I’ve just put the finishing touches on my custom droplet for the series 2 Launch party on the 6th February, if you’re in the Bristol area you should come down and check it out! The Droplet toy itself is very simple so it has a lot of scope for customising and I had a lot of fun making this little guy. I’ve seen a few sneaky pictures of how they’re doing up the gallery on Gav’s twitter, I’m really looking forward to meeting all the other artists and seeing how they’ve customised their Droplets.
He stands on his own and for the show he’ll be sitting on a mirror so you can see all the detail underneath. It took forever to sculpt all the suckers so i want to show them off! The tentacles have a wire armature inside and were sculpted in polymer clay over the top. See his progress here and here
Some close ups of the tentacles and suckers. You can just make out the blue/pink pearlescent powder in the lacquer.
For size reference, this is how big he is. I’m feeling quite sad ow that i have to pack him in a box for his adventure to Bristol, but i’m sure he’ll have lots of fun with the other Droplets :)