Friday, February 8, 2013

A good impression

This face was a happy accident.

Face in Paperclay 2-8-13

I was goofing around, searching for an idea, squishing a kneaded eraser in one hand and holding a plastic Princess Leia figure in the other. I smushed Leia's face into the eraser, and it made a pretty good impression. Curious, I swapped out the eraser for a blob of Paperclay and smushed Leia's face into that. It made an even better impression.

Then I shot a few frames and the light and shadows played this wonderful little trick. What was, in reality, a hollow, face-shaped indentation appeared to bulge in 3D from the surface of the clay in a most ethereal, lunar, planetary way.

I want to go to this planet.