Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween art sculpture pendant!

Teehee...wanted to do something fun for Halloween, so decided to sculpt a hanging bat. The size is 3 1/2 inches wide. The first photo is on a window with a piece of paper to allow light through, but not the scenery, the second is against a solid background.

You can learn a lot about something from sculpting it. I never realized that the supports for the wings were actually 'finger bones' with the hooked one at the end the same as a thumb. I used sterling silver wire for this part. 
I also made this a bat girl, instead of a bat boy, because, whew, no mistaking the boys! 

I made this from opaque ivory, but I ran the wing material through a pasta machine several times to get it thin enough to drape and in the process it became quite translucent. There's a lot of curvature in the wing molding that doesn't really show up in the photos.

I really thought some part of this little guy would break before I got it done, but I just kept a steady soft hand, and now that I've got a good solid acrylic varnish on it, it's really quite solid.

Anyways, hope you enjoyed it...Happy Halloween and hope you all get loads of treats!



  1. I missed the last posts, I was cionfussed about your blogs and was still subscribed to the old one but finally got in track. I like a better this, btw, it's more friendly.

    That's a cool Halloween pendant, I'm sure a lot og Goth girls would pay an arm and a leg for it. Is it made with the bones or a Spanish burnt witch ;-)

    I wish you have a wonderful Halloween! What are you doing today?

  2. Sorry it was confusing! I want to know how you knew it was made with the bones of a Spanish burnt witch? Someone you left behind perhaps? :D

    Thanks for the Halloween card, I hope you are having a great Halloween too.

    I'm actually working on a Christmas gift for an artist friend of mine, we're exchanging gifts this year...I'm going to try and sneak it on the blog next week :)

    Have you had any spooky things(other than Crow Ows) show up for Halloween? I'll be keeping an eye on your blog to see :)


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