Hey guys, I haven't been sculpting for a while, but I have been doing other things to keep busy. I've wanted to get into sewing and making things for some time, and I had bought fabric and a sewing kit but never did too much with it.
With the help of my Grandmother, I've been learning to hand stitch instead of using the 50+ year old sewing machine she still has. It's an ordeal for me just to thread the thing, but it's pretty quick to her. I'm putting off getting a new machine for Xmas, since money's tight at the moment. However, when I'm set on doing something, I'll end up doing it whatever the most practical method at hand is. In this case, I've been using my hands to stitch up everything. Not the most practical, but it was the next best thing for me.
I decided to create one of the prawns from D9 since they grew on me throughout the movie. And little CJ was a big part of that. Plus, the mouth parts of the aliens freaked my Mom out, so it'll be fun to scare her with.
I tried first making a smaller version, but soon realized that it was quite difficult to work with something so small, especially given the odd body shape. So, this guy ended up being 35 inches long from head to toe. He won't stand on his own, but sits rather well in my desk chair.
I still need to add the mouth parts, and the exoskeleton armor. I plan to use gold satin that my Grandmother has to create the armor pieces. Not sure if I'll end up gluing on those pieces or sewing them on. Black pipe cleaners will be used for the antannae, and I've already ordered a set of eyes.
He's not quite perfect, but he has charm. I'm trying hard not to be too much of a perfectionist with this, otherwise I'd never finish.
I'll update again soon. ~Angela