kicking it up a notch from my clay trees, I thought I’d try my hands on a bigger project using the same technique: a living, sentient tree aka the weirdwood.

Started out with a cardtube, cut out a face

Cut out the face to attach a plastic visir, then glued back the piece

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Made a hole under the base for the led candle.

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At this point I started laughing…look at this miserable wretch! I attached straightened paper clips for the branches with hotglue.

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“Kill meeeee!”

– No can do, hombre. You have a soul now.

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Now comes the fun part, air drying clay! I squeezed it on the bottom half first, used a tool to drag lines into it to simulate the bark. I let it dry over night and then continued with the top part.

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I covered the whole thing in pva glue and water mix to add strenght.

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Matt black coat.

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Brown drybrush, lighter brown highlight, and then lighter brown highlight in parts that stick out a bit.

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Voila! Stay tuned for scenic pics and backstory in my next post. I’m also brewing a Frostgrave scenario for it!

 

 

 

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