Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Henry VIII


I've started a few different figures all at once this week as I was in a sculpting mood, but this one is furthest along. Henry VIII ...such a lot of programmes about him about at the moment, but he's been on my to do list for a long while as the costumes are so beautiful. I would love to do the wives too, but we'll see how I get on with Henry first....
Have done his basics...the legs now have kneecaps and are less wonky!...and he has shoes. I've also decided to sculpt the gloves he is holding in the portrait rather than try to make them in leather...trying to imagine how stiff they would have been had they been fabric, and so have gone with the textured clay...is it cheating?? They had to be quite small to get his hand to grip round them too so I squidged them underneath. Have added the rings too. Enjoyed working on the hands and quite pleased with them so far. There's quite a bit of jewellery on the costume itself...may make some of the beads...somewhere I've some gold clay I think....

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