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by Al Stevens

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

A Finished Sculpture

For those of you who tuned in late, I'm using this blog to document the development of a custom ventriloquist dummy named Uncle Sweeter Dabney.

Clay sculpting is just about finished. I added to his nose, cheeks, and forehead and did a lot of smoothing. Then I put his glasses on him to see how he is looking.

There are still a few blemishes in the clay to smooth. It seems that whenever I smooth something, I find something else. Old people have wrinkles, bumps, depressions, though, so it doesn't have to be perfect. But the smoother the clay model, the less sanding I'll have to do on the cast. This is about what he'll look like. He'll have eyelids that cover the tops of his irises to give him a sleepy look and big hairy ears. I'm debating about teeth. I'm thinking maybe only one or maybe none at all. A toothless old man can tell a lot of false teeth jokes.

Let me know what you think so far. I'm kind of stumbling forward on my own here and can use some feedback.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is lookin great! You should go with no teeth. :)

-Tyler Ellis

9:54 PM  
Blogger Lawrence E. Harris said...

I agree with Tyler. No Teeth, or maybe one.


Lawrence E. Harris - ComicVent

12:43 PM  

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