Lions :: Leões

Recently I had a request for a custom order which included making a pair of lion earrings. I had tried making lions in the past but the result was always far from I expected a lion to be. I thought of making them many times but it got postponed over and over because I was afraid of the result. So when I accepted this request I knew I had to try it again and get them right.

The research part was fun: looking at lion’s photos and videos, reading more about them, understanding their shape and colour. And when I got into clay it wasn’t as hard as I was expecting… there were a few trials but in the end they came out just as I had imagined them and I think my client is as happy as I am. What about you, do you like them?

Há pouco tempo recebi um pedido para uma encomenda que incluía um par de brincos em forma de leões. Eu já tinha experimentado fazer leões mas o resultado ficou sempre aquém das minhas expectativas. Pensei tentar novamente muitas vezes mas fui adiando com medo do resultado. Quando aceitei este pedido percebi que tinha que tentar novamente e fazê-los bem.

A parte da pesquisa foi divertida: ver muitas fotografias e vídeos de leões, ler sobre eles e perceber a sua forma e cores. Quando passei para a massa polimérica não foi tão difícil como achava que seria… houve algumas tentativas mas no final o resultado foi o que imaginei e acho que a minha cliente ficou tão contente como eu. E vocês, o que acham?

Lion earrings - working on models

The first mock-up for the earrings… the lioness came right at once!

My first attempt after the model: a lion that kept reminding me of a clown

My first attempt after the mock-up: a lion that kept reminding me of a clown

The lion and the lioness, finally looking as I had imagined them

The lion and the lioness, finally looking as I had imagined them

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