Sunday, November 28, 2010

Reindeer WIP

I thought , for fun, to show you one of my animals in progress. In the first picture you can see the animal sculpted , waiting to be sanded to smooth the surface. I will confess, making the antlers are not my favorite thing....it is time consuming as each has a wire skeleton that needs to be just right. Keep in mind that the reindeer is 1" scale ,so it is very small . the antlers are thinner than the pictures show. They need the wire in order to make them sturdy.
The final deer is really nice and the antlers turned up like velvet as I wanted too.*grin*

I have been so very busy here at the farm but as soon as I can I will do more post and more pictures will come!
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your loved ones. We did! Thank you for stopping by. I am *very* Thankful for each of you that leaves me a note. It makes my day!!!(((smiles)))

11 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Magnificent! You do bring life to every piece.
Thank you so much for sharing your WIP..
Blessings to you and family,
Penny

Christel Hutson said...

oh Pat, you have outdone yourself once again dear heart! The reindeer are AWESOME!!! So real looking, and I see Santa peeking in on them too..what wonderful work you have done here. Amazing talent my friend, Love U Christel

Kathi said...

Your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing these photos. Your reindeer are perfect!
Love your playlist too. :D

The Old Maid said...

Fab reindeers!So real-like! Great great work Patricia!:)

Margot Ensink said...

Beautiful!! fierce antlers and soft noses waiting for a cuddle. I love the subtle coloring of the fur.
They look very realistic,i think Santa thinks that too..

lottasatomaa said...

Your mini animals are fabulous! Can´t believe my eyes...

Love, Lotte

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TITA! HERE I AM....I am so late here....but look what awaits anyone here who visits....the most magnificent reindeer I have ever seen. How you do it is way beyond my understanding!!!! THIS IS THE SEASON when everyone's creativity just bursts and you my dear, lead the way....much love to you as I run to get ready to get back into my classroom....Nita

H.K.Hollinstone studio said...

They're gorgeous!

Gonda's miniature said...

WOW! Wonderful rendeers, I love it.

contar said...

son perfectos me gusta mucho todo lo que hace
un abrazo

are perfect I love everything he does
a hug

Kel said...

Very pleased to see my reindeer there too!! Can't wait to have him home! Lots of love!