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Cupcake Stock #1
Taken 19th April, 2014
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The skirt is part of a bigger cosplay, but since most will be hidden under other layers, I had to show off my hard work!
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The Stock Party is a gathering of artists and models for a weekend of fun and photography. It was the first year and so a learning year, but as it seemed to go over well, we are going to try it again next year possibly in Savannah Georgia, with the hopes of engaging SCAD in some way. We do hope to move the Party/Convention to a new beautiful location every year to help build great reference libraries from which to produce art for illustrations and other artistic endeavors. It is open to artists, photographers, models, and costumers. We have a whole year to plan, so hopefully Stock Party 2008 will be even better!
I would like to post a thank you to our security, David and his sweet wife Del, for patiently enduring me in flighty artist mode and ensuring that we didn't get kicked out of the park. Thank you to the artists Elizabeth Phillips, Bryan King, and Bryan's sweet wife, Monica. And thank you to the models for making it a success! Taylor Darnell, Whitney, Michael Darnell, Alex, Stacy, Bambi, Andrew and Ash. Thank you for everything!
Hillo...! I thought I'd go ahead and post a step-by-step of how I turned this into the real deal. ;D
I did as much photo-documentation as I could, but rrrgh, I still missed a lot of key steps along the way. >_0
One thing I didn't show was how I packed on the sculpey gradually, in clumps. Here's another tip: RUB VASELINE ON THE BUCK first; sculpey likes to stick to that. Also, I waxed the pipes so they could be removed without warping the sculpey (pre-baking).
Also, I should have mentioned the "spinal column" went on a lathe for a bit to get those slight ridges, before I cut slots out of them.
Also-also, I didn't show how the "jaw" was made; THAT took a lot of time and heavy machine-work to press it down, then bend the angles and trim the excess. I ultimately needed a real pro working at the model construction shop to finagle it and, um... it didn't feel right to snap photos of him as he worked on it (as a favor no less). ŠP;;;
Fff yeah, and I never did finish the grappling line + harpoon. Guh, gotta move on to other stufff.
And I definitely wanted to stress the importance of orthographics + building a buck for the sculpey; IT'S ALL ABOUT MAINTAINING SYMMETRY. Just packing clay together and hoping you can eyeball symmetry is one of those things only one in a million people can do (and chances are you ain't that one. >ŠĐ
EDIT: fixed a stupid little typo that I finally caught... |P
Beware: for this is the easiest recipe ever. It only has four ingredients and it's gotten great reviews from people in my writing class.
tools: 8-10 inch pie plate small cookie cutter
ingredients: two sticks of butter 3/4 and two table spoons of confectioners sugar two cups of flour 3/4 teaspoon salt (regular, fine grained salt)
+Preheat oven to 300 degrees
+Soften your butter in the microwave, don't let it melt entirely but try and get it to as almost melted and smushy as possible. I cut the sticks into fourths and put it in for 45 second then just smashed away with a fork.
+Sift the flour and sugar
+Take everything, mix it in the bowl.
+Optional: add a tiny amount of vanilla or more butter for taste depending on what you prefer. I wouldn't use more than 1/4 tsp of vanilla, as this cookie should be buttery as hell and far, far away in taste from a sugar cookie. The vanilla adds depth but it's just as good without imo.
+If it is too dry (and this is what happened to me the second time I made it for some reason) add after until it's fairly soft, the approximate texture for a roll-out cookie
+Press into your pie tin.
+ Refrigerate for twenty minutes
+find the middle of your plate and press in a small cookie cutter or cut a hole approx. one inch in diameter. take out the cookie dough and put the cookie cutter back in.
+Perforate the cookie disk into 1/12th wedges. If yo uwant you can also poke holes into the top of it using a fork or decorating if you'd like
+Put into the oven for about one hour, or until it's slightly browned at the edges. You want it to be just slightly soft and wet in the middle as the ending cookies will be slightly moist and it won't be like biting into a rock. (Which is the fault for most shortbread cookies)
+When cool, take out the cookie cutter and recut the wedges.
Another "How I Color My Illustrations" post! This time with Ornstein and Smough. But it pretty much goes over how I color in recent times... it's still very similar, just more refined. And this time with Paint Tool Sai. ♥
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What it says, a simple gear stencil tutorial for decorating/art uses And yes I will upload pictures when I've done this in my new room. & I know I messed up some of the writing, but I only realised after I uploaded this, so apologies.