Sunday, 13 February 2011

Hare with Plasticene Legs

Hare with Plasticene Legs
Originally uploaded by Gantaeno
I make up plasticene versions of a lot of my creatures before I make my paper patterns... I have a plasticene leg, head and arm for this guy: here you can see the fake limbs underneath the fur body.

I'm trying to work out if they're out of proportion here? The leg will be a little more bent (I love armature!) on the finished hare, but I'm still not certain... opinions? For me personally I have the more problems with the are... I think it's the length of the fore arm...

I'm looking forward to doing the arms actually, as I'm going to put magnets in the paws so he can hold his medals and his uniform :D I kept meaning to do this with a sloth but always forgot before sewing the paws up: trust me, once you've finished a sloth paw the last thing you want to do is open it up again!

As you can see I also attached his finished ear (started the next one too!). It has an internal wire too, perfect for posing :) I recut the inner suede as it was a little puffy towards the ends still: now they're a much better fit.

Hare Face

He's a little sheepish!

More soon hopefully,

Chloe and the Lugly's xx


  1. The head is beautiful!
    I think, the lenght of the whole arm is okay, but I would shorten the upper arm and make the forearm longer. But just a little bit. Also, I would bent the leg more and fatten the tights to make it look more hare-like.
    I'm looking forward to see him finished soon!

  2. Thank you :D

    I definitely think the arm needs some changes made, you're right. The leg does have a fairly chunky thigh underneath the body, but I may widen it too if I can afford to: the mohair I'm using is in short supply!

    Hopefully I can finish him next weekend :D

    Thanks again for your input!

  3. wow, i di a imilar thing buidlign spapes with my reject carrier bags and selotape ... then cover with scrap fabric to make patterns ... looking forward to more blog from you xxx

  4. Sounds very similar Raggy Rat! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog, I'll have to keep designing so I know what to write about I think ;)