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2004 Holiday Marathon

Christmas Day - Log 4 - Doing the face, doing the face again, doing the face a third time.

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Fearless Leader: Fourth Log, 10 minute break, start of
face sculpting female...
stargazer_sbpcg: k
alix: test
Fearless Leader: back
Fearless Leader: got the chicken in the oven
Fearless Leader: roll call please, see who's back from
Fearless Leader: NoraJean, San Francisco
esther_reeves: Esther,Coventry, England
meplus5kids: Jean in New Orleans
stargazer_sbpcg: Jean, South San Francisco
Rossija: Mary, Ohio
dragonladyw2001: Beth, Tampa (sorry, I was feeding the
Fearless Leader: Just waiting for folks to come back
from break. No worries
Fearless Leader: Esther, what is Boxing Day, Dec 26th?

esther_reeves: yes
esther_reeves: tomorrow
Fearless Leader: what is the significance of Boxing
Fearless Leader: As a Yank I have no idea.
esther_reeves: it was a day off for servants.. there
was boxing and other entertainments
esther_reeves: it is always a public holiday here
Fearless Leader: So there is boxing involved? LOL I
didn't know if the box referred to presents.
alix: Esther ... Do you any particulars on the new Dr.
who production?
esther_reeves: it's possible it did as well but
certianly boxing was a tradional entertainment then
esther_reeves: Dr Who.. not really just rumours that
there is going to be one.
Fearless Leader: Ok, I'll start on this female face.
I'll be using the face grid and the "V"s as my guide
where to mound the clay. I don't add clay to make
features. I make the indentations at the "V" places
and move the clay over to mound for the features.
dragonladyw2001: Do you know who will play the Doctor?
esther_reeves: no, sorry
alix: Release I saw only named writer-director ,,
can't remember that, sorry
alix: NJ, when you getback to keyboard, what size clay
Fearless Leader: 6, 2, 0, depending on what amount of
clay is being nudge about
pennyi ( joined the room
Fearless Leader: Merry Christmas Penny
Fearless Leader: sculpting a female face, God Willing
pennyi: merry christmas
pennyi: i am watching
pasadena_cal: Hi Penny
pennyi: hi cal hows the claying going
pasadena_cal: OK getting some of these pointy tools
pennyi: lucky
pennyi: NJ does fab things with hers :)
pasadena_cal: I am learning what, where, how and all
that stuff.
pasadena_cal: She makes it look soooo easy. Probably
only a few hundred mistakes!!!
pennyi: i know
pennyi: i have never learned to sculpt. I have
basically just got down the bulleyes cane, and lace
Fearless Leader: now for the mouth. We made
indentations to the side of the mouth and mounded clay
for the lips. We made indentations for between the
lower lip and the chin, mounding clay for the lips and
the chin. There's the "moustash" move where we formed
the lips between the bottom of the nose and the start
of the upper lips. If you prepare it that way, making
mouths are easy. Now I'll put the indentation under
the nose at the center of the upper lip and do the lip
Fearless Leader: let me know when you're ready
meplus5kids: Go
alix: I have just finished purchase of starting
materials, and have a koi pond project due, finished,
by end of January as part of a miniature gardenproject
... don't feel bad LOL
connie_flying: beautiful mouth
meplus5kids: Definitely tiem to buy some tools
Fearless Leader: now the nose is a triangle. after the
mouth we can poke in some nostrils. poke in a pull to
the side a bit.
miss_meme_30: looks like he is waiting for his kiss
Fearless Leader: now let's smooth the mouth and nose
over and do it again for review
miss_meme_30: came back just in time!!!
meplus5kids: The smoothing over I've got down pat
miss_meme_30: me too
dragonladyw2001: Hey, Meme!
miss_meme_30: lol
miss_meme_30: hiya beth
miss_meme_30: how is everyone today?
dragonladyw2001: I nearly choked on my drink when she
smoothed over the face. Jeeze.
miss_meme_30: i need a white shaper
meplus5kids: Went outside on break to get something
out of the car, forgot how slippery ice can be
miss_meme_30: lol
miss_meme_30: u poor thing
pennyi: well at least we got a white christmas
meplus5kids: Just a wet rearend, no damage except to
the grass
Rossija: Hi Missy!
meplus5kids: We have a semi-white christmas. Started
snowing, then raining ice, snow again, some partial
sticking to the ground
miss_meme_30: hi mary!
miss_meme_30: lol
meplus5kids: Other than that, its just wet and cold
pennyi: we have 6 inches
pennyi: with ice under that lol
meplus5kids: Watch the ice (speaking from experience)
Rossija: Our 15 hasn't gone anywhere. Too cold today.
esther_reeves: its been white in many parts of England
but not here
pennyi: its 10 degrees here right now
meplus5kids: England will be my next European visit,
probably in about 15 years!!!
Rossija: Where's here, Penny?
pennyi: Michigan
meplus5kids: Mom lives in Wisconsin, said its too cold
to snow but they got plenty of ice!!
pennyi: yeah we havent gotten any snow the past two
days but its been bitter here as well
pennyi: granted to cold to snow
alix: Just took my first peek outside of the day ...
same old sidewalk, grass, ratty apt. bldg shrubs ...
bah humbug
pennyi: i want a big snowstorm. the other one didnt
