Friday, 28 March 2008
Revising Rising Fire (again) and wax modelling...
I've just finished making the goblet on the left for British Silver Week, and while I wax modelled the snakes it occurred to me that this has a lot in common with revising a novel.
You get the outline right, then change some major bits - for instance the snake necks where they meet the foot of the goblet, so as not to show the internal rod. Then there's a lot of smoothing, texturing, measuring and checking it looks good from all angles. Really very like revising Rising Fire.
I have no idea how long it will take in either case. I just go on until it’s done. Which can take ages.
There's another connexion too. I got the idea for the goblet from the design of Tor's dagger, that you can see on the book cover above.
(By the way, I do know the author does not design the book jacket - I did it for Youwriteon, where you can display a cover image).
Posted by Lexi at Friday, March 28, 2008