The Strange Artworks of Emi Slade….

………………………………………………………………………Art News and Upcoming Exhibitions


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Picture Perfect Post (a gallery of recent works)

First, The finished and sold Were-Fox trophy mount… 😉 He received some trimmed black bear fur to top and finish off his ears and had some final adjustments made to his neck. I think he came out great and of course I got a TON of pics before I shipped him out.

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Some various sculpts of all shape and medium are popping up all over the studio (it IS spring!) and things look really packed in here. There are several taxidermy pieces growing and lots of psychedelic and sci-fi inspired squid monsters in progress too.

Here’s pics of some recent sculptures in the making-All sculptures ARE for sale. They are being completed in quick succession so any unsold work can be hauled to Kansas City in May for the magnificent “Spectrum Fantastic Arts Live” event!!! (I will cover more details  about this event in my upcoming post) 😉  Below are progress pics of a living coral reef creature and a 3:1 scale deep sea Gulper/Pelican Eel fish sculpt (and yes, it glows!)

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Almost there…..!!!

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Whew!!!
It took 4 layers of careful trimming and textural blending to fade the fox, skunk, and bear furs together!
For the chin I added some curled black bear fur with individual skunk tail hairs blended in for the salt-n-pepper look. After the bondo sets I’ll be able to attach the ear fur (also blended fox/bear) and paint the lower lip. A few spot checks, some last minute mount adjustments, and probably a few deep sighs of relief and this amazing specimen will be complete!!!


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More Updates on the Were-Fox head

It’s almost finished!!!

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Blending fox pelt with scrap skunk hide

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Next comes ears, lower jaw fur, and curling the whiskers!

Hard to believe this was just a lowly, tattered, discarded fox fur “scrap”; virtually EVERYTHING here has been sculpted to work around the damage and bring the face back-to-life. The nose, jaws, skull/head, eyes, tongue, and of course teeth were all sculpted with special polymer and epoxy clay then painted with acrylics …*whew*!

Here’s some humble beginning shots…

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