Lady Peppy, the ‘Downton Abbey’ version of my stepmother’s Shih Tzu, is finally done.
I wasn’t sure I’d finish her, but maybe I didn’t like the sculpt just because I don’t normally put animals in clothes. It just isn’t ‘me’ somehow. I love the idea, and there are some wonderful examples of that type of sculpture done by other artists. But it takes time to get used to the idea…
I did change Lady Peppy before I painted her – I got rid of the silly bow on her hat and fixed her eyebrows and muzzle. Let me know what you think after you watch the video.
Now that Lady Peppy is finished I may have to do a portrait like this of my yellow mutt, Charlie. But I’ll need to get a better photo of him, when he hasn’t been rolling in the snow. 🐶
It was so much fun trying to figure out how to paint Peppy that I ordered some new detail brushes. They aren’t here yet, but I hope to learn how to use them, (with some help from fellow YouTubers), before it’s time to paint the moose I’m currently working on. He’s going to be really big, so I probably can’t get away with just splashing on a coat of moose-colored paint. 🙂
Some helpful links”
- The first video about Lady Peppy
- The second video about Lady Peppy
- Magic Sculpt I used for the face and hat band (affiliate link) – It’s very similar to Apoxie Sculpt.
- I found a great video of an artist painting a black Labradoodle with a red muzzle. I don’t know how to use that style on a sculpted dog, but it’s still a great video. Click here to see it on YouTube.