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Foo-mom

The female foo dog! She is pretty much finished! Marco, our mold maker, will now begin the production-mold making process. This takes a little while, it involves both replicating many rubber molds from the finished “master” , and creating precise rigid “carriers” to support the production molds when they are filled with liquid gypsum.

Sit. Good dog.
I should add that the painted foo-dog is sloppy looking because I painted her in about fifteen minutes. Yours will look so much nicer!!

31 Responses to Foo-mom

  1. WolfenMachine July 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    OMG SHES AWESOME!!! I love the coloring on this black rainbow one as well as the unfinished “ivory” looking one. Im so excited about a new “production” {omg really!?} sculpt!!

  2. Pam Thompson July 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    [quote=WolfenMachine]OMG SHES AWESOME!!! I love the coloring on this black rainbow one as well as the unfinished “ivory” looking one. Im so excited about a new “production” {omg really!?} sculpt!![/quote]

    These will be PYO’s. She means production mold as in, the molds we will use to produce them 🙂

  3. Serenity July 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    New PYO’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! *back flips*

    I love her, and its mainly because she doesn’t look like a dog but a big cat. (DON’T CHANGE A THING!)

  4. Starhorse July 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Oooh! I’ve been wanting to try out a super-super-aged ivory look on a PYO, she’ll be perfect! I like how leonine she looks 🙂

  5. opal dragon July 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    *faint*

    Absolutely beautiful! Cant wait, are they waiting to release the babies with the mommas or are the babies going to hit the store first?

  6. briteblades July 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Wow, you have outdone yourself yet again, Melody! She is INCREDIBLE!!! She will be perfect to paint in the gold/white scheme to match my shih tzus!!
    My Wicket thinks the resemblance is uncanny! 😉
    Photobucket

  7. Adaneth July 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Wow! Love the tail and the stylized nape and spine area–fantastic!

  8. Sirithiliel July 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Wow I really like her! I might have to get one down the road!

  9. fatalbeauty July 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    ooooooo! I love her! I love that tail!

  10. Sasha July 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Love her ! I love the tail and I might just have her done in antiqued or ivory with orange eyes . Simple but beautiful the way she looks unpainted .

  11. Matryoshka July 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Very excited to buy one of these. She looks amazing! Can’t wait to see how Foo-Dad looks too 🙂

  12. drag0nfeathers July 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    OMG!!! SO AMAZING!!!! I LOVE her tail and she even has a feminine foo face! Perfection!

  13. Puffpastryofdoom July 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    :jawdrop: She’s STUNNING!!! Melody, you seriously never cease to amaze us with everything you do! The amount of detail on her is incredible!

  14. Melody July 19, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    [quote=opal dragon]

    *faint*

    Absolutely beautiful! Cant wait, are they waiting to release the babies with the mommas or are the babies going to hit the store first?[/quote]
    Hahaha! your cat pic cracked me up!
    The babies will be sold first . We are just waiting for the stamps for the bottom(too small for an inset logo like other pyos)and the pads to be made.

  15. Melody July 19, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    [quote=WolfenMachine]OMG SHES AWESOME!!! I love the coloring on this black rainbow one as well as the unfinished “ivory” looking one. Im so excited about a new “production” {omg really!?} sculpt!![/quote]
    She is going to be a pyo

  16. dragonmedley July 19, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    I really, really like this lady! Can’t wait to paint her!!!

  17. Jennifer July 19, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Melody– in the bottom photos, is the mother foo-dog painted or is she simply “dipped” in tinted water?

  18. Laurie July 19, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    [quote=Jennifer]Melody– in the bottom photos, is the mother foo-dog painted or is she simply “dipped” in tinted water?[/quote]

    Yeah, what she asked. I love the ivory. 😉

  19. Melody July 19, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    [quote=Laurie][quote=Jennifer]Melody– in the bottom photos, is the mother foo-dog painted or is she simply “dipped” in tinted water?[/quote]

    Yeah, what she asked. I love the ivory. ;)[/quote]This dog was painted with strong tea with a brush.

  20. Melody July 19, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    [quote=Jennifer]Melody– in the bottom photos, is the mother foo-dog painted or is she simply “dipped” in tinted water?[/quote]She was painted with a brush, with repeated brushings. Dipping doesn’t always give consistent results, the piece sometimes comes out blotchy.

  21. Zelda July 19, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    Lovely! She looks like she’d bite your hand if you tried to pet her – and I love it! Regal and ferocious all at once. I think the tail is my favorite part actually, but the facial expression is perfect too. I’ll be dreaming up a color scheme for when these hit the store 🙂

  22. Sikek July 19, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    This sure exceeded my expectations by a tenfold!
    Certainly makes the list of my top favourite sculpts 🙂
    Very exciting!

  23. sneezedragon July 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Ooh, I’ve always loved foo dogs. Eagerly waiting for these to be released! (Who let the foo dogs out?)

  24. Barrdwing July 20, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    WAAAH! She’s absolutely beautiful! :bigsmile: I am really looking forward to seeing these become available–just look at all of that detail. That snarl! Those ears! That sweeping tail! It’s great that we can look forward to an entire family grouping of these wonderful characters. I’ll spend the rest of the year daydreaming about where they could best be displayed. 😉

  25. Skylover July 20, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    She is so awesome!!! It’s amazing how you’ve managed to incorporate all of the ornamentation and still keep her so life-like! This piece is like a dream come true. I can’t wait until she’s released in the store!

  26. Ikiyouyou July 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    I can’t wait to buy several of her! I love her so much! 😀

  27. pegasi1978 July 22, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    I love the tea-stained version. Looks like it’s made of bone china.

  28. Joliesdragons July 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Love the “ivory” one! I’m more excited about the foos than I thought I’d be–a tribute to your skills, Melody!

  29. Sirithiliel August 3, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    I am curious…what size of eyes does she take? =)

  30. luvdawurld August 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    I really like what she looks like in the antique white….

  31. naroo11 August 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Been hoping you would make a foo dog…now I got my wish. 🙂

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