Saturday, March 28, 2009

A "tail" of two Henrys

I'm off on a road trip to see DD #1 at college today so I will leave you with some photos of my first attempts at sculpting dogs over a wire armature and then adding "fur." The first dog won 2nd place in American Miniaturist's Henry contest. He was modelled after the editor's own dog named Henry.
This second dog was sculpted as a Christmas swap gift for my friend, Tina, in the UK. She named him Henry in honor of my 2nd place win. He looks really good from the side but he has some issues when you look at him from the back. I think I need some more practice getting the balance right. LOL I'm very proud of how real his markings look, though.

7 comments:

MiniKat said...

Both Henrys are very handsome. You did an incredible job. :-)

Doreen said...

Hi De - I have an award for you over on my blog. Please come over and pick it up.

De said...

Thank you!

Meli said...

The dogs are absolutely perfect and so nice!!! My sister is trying to make her dogs, but it should not be easy!! Our ones are Spanish Water Dogs, and full or curls.
Congratulations for your works.
Meli

De said...

Thank you, Meli!

Jean Day said...

Love your dogs, happy tails.

De said...

Thanks!