Working today brought a surprise. As I was carving Flo's head today it struck me for some reason that she should have a pony tail. No idea why, but now she has one.
Flo's hair was detailed by wood burning. It is a fast and easy way to give texture to characters hair. I think it adds interest to the character's look. You can see the wood burning in the photo below before paint is applied. You can also see the faint line where the top of her head was removed to insert the eye movement mechanism. It will should all but disappear when painted.
In the photo below Flo sits beside Bones, both in different stages of completion. Bones seem to be eyeing his new neighbour rather suspiciously! Maybe it is her lack of eyeballs that freaks him out. Who knows what skeletons think.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.