The third and final teaser image for the return of Angry Carrot:
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Apropos of nothing, tonight I made a picture of Angry Carrot dipped in the colors of Pride. This, as with everything, makes him angry.
Others, however, may enjoy the Pride festivities around Vancouver, including the Pride Parade on Sunday, which attracted a staggering 600,000 people last year.
Do you ever get the urge to go back and finish some project you started years ago? I do from time to time but the reality is even if I decide to, I rarely complete a once-abandoned project, probably because I had a good reason for abandoning it.
A few years ago I began making a model of my cartoon character Angry Carrot out of plasticine. I only had green and orange plasticine, so I couldn’t do the black bits (face, arms, legs). Instead of going to a store to get the missing black, I just put what I had started in a cupboard and let it sit there for a couple of years.
Today I suddenly got it into my head to check the art supply store DeSerres while I was out. I figure if any place would have black plasticine, it would be an art store.
And lo, they did!
It was a brand they are not carrying anymore, so it was on clearance for, as you can see, $1.95. The clerk told me there would be no refunds or exchanges because of this. I’m thinking, “Dude, it’s modeling clay and it’s less than two dollars. Who would bring it back for a refund? Someone who thought it was licorice?” I then realized this is exactly what would happen, so I simply smiled politely at the clerk.
For reference, here is a panel from an Angry Carrot comic:
I realized a couple of things as I slapped on Angry Carrot’s limbs:
- He would fall down and not get up in real life. If real life featured man-sized sentient carrots with anger management issues, that is. As it was I had to insert a bit from a screwdriver and lean him against a wall to keep him from tipping over.
- I need a better workspace than the tiny spot I can clear next to my keyboard.
- I need better tools for the actual sculpting.
- I need better lighting.
- I need more practice! He’s not the right shape and his stalk is too small.
Still, for a ‘proof of concept’ it’s not too bad. It is recognizably Angry Carrot.
Scary perspective shot from below!
And one more from above:
It was fun exercising my fingers without using a keyboard for a change. I’ll probably start another model of Angry Carrot from scratch with some sculpting tools and a better workspace and see how that goes. My ultimate plan would be to use actual modeling clay, probably the self-drying kind as I don’t have a kiln handy.