Saturday, April 16, 2011
A Blade of Grass
I worked many hours on making balloons for around his waist as I'm sure he can't fly quite as well as he used to but the miniature glass Christmas bulbs I used as their bases, under hand-painted cellophane silk, had a too wide an opening and it *just* missed looking like balloons I think. Although as I typed that I realized I should try lowering the knot and see...
These are more Party scene extras. The top guy with the crooked antennae is wearing purple pants with an Elvis-like white belt and gold belt buckle made from the head of a sequin pin to offset his yellow pollen shoes. Schnazzy.
The middle guy is blind in the eyes but sees well through the bulbs on his antennae. I like the texture the yellow flocking gives his body and the gentle iridescence on his wings from a paint that has been discontinued by Nova Color :(
The bottom guy on the left is just a small translucent and pink with polka dot fuzzy wings dude. And that's "Buck" on the right. He's super small and yet has such a fun personality! The droopy eyes and protruding front teeth! And sassy pollen clump shoes!
Having way too much fun making these.