So I'm embarking on a new project. A BIG new project. About a month ago I woke up and said "I've got to make a big toy! And I'll pose him all over town! And..." I kind of wouldn't shut up about it, ask my coworkers.
I know that big toys have been made in the past (see this 8 foot teddy bear which kind of gives me nightmares... and of course the big pink bunny that is utterly remarkable), but I'm excited to see what one of my toys will look like in a larger scale. I'm going to make him about 4 feet tall. I'm 5'3", so he'll come up to my armpit, I think. He's not going to look like the guy in the illustration above, by the way, at least color-wise.
Since this project is going to take a while - I've calculated that it will be the equivalent of two hand-knitted adult-size sweaters - I figured I would do the unthinkable (for me): post images of the toy in progress. I'm starting him this week, as I've just finished up some projects, and hopefully in a week or so I'll have a head or arm to present. Perhaps.
I also want to solicit advice - anyone out there familiar with building large-scale wire armatures for sculpture? I want to be able to pose the toy, or at least stabilize him for photo-taking purposes, so if you have any experience in this field, please email me (jess[at]jesshutch[dot]com). Thanks!