|The Key of Cthulhu peeking out from its mold.|
|Base right out of the cast.|
I mix various powders into the translucent cold cast resin, along with pigments at various levels of rotocasting. Also, ballast, to give that realistic hefty weight of either marble or bronze. Then, of course, the final patina. With the bronze, I use bronze metal powder in the cast with the pigments, then it's burnished, then a wash and dry patina added with final clear coat. With the marble, I mix various swirl colors to achieve the marbled look with the marble dust, then the final orange patina and clear coat. The base is a dry brush patina with clear coat. The small side tentacles are cast in silicone cylinder molds and solid cast, which are then keyed into the actual bust itself.
|Side tentacles, fresh out of their molds, unburnished.|
|Key of Cthulhu, faux Marble.|
|Key of Cthulhu, faux bronze.|