Posted by on Nov 2, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off on Update on Bodyguard and Caroline and Grace

As I write this, Bodyguard is in the kiln at a toasty 1200 degrees.  

Here are some photos of her just before she went in.  She received more layers of underglazes, including many fine details here and there and some very stylish highlights in her hair.  Don’t worry, they won’t be so contrasty after firing.
The girl’s skin and tee shirt will be a little darker.

There are two shades of black on the dog’s body.  The result will be almost unnoticeable.
Caroline and Grace have received their first layer of underglazes.

I did not add her pupils–creepy, I know.  Her irises are a color I haven’t used before so I’m running a test tile in the kiln right now with Bodyguard.  If I don’t like it, I can glaze over it.

Caroline and Grace, side view.  Max and Gizmo are drying in the background.
Looking at photos of fawn chihuahuas, I glazed Grace’s nose dark brown instead of black.  Either color, or even more of a pinkish shade, would have been correct.  I love the curve of Grace’s body–she is really cuddling Caroline!