I took a few days off from the newspaper to catch up in my shop. (work for work!)
I got alot done but not as much as I wanted to. I think I saw daylight about 6 hours in the last 5 days!
I am finishing up some more orders and in between, I am making several stage figures. I have never made a casting. I always take a wooden hat rack head, cover it with tinfoil or saran wrap and make the initial head shape. After it dries, I start sculpting the face onto it.
I then cut the mouth, eyes and back of the head out so I can start assembling the inards.
It is a slow process. One of the reasons I don't make alot of them. I have started to sculpt out three faces which I can alter (my specialty) so I can cast them and make building them alot faster. Hey, everyone does it now. So much for uniqueness. Thats why i want to make them stck faces so I can do my magic and make them all unique.
Heres a couple of pictures of the slow process, and Mrs. Gepetto sculpting out a pixie.