Fat Hippos #001-003

Fat Hippos #001-003

To be honest, hippopotami were not the first animal that sprang to mind when I started sculpting the Fat Animal Magnets for Christmas, but apparently they should have!

Somehow I had forgotten about the earworm I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, but thankfully my cousins hadn’t and it resulted in an impromptu singalong in their kitchen. I also have one pending request for a hippo in a Santa hat that I still need to sculpt…

I’m looking forward to make a bunch more of these, they are a lot more fun than I had expected and ideas for fantasy variations are creeping out of the workbench. *pats magnets fondly*

#001, #002 – Since these guys only come in one color in the real world, I was a bit limited in my color choices (alas). This was yet another animal that I had though was a solid color that turned out to need shading (like the Armadillo) so it was still fun to paint. They were painted in FolkArt (425 Medium Gray) and Craftsmart (Coral).

#003 – What better color for a hippo than a shaded pink with purple polka dots? How about metallic pink and purple! 😉 This little was painted in Apple Barrel (20591 Bright Magenta, 20535 Light Pink), FolkArt (654 Metallic Amethyst), and Craftsmart (Pink Blush Pearl, Metallic Rose).

Fat Hippos #001-003 – Work in Progress Fat Hippos – Sculpture and Resin Casts

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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