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My Darling Merman

conch shellThe merman prosthetic, or fishdick as I find myself calling it… The green was the first iteration. Every time I tried to clean up the details the sculpey just crumbled away. So I’ve gone to wax– that’s the blue. It’s been a learning process! You can’t push wax around with your thumbs like you can clay. On the other hand it can take hairline detail. So now I have to learn how to carve hairlines.

(No I am NOT going to call him Moby!)

 

The first two pics show how rough I was working at first– the one on my red-jeaned knees comes a little closer to my vision. I want the scales to shimmer in line with each other as the light hits the body. Mermen are sleek!

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