Make/Artist: Mandi Hickman (No Artist Website)
Scale: Micro Mini
Mold: MH Copyright
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Neutral Gray) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Painted 2012 and Sold (Custom Order)
This little guy is only an inch tall, who knew he’d take almost five months to make it back off the workbench! (You can see in-progress pictures of the little over here : MH Copyright – Part I.)
Actually, this little guy is a good example of why I’m not sure I’m going to be taking custom orders next year. He sat on my workbench for well over a month, 99.9999% finished, but I couldn’t stop tweaking his paint job. I need to learn to let go– only I have no idea how to practice that skill. o_O;;
Anywho, as you can see by the previous in-progress post, this little guy is a combination of acrylics and pastels. I was able to get what I think is a nice color depth to him, but as always the photos don’t do the real life version justice.
I would have like to be able to go in and fix all the flaws on the mold (especially once I started blowing up the photos to greater than life-sized), but alas I’m not a good enough sculptor for that. Gimme ten years to practice and then maybe I’ll be ready to take another go at it!
You’ll note he’s spotting his ever present ear-tip rubs in these photos– I touched him up (yet again) after I edited these, but was too lazy to take new photos. I ended up coating them in two layers of heavy gloss this time, so I’m hoping he made the trip to his new home intact. *crosses fingers*