Hello everyone, I thought I'd share this little maquette from 2011 with you. I've been a self-employed artist here in the UK for the last 16 years or so, but it's only in the last couple of years that I've been concentrating on sculpted stuff. This was my second attempt at making something from Sculpey (which I love, although I know it's not everyone's cup of tea) for my eldest son, who was 4 at the time, and also as a bit of a portfolio piece to try and drum up some work. I was pretty pleased with him, though there's things I'd do differently if I was to make it again...
I ended up sculpting the life-sized New Zealand Long Finned Eel for the promotional material for the Discovery Channel's "River Monsters" programme off the back of this, so he worked out well for me! He's about 8 inches long or so; at the moment, he's mounted on a wooden plaque like a hunting trophy in my kids' bedroom. Hope you like him- any comments, queries, criticisms gratefully received.