This Is My Design

Working on some caricatures. I enjoyed the first season of HANNIBAL.

These are made of some kind of hard modeling clay. Hannibal was relatively easier to caricature; Graham was more difficult.

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Next, they’re both boxed up- like so much take-out dinner- to be molded. Later, they’ll be painted.

Faces, Casting

I just made some brush-on silicone molds with Smooth-On Rebound 25 for four of the faces I’ve been sculpting.

Ordinarily I’d cast these pieces in some kind of plastic resin. The problem is I wanted to make several of these, and the resin heats up when curing, which can warp the silicone mold. Plaster, another cheap alternative, does the same thing.  Eventually I settled on Creative Paperclay, which air-dries. It worked really well! The innermost parts of the mold, noses, brows, chins, were still wet when I pulled them out of the mold, but they held the shape and just needed to be exposed to air to dry.

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I’m pretty pleased with the results. Now to paint ’em.