_I’ve always considered myself as a creative person. Kind of. A little bit. Maybe. Or…maybe not. “Creativity” implies the creating of that which once wasn’t. To take ink to paper and create a idea which was not and would not be there without your creativity. Well…I suppose I do kind of do that. But I find myself, when I create things, just lifting other people’s ideas. Drawing characters created by other people. Editing images on computers and trying to put my own touch on them. It’s all really just editing. But is it a form of actual creativity, like Aretha Franklin covering Respect and making it her own? I’m not sure…but that’s all shit to answer on another day. This is about a pokemon I made out of clay, told more in pictures than words. Or that’s idea. I might end up plastering words all over the place.
_So…starting out, I opened up my craft drawer and got out my years old clay. As you might imagine…it wasn’t the most flexible thing ever.
_So online I went, looking for ways to soften my clay, because even though I have a bunch of clay in a craft drawer, I don’t know simple things like “How to soften hard, dry clay.” So, after a while, I found some a nice, easy way to soften my clay, involving a hot mug of water.
_Minutes later, I had…a small portion of softened clay, because you can’t soften large chunks of clay with this method. Oh well, many multiples of minutes later, I had a nice, big chunk of softened red clay. The next step…not using up all of my fucking red clay. Easily solvable dilemma.
_Obviously, an Electrode does not look like a tomato. He’s 9/20th tomato, 9/20th spherical garlic [works better than spherical egg because eggs aren’t veggies] and 1/10th mischievous grin. So…let’s take care of that extra 55% of tomato I’ve got on my hands.
_Many of the next steps weren’t documented, because…it was pretty much just more clay softening and rolling into a ball and what not. So…soften white clay, soften black clay, this happens…_And thus, a clay Electrode was born into this world. And whiteboard Electrode was pleased.