Opted to make her a sheer black lace dress that followed her body curves but looked like a comfortable night gown as you'll see. I had thrown these scraps of lace away three times as I rarely use lace in 1/2L (except for spider's webs). So this dress is made from the black half of spider's webs. I used straight pins to hold the painted and stiffened lace down while the glue dried. (The "crow in flight" over her bikini line appeared on its own from using random lace pieces. Nice!) Lower right, I finished off the hem with painted unraveled crochet pieces that I further shredded and stiffened with tons of matte medium. She's been through a long rough ride, you may recall from the story. You can even see the cut on her human calf starting to bleed a bit there.
Her crow half was slowly covered in black feathers, glued on in rows, over the shape built into the pupp. Our new kitten was thrilled that I had decided to bring out a big box full of feathers just for her to have fun with. How nice of me. Ahem. I had to box up the whole pupp and supplies each night to keep the marauder from damaging them. Lower left shows how I found the kitten inside that "secure" box one day! Oy.
One of my favorite things in All of Halfland is how I dirtied up the sole of her human foot with chalks, fixed with matte medium, to imitate the state mine are always in. I paid close attention to how the blackness collects depending on how the body weight lands. Tarn's human foot is always barefoot like my own and so having her's filthy too is very telling about creatures like us. Thrilled about this detail.
Her crow leg needed more texture to balance the human side's lace so I wound it tightly with steel wire then added another course of thick thread in between those for even more. Painted all black, it'll do (lower right). The thigh of the heavy crow leg was covered with a ring of fine feathers held in place until dry.
Next post will show how her crow wing was made. It was probably the easiest thing made in Halfland, yet takes my breath away. Can't wait to show you.
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