final step was the texture. In my earlier sheep I created texture by pressing tightly coiled spirals of copper wire into the clay. But this time, I cut out irregular squiggly lines with my ribbon cut out tool. I like both techniques but I think this is more realistic.