Today I carried a 4 kilo concrete wolf head half across town. Or well, to the subway and then later to the bus that took me half across town. IT WAS STILL REALLY HEAVY OK.
This Monday I started to crack the plaster mould, but somehow the plaster and the concrete had bonded, which caused major problems. (This happened to all the moulds not just mine so I hadn’t done anything wrong…)
But after a morning of cutting and hammering and me getting blisters on my hands I finally had most of my wolf out.
More cutting and scrubbing with a steel brush followed.
It took a few hours as well. Blisters weren’t happy.
Finally (sort of) clean! It had a lot of small air bubbles in it, particularly on the nose and right side of the head. So I used latex putty to fill in some of them (I’m going to continue doing this at home) so I can paint the whole thing next week in school.
When it was properly dried it took a much lighter grey colour (typical concrete colour you know) and I’m not sure I like it. So I’ll probably paint it in some darker brownish grey, and perhaps some details. We’ll see next week ;)
And obligatory picture of me at the end
As I sat down in a mud pile yesterday my jacket wasn’t an option today.
So it was me, the rain and four layers of clothes today instead.
As my friends already know, I’m taking an art class.
I can honestly say I have never had more fun (in “school”) than I’m having now.
We don’t have lessons, we have “work hours”.
And during those work hours we’re free to try more or less anything we want with the given materials.This week we’ve been learning to cast in concrete.
And being me, I had to make a wolf.
This is the base made of clay.
Then covered in plaster to make a negative mould.
And then the clay is removed and the mould cleaned out so it’s ready to be filled with concrete.
It looks perfectly evil XD
In a few days I’ll be able to crack the plaster and hopefully get a (more or less) perfectly shaped concrete wolf. Or its head, I mean.
If it doesn’t break or anything I’ll show it to you on Monday or sometime^^
I don’t know what I wanted to say with this post but life is really going well for me now. I’m having fun in “school” (still feels wrong to call it that) and my friends and boyfriend are awesome. And I bought a new shirt yesterday! It’s pretty.
My hand looks ridiculously big but that’s just the angle… I think.
Anyhow. Good night. <3
I ended up with a stocky guardswoman (?) and a sassy slender guy.
I don’t really know why she is barefoot, but I really like drawing feet for some reason.
Also, the Swedish soundtrack of Jesus Christ Superstar is great to listen to while drawing. Something to do with the pace of it. And Judas.
I just knew you were dying to know what I’m doing in the evenings nowadays.