Tuesday, October 30, 2012

sculpey character

I'm not sure what this character is supposed to be exactly but it was fun to make. I didn't have an idea for it when I started so it was fun to see how it turned out. I still have some smoothing out to do on the sculpey before I bake it but I don't think I'll be making any other changes. I'll probably post some pictures of the final one when I have time. This one seems like it should have a fun name to go along with it. I am thinking of naming him Pontius (Pons) LePink or maybe something like that because he seems french to me ...but I'm open to suggestions :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

more sculpey snowman Christmas ornaments

Here's a lineup of the snowmen I've completed so far. I have one more almost done- just need to make the hat and bake it then I'll post a picure. I made an etsy shop yesterday, so once I get enough items made I hope to make my very first sales! I'll start on making some other ornaments.. penguins, bears etc after I get 8-10 snowmen done.

some closeups...

Monday, October 22, 2012

sculpey snowman

I decided I would try to make sculpey Christmas ornaments again this year. I've had a list of personalized ornament ideas for friends and family but I never find time to make them. It's been almost 2 years since I've even picked up sculpey so this is definitely not my best work but here ya go :)

A bob marley inspired snowman for my little brother and the other was just supposed to be my practice snowman to warm up with but it was inspired by my niece. I didn't spend a lot of time smoothing these out so you can tell there are some areas that still needed some work. I should have waited til the kids were in bed to start work on these because there were several times they were pulling on me or hitting my chair...a shakey hand is not so great when trying to do sculpey!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

text vectorized

This is the text from earlier- it has some rough edges since I didn't spend any time cleaning it up before turning it to vector but I kind of like the feel of it

text close up


I'm on a hand lettering practice kick :)

More hand lettering practice

It took forever to get my one year old to sleep tonight, hence the go to sleep text :) more practice and more detail this time. I messed up in several places so next time I'll try to plan it out better.

Also another theme song featured practice lettering - can you tell I've had theme songs stuck in my head all weekend? :) I haven't watched three's company or full house in years so not sure why those popped in my mind. I want to vectorize this one and fix some things on it so look for that post soon...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

halloween text

I made this yesterday after I had been staring at my computer for way too long trying to figure out what I should work on next...I figured I might as well be busy creating something, anything so I made some halloween text.


This is a little character I did in Illustrator last night. It didn't come out exactly how I wanted but I decided not to spend anymore time on it since it's just practice.

Friday, October 5, 2012

sketchbook practice lettering

 I have not been doing hand lettering very long at all so I'm trying to practice when I can. These leave much to be desired but hopefully I only get better from here. I need to check out some tutorials/videos on how the pro's do it.