I’m an illustrator and I recently took up clay sculpting, as a hobby. My daily job is really SEO consulting but I began my career working as an illustrator. It doesn’t pay much so I soon went back to consulting but I always really loved drawing and painting.
I have a small Twitter account, and as I reached 2500 followers I thought I’d make something special: a drawing with a hundred items. I let my followers choose the subject and otters came up. It took a few days for me to dive in the otters drawing and at first, I found it a bit hard to draw the same animal over and over. But after 10 otters or so I really liked it and found new ways to draw them. In a few days, I was done with the actual pencil drawing and I went on to paint them with watercolors.
Meanwhile, I was taking a pottery class in Montréal, Canada. I love clay sculpting but I was not good at making pots and mugs so one day, I said to my teacher: “sorry but, I’d like to try and make little animals, is it ok with you?” She agreed, as curious as I was to see the result.
And I immediately loved sculpting those little critters. I began with the otters, as I was super happy with my 100 otters painting. And after that, I couldn’t stop!
I’m now spending a few hours a week in my pottery workshop and I hope my small ceramic animals will find new homes soon!
More info: Etsy
At first I drew a hundred otters
Then I painted them
Then I sculpted them with clay
Isn’t she lovely ?
Clay otter figurine
Small otter figurine
Ceramic figurines two otters holding hands
Clay otters and animal figurines
And then I couldn’t stop sculpting animals!
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