Well, he's finally done and listed. He took weeks to complete, and I loved every minute of it. Here's the finished Steampunk Pirate Cat.
I added feathers to both sides of the wings and baked them separately. I sculpted a harness onto the cat and pressed the center of the baked wings into the unbaked clay on the back of the harness so I would have a prefect fit when gluing the pieces together.
I gave him a watch that allows him to travel through time, and after everything was baked I decided he needed some kind of stolen treasure. So I strung together some very pretty crystals and jewelry findings to create the Time Crystal, which will make this pirate more powerful and harder to catch than ever. I also glued a vintage pirate cap gun into his right paw.
I made an eye patch out of clay and fastened a gear to the center of it, then dusted it with silver Pearl Ex powder. It sort of makes me think of the Borg on Star Trek, and it absolutely makes me think of Calcifer. That's his blind eye and it sometimes looks silvery like that.
This piece turned out better than I could have hoped, and sharing it's creation with all of you has been a wonderful experience. Thank you for following his progress and supporting me along the way!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters