Post by Ann @ frabjous fabrica on May 1, 2023 9:54:36 GMT
While on YouTube after watching the bicycle method of rolling wet felt just now, I came across THIS ONE which was fascinating, although I found it a bit odd that the armature was added almost last thing, though with the method used of creating the limbs separately it would probably have been more difficult to do with the armature already in. What does Jan think? I love the result though. I've been wanting to make a turtle since I saw these two on the Inspirations magazine's website; Jewel of the Sea and Stump work baby turtle, but I must finish my water sprite, which has been a UFO for many years now.
Thanks for the links. All of the turtles are inspiring. It does seem a bit strange to put the armature in at the last minute. I was wondering why it would even need an armature but it was mainly used for displaying the turtle body away from the base.
Wow, what a lot of work and skill. The finished turtle is amazing. I hope that was a temporary base. It really doesn't do the turtle justice.
You're right Ann, it needs to be a sea bed doesn't it. I'm really getting enthused about doing that, but I must finish my UFO water sprite first. I have to operate on him the way that Jan did on Mr Mer - his armature is not strong enough to support him properly; perhaps he could have a turtle as a pet!
The other way to do a turtle would be to do the body and shell separately. Then put the shell around the body and then felt together. I did one that way years ago. You would need to look them up to see how connected real ones are at the openings. Not sure if that would be easier or harder with blending.
I am with Ruth, I did not see the point of the armature on a turtle until it went on the display wood. I do not think that I would make the same choice, but of course it is an interesting idea if you wish to mount a shape such as that on a wood base for display. It has possibilities.