Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Native American Portrait with Jan Schoonover

Jan and I just finished up the latest project in the Sculptured Leather Art Lesson Series. Lesson #6 will be a Native American portrait. Jan decided that this picture looks really nice with the natural leather color, so there will be no coloring on this one. Jan's turned out really nice, as usual. I think mine would have turned out better if I'd have had a little more time to work on the detail. While we were waiting for putty to dry, Jan went over the the things he teaches in a hairing class. Tomorrow before I head back for home we're going to go over the steps for creating several different types of horns and antlers. The hair and horns lesson is one of the classes scheduled for the Dimensions in Leather conference coming up in Australia in July.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mountain Lion lesson now available

Lesson #4 in the Sculptured Leather Art Lesson Series with Jan Schoonover is now available for purchase from  the Badlands Leather Art website. In this lesson, Jan teaches all the steps to make a realistic,  3 dimensional portrait of a mountain lion. This ended up being the longest lesson so far but I didn't want to leave anything out. There are several   techniques used to create the different lengths of hair on the lion along with embossing, coloring, and finally, how to add whiskers.

I'll get to work on the next lesson (an eagle) soon and try to have it out before the end of the year.