Assessing Cat's Eyes!
I am nearing completion of the skin for the Trojan Cat. There are only a few more pieces of planking to add along the joint line, and it will be on to varnish, miniature nail heads, and more varnish. Originally I was not going to put any eyes on the cat, choosing to leave the areas where the eyes would go as large blank planks. Questions started to arise as I worked on it and some thought the cat should have eyeballs, so I am evaluating options.
This photo shows eyeballs that are temporarily in place that would be golden yellow with a black vertical pupils in them, a close simulation of a real cat. I haven't painted them yet as I wanted to get used to the idea before I went any further. I just penciled in pupils for now! I have another set that are just two half spheres, stained to match the planks. I have to think like a mouse now and think what he might have chosen to do!
In the photo the top half has yet to be varnished and painted, while the bottom has been done. I think it is time to clear the kitchen counter.
1/27/2017 07:20:17 am
The eyes are the windows to the soul. I think it needs the eyes, however you decide to make them. Windows instead of eyes so the mice can see out might work...but could be too hard and distracting...you will come up with the perfect way as usual...have fun..
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