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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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Lava Rock Cthulhu by BrittaM Lava Rock Cthulhu by BrittaM
And now here's the reason for the Cthulhu covered in salt I posted earlier [link]. I came across this tutorial some time ago [link] and thought it would work well for a Cthulhu idol. I did mine with my standard grey clay and painted it, rather than using black. I had planned on casting this guy but there are some things yet I want to iron out with the technique. The lava effect turned out decently but there were enough issues I wasn't totally pleased with. I'll be doing another and tweaking it a bit for casting.
He's a little guy, about 2 inches tall.
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CopperCentipede Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool effect with the texture. I especially like the simplicity of this one.
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:iconbrittam:
Simple figures are often more of a challenge than overly complex ones.
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CopperCentipede Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You made it minimal enough that it has a very genuine ancient art feel, and the faux finish gives it the right kind of age and visual interest to offset the simplicity. Super cool piece! Are you still going to be casting one like this?
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I am planning on doing another--initially I was going to cast this guy, but once I got him baked I noticed some distortion, especially along the straight lines of the base, from pressing salt on for the texture. So I figured I'd make another and be more mindful of that. Just haven't gotten to it yet.
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CopperCentipede Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that kind of thing happens when experimenting with new stuff. Can't wait to see the new and improved version. : )
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rachaelm5 Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's adorable - a pocket Cthulhu idol, so you don't need an alter and stone circle to make your daily blood sacrifice. Just knife and go! ;p

The texture is marvleous; it looks very authentic to me.
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:iconbrittam:
"Just knife and go," LOL. I'll have to put that in the tagline when I cast/sell these guys. After all, in today's busy, mobile world you don't always have time for the whole ritual!
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:iconjasonmckittrick:
This worked out really well! Nice job.
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:iconbrittam:
Thanks much!
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:iconnightserpent:
ahhh... it all makes sense now! I think you're on to a great idea. :)
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