Monday, March 7, 2011


Last week I completed one of the individual projects I have going at the same time as working on the "deadly sins" project. It was a lovely feeling to finally complete a piece after so much preliminary work on a range of other things. This little guy is Wilbur, and I like to think of him as a gentle soul, contemplating one of the tiniest miracles of life.
He has been sculpted in polymer clay on a wire armature and painted in my usual way with acrylic paints. The photo at the bottom with magenta skin is the undercoat color I use for almost all of my skin tones.
The tree-trunk base that he is sitting on is also sculpted from polymer clay, as are the 'fly agaric' toadstools. The dried fungus and snail shells are real. All of the fabrics and fibers used for Wilbur's costume have been hand-dyed and are completely hand-sewn. His shoes and his back-pack are sculpted and painted by hand.
So, now it's on to the next one....quite different in theme, but should also be challenging and fun. WIP pictures as soon as I can.
Till next time.


  1. Wilbur is positively STUNNING!! Your talent is immense.

  2. Incredible work! I am amazed.

  3. He is utterly adorable! The detail is astonishing x

  4. There is so much work in each of your figures. I love seeing the WIP and how you arrive at that wonderful amazing finished piece. Your painting technique brings them to life and they look as if they are breathing...I am a fan, can you tell??

  5. I love his warty nose and snail, magnificent Lorell!!!!

  6. Lorell, I just had to pop in here and tell you how much I truly loved this Wilbur of yours. He is a gentle soul and I think he is FABULOUS. Everything about him is truly magical and awe inspiring. You really bring the fairytale to life....that is what I love about your work. Original and Magical. Love it! Hugs, Lori

  7. Wow, great face with beautiful details.
    I love your style.