Hard to believe it, but those are two pics of the same skull. Now, I have used resin in the past, but never on a project quite this big, and certainly not with pigment powders. But I quite like the marbled effect I managed to get out of my first time. And, hopefully, this is the first of many times.
Not having any manuscript acquisitions on my plate (from either Rooster/Strangehouse or Bizarro Pulp Press) gives me something I’ve been sorely lacking lately: time. I plan on spending a lot of time on personal projects, this year and next, and one of those projects is sculpture and mold making. I mean, I did just buy 4.5lbs of Monster Clay, and I fully intend on making something ghastly/gorgeous.
As a side note, I love that the spectrum of what one can make with Monster Clay begins at hideous bat-beast and ends with Abraham Lincoln.
What am I going to make first? Well, probably a gnarly skull, of course! They are a perennial favorite, after all, and make fine decorations. And, perhaps, a monster or two? It has been many, many years since I last sculpted anything, so I have no doubt there will be some learning curve to the whole process. But I look forward to the challenge. Once the sculpts are done in clay, I’ll be making silicone molds of them, so that I can recreate them in resin. I have plans, people, I have plans.
In the meantime, work on the hardcover edition of CHROMOPHOBIA is wrapping up. We have the interior files ready to go for a final read-thru, and then it’ll be time to order our physical proofs. These books will be out in the world before we know what happened!
I have a checklist of items specifically for CHROMOPHOBIA, and the deluxe edition of the book. This checklist sits next to my computer like an albatross. “Check my boxes,” it screams to me. And I am checking those boxes. Why, just today, these fabulous holo-foil stickers showed up in the mail. We haven’t even showed these off over at the Rooster site, yet!
And, these stickers are pretty great, no lie.
So, busy weekend ahead of me. Writing OCTOBER ANIMALS in the early hours and making art in the latter. Being away from social media has been bliss, FYI.
Thanks for reading, as always.