a new sculpturalism

Ancient Egyptian limestone statue of a married couple named Nebsen and Nebet-Ta. Artist unknown; 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose IV or Amenhotep III (ca. 1400-1352 BCE).  Thought to come from Dahamsha; now in the Brooklyn Museum.  Photo credit: David Liam Moran/Wikimedia Commons.

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She’s finished. Yay!

Toriel might rival my giant Sans in longest I’ve ever worked on any figure, she certainly gave me the most trouble. Honestly, I’ve lost track of how long she took me. I think I redid her head about 4 times. lol

She’s not perfect or exactly what I pictured in my head, but she’s as done as she’ll get. I’m mostly satisfied with how she turned out, but there are definitely some things I’d do differently in hindsight.

Toriel is made of wool with a wire armature. Her fur is made of mohair! That’s right, my goat mom is made of real goat!

Her eyes turned out much redder than intended, lol. They are made of glass dome cabochons with the irises printed on photo paper. They are designed so that she can look at you pretty much no matter where you are. This makes her a little creepy, but I like the effect so much that I decided to roll with it. Her eye lashes are doll eyelashes.

Her claws, teeth and horns are polymer clay. Her claws feel a lot like real dog claws. :P

She has a little bit of colouring and blushing done with chalk pastels on her hands, feet, and head.