File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 255

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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 09:54:11 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] A sculpture Holliday Card for you all!


Great Job!


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From: "Mathieu René" <>
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Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 1:15 AM
Subject: [Puptcrit] A sculpture Holliday Card for you all!

> Hi all you Artists!
> Click on the link if you want to see the card I just finished.
> I dedicate it to all creative people who dare to try!
> This is what kept me busy these last 4 days.
> It started with a need for a simple practical model to serve as visual 
> reference for the drawn card I was planning. But then it went so well, I 
> had to finish the character, then I was tempted to add a few objects, and 
> while I was at it, I went ahead and made him a stone house in the country!
> This is all built of oil-based clay, a bit crude because it wasn't pro 
> quality, and I had to modify the recipe by adding more mineral oil (I 
> heated and added Vaseline). Such an improvement, but it is not yet the 
> equivalent to Chavant. I then painted the haracter and some objects with 
> acylic gess, diluted with rubbing alcohol, to have various shades of gray. 
> This made it MUCH easier to photograph the small maquette, the light fell 
> better on it. And it also made it MUCH easier to color in Photoshop. I 
> wanted to make things simple since time was running out, (it was a last 
> minute contract) so I opted for a sepia tone, which I saturated more.
> Both character's eyes are painted in photoshop, it made it easier to fix 
> their gaze.
> When I added red to Rudolph's nose, I couldn't stop there, and colored a 
> few more things.
> The image and card was commissionned by my puppeteer's association (local 
> UNIMA center), and I decided to use it as my personal christmas card as 
> well. So if you work for your local association, wherever you are in the 
> world, you might get copy of the version I made for them (AQM).
> Enjoy!
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