We're back in Montreal, and while it's always somewhat painful to leave Cape Breton and my family, it was also nice to get home. I've been feeling very lazy the past few days - I'm entering my 3rd trimester and they say you start to get tired again. Boo! It was so nice to feel like my old self again for the past few months, but it's only 3 more months and then the little person will arrive and then I suppose I'll get to know the true meaning of fatigue! But I have been working away on Octavia, and these pictures are actually about a week old - she much further along than this, so I'll post more recent pictures soon. Does this mean I can't keep up with myself? Not for long, I suspect... The evolution of a leg that then became this:
The hands started out as twisted wire (it doesn't need to be twisted, but I only had very thin wire so I made do - thicker wire would probably work better):
(I forgot to photograph the step where the wire is wrapped in bits of cotton with glue so that the clay adheres to the wire, so I'm hoping Mr. Yoshida wouldn't mind that I'm posting his photos of that step here.)
In the end, my hands ended up looking a lot less realistic than the ones the book, but I think that's just the way it goes with me - I don't think my BJD will end up looking nearly as anatomically correct, or with as accurate proportions of many of the best BJD makers such as Yoshida and Marina Bychkova. But then, I also hope that's what will set them apart and make them unique. So I press on, letting my freaky fingers flag fly...