I'm incredibly excited for this class! I did a lot of brainstorming and sketching today, and came up with an idea for a winged corgi sculpture. I've always loved corgis, and I also want to get more practice at sculpting wings. I'm also thinking of painting it with a fun and colorful coat pattern. I've always enjoyed the idea that corgis are connected with magic and fairies and such, so I think it would be fun to give it a more magical look. My original concept was a corgi with more bird-like wings:
However, while thinking of different and fun color patterns, I had the idea of combining the corgi with a butterfly, and came up with this design:
I think the butterfly wings will be an interesting challenge to sculpt and paint, and I plan to give the corgi a neat color pattern to match. The final pose I decided on will be balancing on one paw, and hopefully look something like this:
I'm hoping to get some practice with complex armature and posing, and also strengthen my animal sculpting skills in general. :)
I will try to keep this post updated as I go along!
Working on the armature today.
I'm not exactly sure how to go about making the butterfly wings. I created two sets of wires since butteflies have two wing sets, I just have to figure out how to go from there.