Don Carlton

don official disney pic

A student at Monsters University, he is a member of the Oozma Kappa fraternity. Director Dan Scanlon calls him a “mature student returning to college to follow a dream to study scaring”. He is a light purple octopus-like monster with balding hair and a moustache, two tentacled arms and he wears a green T-shirt and glasses.

Rhonda Boyd Stages

rhonda complete

Again I forgot to take photographs of the stages for Rhonda as she was fairly quick to do.

1. I started by colouring a large ball of white modelling chocolate pale pink using liquid food colouring. I then measured this against my other figures to see if the proportion would be right. From this I then separated it into three pieces. One piece for the main body, one piece for the two arms, one piece for spares and one piece to make her spikes from.

I rolled a large smooth ball from the piece for the main body. I then took a thin 4″ board to begin modelling on. I placed the ball on the board and with my fingers I began to carefully press and smooth down the edges until they touched the board. I then used a damp paintbrush to smooth the edges and make them even. Once this was done I chose where and front and back would be. Again with my fingers, I began to carefully press down on the back end to start to create her slug like shape. As I pressed I made sure that I kept the sides from becoming too wide by smoothing them with my palm. Once I was happy with the shape I smoothed and secured the edges along with any finger prints I’d made using a damp paintbrush. I then thinned and made her front slightly longer by smoothing and rolling between my two palms.

2. Using a Ball Tool I then created her eye socket. With a Dresden Tool I then marked a thin line for her mouth. She has thin lips pressed together with a slight pout. I then used the Dresden Tool to create a top and bottom lip by gently pressing up into and down into the line I had marked. Taking two tiny pieces from my spare modelling chocolate I rolled two balls. With one I cut it in half using a small palette knife – this was for the bottom lip. With the other I took a Dresden Tool and pressed it gently in one end to create a heart-like shape, I then cut off the bottom of the opposite side using a palette knife – this was for the top lip. I then attached both in position using edible glue before painting them using Plum Truffle Rainbow Dust mixed with Isopropyl Alcohol.

3. I then rolled a ball of white modelling chocolate for the eye. I wanted it to be slightly too big for the socket so as it slightly stood out from her body and would give her a rounded eyelid. I glued this into the eye socket. Taking a small piece of my spare pink coloured modelling chocolate I rolled a ball and gently flattened it – this was for the eye lid. Using a Cutting Wheel I then trimmed this to a half-moon shape and secured it to the top of the eye using glue. I then painted all the detail of the eye and her thick eyeliner using Rainbow Dusts mixed with alcohol. I then carefully drew a line over the top of her eye lid using a thin paintbrush and Black Magic Rainbow Dust straight from the pot. I blended this slightly so that it wasn’t a blunt line. Using Plum Truffle Rainbow Dust straight from the pot I then gave her some blush on her cheeks, and some shadowing on her eyelid and mouth.

4. From the modelling chocolate I’d put aside for the spikes I then shaped seven spikes, five of equal size and two slightly smaller ones. I did this by rolling thin sausages and then I rolled and thinned one end to create a spike. I gave them a slight bend and then left them to dry for an hour.

5. Whilst waiting for the spikes to dry I coloured some modelling chocolate dark grey (almost black) for her T-shirt. I kept a piece of this to one side to make her sleeves later on. I then rolled the larger piece out thinly with a Rolling Pin. I picked this up and placed it around her so I could see how long and how wide I need it to be. I then cut it to size using a cutting wheel. I lightly dabbed the body with glue before securing the the piece around her so as the joins where positioned at the back. I then blended these together until you could no longer see them using a damp paintbrush. I then hacked into both the bottom and top of the shirt using a small palette knife to give it the appearance of jagged ripped edges. I then tidied these up with a damp paintbrush. I then cut a small square of grey modelling chocolate for the patch on the front. I attached this with glue. This is stitched onto the shirt so I made a piping bag with a no.1 nozzle and piped lines of thread all the way around the patch. Once these were dry I painted the logo ‘HSS’ onto the patch using Snow Drift Rainbow Dust mixed with Isopropyl Alcohol.

6. I then secured the spikes I’d made earlier. I positioned three down the left side of her head with the last one being the smallest and four down the centre of her head with the last one being smaller. Before securing the last one I had to cut a hole to fit into the back of her T-shirt, I did this using a Dresden Tool. I then secured the spike into the hole with edible glue.

7. I then rolled two small sausages from the ball of modelling chocolate I’d left for the arms. I measured these to length by placing them at her sides. I then gently flattened these slightly. She has no hands or detail on her arms.

