The face on the left was one of my very first. At the time, I thought it was pretty gorgeous! Well, I think I would get laughed out of town if I said that now. Although, it does seem to have an Egyptian flare. Ummm, does that make the difference? Nooo, I don't think so.
On to the face on the right. Wow, what was I thinking!!! Boy, I remember like it was yesterday when I took that picture and put it on picasa. I thought the program would shut down and stop working altogether. I wish there was a button I could push on that program that would say reject, then
I'd know for sure that I wasted all that clay.
They weren't all pretty faces? (LOL) as you can see by the picture of the crazy looking elf wizard. Although I had fun creating him, I was really annoyed looking at him. He just didn't have what it takes to be a wizard. Now he just sits there trying very hard to convince me that he is a wizard.
This dog is another story. I can say in all honesty, he is pretty tacky. That is if you look into his eyes. (LOL) He has a cape, does that make him super dog? I don't think so, he has a heart, does that make him lovable? I don't think so, but he does have tacks, and rightly so because he is pretty darn tacky.
Okay, this was my first attempt at making a more life-like face. I gave up after this one, pretty bad don't you agree? I even went through all the trouble of gluing on the hair. Now, she's just a head on a stick.
"Create and Learn" that's my motto. I have been creating with polymer clay since May of 2010 and have learned a lot.
Some of the best lessons I learned are:
1) Take a picture of your creation before you bake it. (because if it doesn't look good on picasa, you've wasted all your clay.)You can also hold your creation up to a mirror, it does pretty much the same thing.
2 ) Just because you think it's a good idea, doesn't make it a good idea.
3 ) Photography is everything. (Make sure your lighting is right and you have a great background, the wanna-be wizard and tacky dog do not have the right background or lighting for that matter) oops, neither does the body-less lady.
4 ) Make sure your creations are well attached. I use toothpicks and armatures with a lot of mine after having a few problems with an arm or a leg.
Happy Claying Everyone.