Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Baba Yaga and Friends

I developed a love for creating 3-D characters while working for 12 years at Alinco Costumes.  Now, as a school teacher, I still enjoy the process of designing and sculpting these imaginative characters.  I recently completed this old woman I call Baba Yaga, after the Slavic folk tale. The figure is about 10 inches tall.  The face and hands are sculpted in Sculpey.  The body is shaped with foam and wire. Then the clothes are hand sewn, which is the most difficult part for me.

 And here are a couple of sculpted figures I built last October. The first, obviously inspired by the work of Brian Froud, is about 10 inches tall.  The second is about 18 inches tall.