Back from a spell of gardening
After a little ‘time out’, I’ve taken a further look at the third figure for the roof – the young boy, and decided that the hands and feet I’d careful added or stuck back were not going to do it.
It would be good if the hands were to look as though they were able to hold onto something and the legs were able to bend at the knee. The hand business isn’t that important but whilst I’m causing havoc I might as well do those too.
For the legs, I just don’t have any that might do so, instead have added half a pipe cleaner folded in thirds to make the basics, bending it up at the foot in a bit of a spoon shape and gluing in place as best as I can. As the legs will have hose and shoes, I’m hoping to give it wadding shape under the stockings and firmness in the footwear and the legs shouldn’t buckle too much as he’s going to be crouched down. There’s no harm in hope.
The hands, however, I do have a delicate pair of. Perhaps too delicate but they are expressive, so they’ve been heartily glued in place too.
There are probably three possible postures/positions for this character:
- at the frontage roofing, leaning over peering down at the girl with the bucket of slops
- lying curled up on his back or side in one of the long valley gutters glugging a leather jack of booze
- actually helping out on one of the other slopes at the back of the house
Having tried out each, he’s decided to be a good little helper and is perched on the schoolroom back roof.
Apologies for the foggy photos for the last two. My excuse is that they’re taken at full arm stretch whilst standing on a ladder and still holding the third man in place. Meanwhile back to the gardening whilst the sunshine lasts 😉