After several weeks working on a couple of other projects, namely, carving a rather large slab (just over a meter tall) of stone (commissioned as a Birthday gift) and creating a handful of pictures for a recent exhibition - a group exhibition, including works by myself, my sister, mother, and also my father, Peter Brown, who passed away in 2005... I have picked up my Zahle Wax Carver no.5 and sat down to sculpt some more clay.
These pieces are heading off to a fine man in Canada.
To accompany his copy of the Mice and Mystics board game, this selection of sculpts will be being added to an already established collection.
It's certainly a satisfying task, making a fellow gamer's enjoyment of games even more enjoyable through your artwork.
Currently in transit; fingers crossed the bundle arrives in time for Christmas :)
In case any one is interested, here are a few snaps of the stone slab that buffed, scuffed and calloused my hands over a few weeks - the first stone carving I have attempted - I must say I quite enjoyed doing it, and may well try my hand at it again some time...
The Green Man.
The Rose of Yorkshire.
The stars are right.
Field of grass.
A shaggy Scottie.
Here also are are snaps of some of the pieces that were in the exhibition, including my RC:AotCI pieces...
Ruuuuuuuuun! It seems a fresh volcano has now appeared on our castaway's island; well actually, this one will soon be surfacing in the US ...so for now my castaways can sleep in peace (as peacefully anyway, as relentless stormy weather, hungry wild animals, voracious cannibals, and being on the edge of starvation will allow).
I've given this sculpt a sturdier looking crater with a bit more detail in the overall mountain than in my own one, and I must say I'm pretty pleased in how it turned out. Looks a lot more dangerous.
And yes, this is another piece I've made for the fabulous Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island board game by Ignacy Trzewiczek: the Volcano map-tile for the Volcano Island scenario.
Flights may be cancelled due to the extensive ash cloud.
Lava in the rear view mirror may be a lot closer than it appears!
Well, at least now our castaways will have fire :)
Not a hobbit in sight.
I'm not sure if doing a fly-over would be advisable.
Is that a lava flow ...or a giant orange flatworm? Either way, I'm outa here!
From this side it looks like something that could be found
in Monument Valley in more verdant times.
It seems the encroaching fiery doom has caused a deluge of wild animals to come pouring into our castaway's corral ... where they have been summarily skinned and their hides tanned. What luck! Huzzah!!!
More commissioned work: This time it's the Weapon marker, also for the Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island board game.
If that troublesome wild llama manages to hoof and gnaw its way through your sturdily constructed palisade, you might just like to have something pointy and or choppy at hand; that's where these come in. Have at ye!
Also displaying the unfortunate castaway who was ill equipped
when the last rapacious llama made an appearance!
Don't be distracted by the pretty flora, that llama will be on you
like white on rice.
More items you'd be best not to try hurdling.
By the expression on that skull,
it doesn't look like his demise was a pleasant one.
I think he was getting a bit long in the tooth anyway.