A few weeks ago my wife shared this article with me from the New York Times about how folks in Russia are just bored out of their minds, and to pass the time, are bringing famous works of art to life! You can check out the article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/25/world/europe/russia-Facebook-art-parodies.html
I loved this idea so much that I just wanted to give it a go. I’ve had a Clive Barker print of the concept cover for The Thief of Always for the longest time, and I figured, let’s use that for my inspiration.
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Things I Learned Along the Way
- Use sharp blades! I started using a dull Xacto knife and wow that just made the cuts rough and hard to glue together. Use a fresh blade and you’ll be on your way to better seams.
- Heat gun, not hair dryer. While you may have some luck with a hot hair dryer to help shape the foam, I was much more successful when using the heat gun. Also, don’t be afraid to be rough with the foam when forming it. Bend, squeeze and shape to your liking. Worst case, you reshape your mistakes!
Thanks for watching! See you on the… foam side…
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