This post could also be called "Kiss of the Spider Lady", or "Kiss of the Pregnant Spider Lady", as she's become known to my friends. Also, this is kind of like Flesh Friday, except I haven't done that in a while, so I figured it's worth posting early ^_^
Also: WARNING - NIPPLES!
Famous last words.
At the time, the model seemed pretty simple: some bare-boned legs, a sculpted body, some push rods all round. Easy peasy.
Now, months later, I've realized that I bit off more than I'd expected (particularly with the bits involving all those finicky bits of green wire), but I'm happy to say that I've now finished my FIRST EVER, 100% scratch-built model!
THAT feels pretty good.
The model involved a lot of whittling of plasticard, for the creature's clawed feet, as well as for its halo/crown of spikes.
...as well as the far more finicky sizing and cutting and bending of green floral wire than I'd like to think about, as well as a little magic to give the illusion that the green push rods extended, unbroken, through each of the legs/arms.
It also involved the scratch sculpting of breasts and a passably-human face, neither of which I'd ever done before.
And then, of course, I had to put all of that together:
In the end she didn't wind up as a carbon copy of the sketch that inspired her, but I'm happy with the end result, particularly since, as I noted, She's the first thing I've made, pretty much 100% from scratch. YAY.
Here's hoping her final owner will love her as much. One thing's for sure, though: he's actually going to paint her, which should be great to see when she's done.
Finally, here's an animation of a 360 tour of the final model. I created it through Google Photos, so I'm not sure if it's going to play nicely with every browser/device. Here's hoping it works:
...that is until I receive my next commission ;)
What do you folks think of her?