The figurehead horse head

The figurehead horse head

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This is the basic shape of the horse’s head. A thin roll of clay accentuates the mouth.
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Some more rolls of clay for the eye and the middle part of the head.
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A small hole marks the eye’s pupil.
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Using a home-made tool to soften all edges.

galjon_15The head is a very important part of a figurehead. In these photos you can follow how I shape the head, step by step.

The eyes look a little bit weird, but if you look at the figurehead Prudence that I have as a model, you will understand.

The tool I use is made by polymer clay, The book “Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay” by Katherine Dewey gives you very good advice on how you can make your own tools.

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