Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Fresh off the press and on newsstands right now is the historical 500th edition of MAD magazine! It's packed with hilarious stuff from so many legendary writers and artists. I am honored to be a part of it!
My assignment was to sculpt Octo-Mom (aka Nadya Suleman) and I wondered if I'd make it through the job without being sick. I thought I'd finally have some use for these little plastic babies I've had lying around for years but they weren't needed in the end. Instead, I sculpted little hands and feet out of Super Sculpey, then baked them and pressed them into the giant belly made from a ball of tinfoil covered with Sculpey. I layered thin sheets of Sculpey over the hands and feet to give the 'about to burst' look. I baked her and painted her with oils.
Thank you to the beautiful minds at MAD for another sick assignment!