reach us
pennyi: i love to plow snow since i have an electric
start snow plow
pennyi: LOL
meplus5kids: If we get a big snowstorm here, I'll be
working until it's over. They shut part of the
interstate system down already
alix: I want my clay to get here LOL
pennyi: its an oldie but a goodie
Rossija: LOL. Just keep it north of Ohio, OK? We have
enough down here.
pennyi: i know you guys kept all the snow LOL
Rossija: not by choice, though it is pretty. And, I
know my skier friends are celebrating!
dragonladyw2001: You know, NJ, I think I like this
face better. It's a happier face, more knowledgeable,
than the other.
connie_flying: very pretty NJ
Fearless Leader: and let's smooth it over and do it
miss_meme_30: i think so to
Fearless Leader: you got to get used to doing that for
your own practice
miss_meme_30: what????
Rossija: I think I'd prepare 4 or 5 heads & do their
faces, rather than smoothing & redoing.... That way I
could chart my progress.
meplus5kids left the room
miss_meme_30: me too
alix: I think maybe I'd better plan on a few
intermediate projects first LOL
Rossija: I need to pick a face to work toward first.
meplus5kids joined the room
Rossija: Watching NJ makes it seem like something I'm
almost ready to tackle.
meplus5kids: Okay, this makes the 4th time today I got
kicked out
Rossija: Was me yesterday....
Rossija: Though I was uploading photos to Epson @ the
same time as being in chat. On dail-up, not so good...
meplus5kids: I have DSL so it's easy to get back in,
just a pain. left the room
Fearless Leader: ok, so what did you discover with my
doing this a number of times?
miss_meme_30: that ur good at it?
miss_meme_30: just kiddin
miss_meme_30: lol
Fearless Leader: LOL
Fearless Leader: hardly
Rossija: takes practice
miss_meme_30: lots of practice!
alix: set priorities very carefully LOL
Fearless Leader: Which tricks did you discover with
this process?
meplus5kids: Well, I got the smothing over part down,
I need more tools and you make it look so easy
Rossija: if something doesn't turn out right, smooth
it out & start again
alix: move clay instead of trying to stick on features
meplus5kids: I think I got the mouth thing down now. I
tried with the layering of clay but the lips look
Fearless Leader: Alix gets the trick of it. Don't add
features or the faces look like Mr. Potato head
meplus5kids: The bottom lip always looks like it got
punched int he mouth
Fearless Leader: a flat surface with features stuck in
Fearless Leader: indent where you need indentations,
use the displaced clay to make mounds for your
features. That's the trick of it.
meplus5kids: Thanks NJ
stargazer_sbpcg: ahhh
Fearless Leader: roll the clay shaper over the mounds
to get their general shape and use the tip of the clay
shaper to get detail.
alix: my 10th grde geometry teacher! ... Ms Potato
meplus5kids: lol
miss_meme_30: what size did u use?
Fearless Leader: Start with making faces without
expression and then after you get that figured out
then move the muscles around to make smiles or frowns.
Fearless Leader: This is a Zero sized clayshaper
miss_meme_30: u also used the softer(white) one too!
miss_meme_30: i need the soft one...the only ones i
can find are the firm ones
meplus5kids: Gotta run for a while. Need to pick the
kiddies up from dad.
miss_meme_30: k
miss_meme_30: bye
miss_meme_30: have fun
esther_reeves: going to go now it's getting late here
miss_meme_30: nite esther
connie_flying: nite Esther
Fearless Leader: Merry Christmas Esther, thanks for
stopping by
esther_reeves: have a good time, can't pop in again as
we ae off to my mums in the morning
dragonladyw2001: NJ, thank you for all your help and
encouragement this evening. I think I'll head to the
studio and see if I can put what I've learned to use.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Fearless Leader: See you too Jean, watch out for that
esther_reeves: have fun all
Rossija: night, Esther
esther_reeves left the room
Fearless Leader: See you Beth.
dragonladyw2001 left the room
Fearless Leader: I'll be powering down to serve
Christmas Dinner myself. I'll stop back in later to
see if anyone is online.
Fearless Leader: I think we covered some good ground
connie_flying: Ok bye for now
connie_flying left the room
alix: I willbe .... got time for one quickie snake
alix: after dins, I ,mean
Fearless Leader: Ok, we'll do it after dinner, but
what I want you to do is check a link I'll get for
alix: OK TY
Fearless Leader:
Fearless Leader: take a look at the close ups of the
snake beads and then we'll discuss later. How's that?
Fearless Leader: They are easier than you might think.
alix: Have a nice dinner and thanks for everything :D
Fearless Leader: My pleasure.
miss_meme_30: will be here when ya get back nj
Fearless Leader: Merry Christmas everyone and if
you're on later I'll send you an invite.
Rossija: Enjoy dinner, NJ. Thanks for the demo!
stargazer_sbpcg: :)
miss_meme_30: enjoy ur dinner!
stargazer_sbpcg: yum-yum! (*)
Fearless Leader: ya, I got to get the rest made,
chicken's been roasting
miss_meme_30: lol
Fearless Leader: LOL, So I better get on it.
Fearless Leader: xoxox
alix: cul all ... Merry Christmas!!!

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