Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Garden Gnome Update - The Painting Continues

Sir Gnome is getting there. The white rabbit is mostly finished.
Needs some detail work as does the Queen.

Just started working on the Mad Hatter scene. It's a little flat right now but I'm excited with how it is progressing. It may end up being one of my favorites and NO PLAYING CARDS involved!

Speaking of, I am so over painting playing cards! They are not perfect replicas and they are not going to be. I am anal and detail oriented but if you want them to be perfect take a picture (that's for my mother who informed me the spacing was off. I made the comment that I didn't see her working on such a complex project while going to school and taking care of a 3 year old and when she did she could voice her criticism and I would listen. Me, testy? what would give you that idea?I can't be that upset with my mom though she has been a Godsend watching my little one when I go to class but, boy, does the criticism get old)

I had to take a break on the card scene. They have all been painted once, painted white and are waiting for their final color. Can't wait to be done!

These are the cards that will get "tucked" into the beard.
Really loving how these came out!

That's it for now! Hopefully the next update will be the big reveal. I'm hoping to finish before next Monday but I have until Friday, May 20, to get him finished. Fingers crossed that it will go quickly. I don't have anymore classes. My last final was tonight (yay!) Now it's all gnome! :o)


The Cat From Hell said...

He just gets better and better all the time! Me Loves him!

Athena said...

Wow. I'm amazed by your sculpting, the painting, and all the detail. Yes, "take a picture", indeed (that made me laugh, sorry!)!

Good luck with the rest of the project. I think it's going to turn out fabulously. :)