Sunday, February 28, 2010

Minstrel Life

Hello! I thought I'd post a pic of a new piece I'm working on in anticipation of hopefully attending the MFCA show in May. It's a 54mm figure from Nocturna. I've decided to set him in a little Renaissance/fantasy environment that I hope will suit the mood of the figure. I plan to add a curtain to the backdrop and to paint in a renaissance inspired woodland piece visible through the curtain. It will be a bit of a departure from my usual, which is why I'm so excited about it. I think I'll sculpt some birds and other details in there as well. Check back for some more updates as he develops. The back drop is being made from sheet plastic. The kit comes with the small stone wall section he's leaning on, but I don't know if that will make it into the final version. I removed his lute from his left hand and will rebuild the neck. I have plans for what will be in his left hand. Something I hope will bring a smile to the viewer. I'm thinking the lute will make a nice addition to the backdrop along with some flowers and other details. Thanks for stopping in. Good to be doing something more creative again.

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