skeleton experiment 1 – merman

Made by Joanne Bookmyer 

There were lots of skeleton decorations in the stores for Halloween this year. I thought it would be fun to try using the skeleton as a form. This was my first attempt. I’m calling it a failure – largely because I was envisioning a mermaid but this fellow’s overdeveloped chest just wouldn’t cooperate. You can see I started working on his face but … he’ll probably go into the good effort but try again pile.

Merman skeleton

1 thought on “skeleton experiment 1 – merman”

  1. Joanne, I’m so glad you tried this experiment, even if your first try didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to. I confess that I bought an artist’s figure armature years ago, and I’ve never used it because I couldn’t figure out how to make a sculpture with it without losing the expensive armature inside. I must have had it for ten years now, never used. Your skeletons are a much better idea for a cheapskate like me. 🙂


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