And we’re back from winter break! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. For myself, I had a bit of the holiday blues, but that seems to have passed for now. I always underestimate how the holidays will hit, both in mood and in how time disappears, so it was not as productive as I had hoped. However, I did decide to set some time aside to make Cory a present. We had planned on not giving each other gifts, as time and finances are both a bit tight. However, after a particularly stressful and insomnia-stricken night, I decided that I’d make him a belated gift after all. Our friend Kenton rented the Borderlands Pre-Sequel for a weekend to play with us, and Cory had a lot of fun with the character of Claptrap. In fact, we’ve both become rather attached to the little robot. So I decided to make a sculpture of the unit for Cory to paint, since modeling is one of his hobbies.
It was a new challenge to try and sculpt a machine instead of something organic. All the lines and edges are hard, which I had a lot of difficulty with at first. I began doing partial baking, so that one side would become hard enough to handle so I could work on the other sides without messing up the previous ones. Eventually I added a base with a pin, realizing that there was no way I could balance it on a precarious single wheel. Overall, I think he turned out well!
Have you ever made a gift for a loved one? What was it?