Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Bustin' knuckles

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Here I am applying a nice drop of latex to Hoppy - or at least pretending like I am. Do you realize that, in all my pics of techniques, I'm never actually doing what I seem to be doing? That's right, when you're taking the pics yourself, you can't do it while also performing some difficult painstaking task, so I just wait till I'm done and then pose as if I'm still working. That's the way a lot of "in progress" shots are done, I guarantee you.

Anywhoo, you can see here how unpredictable this can get. Sometimes all the drops run together into a uknicle and sometimes they stay separate.



No, this isn't my apple head... it hasn't reached this advanced state just yet! I just happened to run across a place where you can get your very own authentic shrunken human head! Well, authentic replica that is, made from tanned animal hide by "indigenous artisans". Nice, but I think I'll stick with fruitmangling.

7 comments:

herself said...

Eww, so that' what people were talking about when they mentioned sewing the mouth shut on the apple heads like real shrunken ones. ew.

Hey, now those arms and hands and knuckles, those are looking awesome! yum. I'm sure you've thought of this and/or it is moot but I would dot all eight pinkies, let 'em dry, dot all ring fingers, let 'em dry, etc. to avoid having unihumplumpitus?

Anonymous said...

WOW Mike! Those hands, and arms look AWESOME! I just tried liquid latex for the first time, and I didn't have as good results as you, but it's really cool stuff!! I can't wait to see your puppets in action!!!!
tommy

herself said...

I just noticed the killer book list on your sidebar, sweet.

herself said...

Again, moot, but you might also glue a seed bead or smaller hole-less bead either with a toothpick tip of strong/thin glue or with a drop of the latex itself. It would knuckle up the bump perfectly so that even the spreading would look natural. I could always send you a supply from my magic stash of things.

herself said...

I am so totally talking to myself over here now.

Darkstrider said...

Heh! Hey, thanks for keepin' the place alive while I took a day off! What happened to your avatar... and most of the pics on your blog? Only the Flikr pics still show?

herself said...

Really? that's weird, I'm sure you refreshed the cashe in your browser (nothing personal) I'll go delete those two entries and please let me know next time you visit if you see images, k? thanks!