I then took the piece of grey modelling chocolate that I’d left over for sleeves. From this I rolled two small balls and then  rolled them out using a Rolling Pin. Using a Cutting Wheel I made them into Rectangles.  I then dabbed each one with glue before placing an arm on top of each one at one end. I then rolled the arms up into them to create sleeves. I trimmed off the excess using a Cutting Wheel then blended the two joins together using a damp paintbrush. I then dabbed the two sides of my figure with glue before securing each arm in place by gently pressing them against the sides.

8. Once everything was dry I gave the T-shirt some shadowing using Black Magic Rainbow Dust straight from the pot and I gave her skin and spikes shading and shadowing with Plum Truffle Rainbow Dust.

rhonda steve pic

Rosie Levin Stages

rosie levin process

1. I started by colouring a large ball of white modelling chocolate grey. I divided this into the main piece for her entire body, two pieces for her arms and a small piece for her tail. I then took a thin 4″ cake board. I rolled the piece for her body into a smooth ball. I then rolled one end into a slight sausage shape between my palms. I then gently flattened the ball part and kept smoothing in the edges with my palms. Again with my palms I then gently squeezed the bottom of the flattened ball shape to start to create her legs. Once I was happy with the length I then gently flattened the area for her legs and smoothed in the sides. I then held her against my board and with my fingers I pressed down on the ends of her legs to create a bend for her feet. I then emphasised the bend using a Dresden Tool. I then carefully worked around the bottom of her feet gently pushing the edges onto the board so as she was able to stand up. With a small palette knife I then cut the space out from in between her legs and then smoothed this with a damp paint brush.

With a Ball Tool I then create two eye sockets. I then rolled two small balls of white modelling chocolate for eyes and secured these with edible glue. With a No.1 piping nozzle I then created the texture of her skin. As she is so large I didn’t do under where I knew her T-shirt would be later.

She also has a cat-like tail. Unfortunately I forgot to take any photos of this. I took the piece that I’d left aside for her tail and rolled it into a smooth sausage and attached it with glue before blending in the joins with a Dresden Tool and damp paint brush.

2. I then painted the detail of her eyes, eyebrows and lips. Unlike the other characters her mouth is flat against her face and so doesn’t require any modelling.

3. I then rolled two thin sausages of white modelling chocolate for her horns. I thinned one end into a point and attached it with glue and blended in the joins with a Dresden Tool and damp paint brush. Once dry I painted them with Milk Chocolate Rainbow Dust mixed with Isopropyl Alcohol and then dusted on some shading with a slightly darker brown. I then took five tiny pieces of white modelling chocolate for the small spikes on top of her head. I rolled them into little balls and then slightly thinned one end into a small point. I attached these with glue and once dry I painted them brown like her horns. I then took three tiny pieces of white modelling chocolate for her earrings. She has two on one horn and one on the other. I rolled these into tiny sausages. I then dabbed the horns with glue, held each earring into position and then with a cocktail stick I carefully secured the ends of each one making a small hole in her horns to look like a piercing. Once they were dry I painted each one Silver. Then I lightly dusted a small amount of Black Magic Rainbow Dust on each one to give them some shadowing.

4. I then made a piping bag of Royal Icing with a No.2 nozzle and took a clear polythene bag. I then piped six pairs of glasses onto the bag (incase I needed spares) and left them to dry for a few hours.

5. Once the glasses had dried I carefully peeled each one off the bag and held them up to her face to see which one looked best. I then piped a small blob of Royal Icing in between her eyes and gently pressed the glasses on. Once these were dry and fixed in position I rolled two small sausages of white modelling chocolate for the arms. I dabbed both sides of the frames with glue and above her horns. I then secured each arm into place by carefully blending one end onto the frames and one end above each horn with a Dresden Tool. Once everything had dried I painted the glasses black with Black Magic Rainbow Dust. I then painted small White highlights onto the insides of the frames and on top of the arms.

6. I then coloured a piece of white modelling chocolate dark brown for her shirt. From this I put aside a small piece for her leather cuff and a small piece for the patch on the front of her shirt. I rolled out the main piece for her shirt thinly with a Rolling pin and then cut out a long Rectangle with a Cutting Wheel. I then held this up against her to measure for size and trimmed off any if needed. With a small pair of scissors I then cut into the top and bottom of the shirt to create ragged ripped edges. I then dabbed her body with glue. I placed the shirt around so that the joins were at the back. I blended these in till you could no longer see them using a Dresden Tool and a damp paint brush. With my Ball Tool I then created to large indents either side of the shirt for arm holes.

I then took the piece that I’d put to one side for the patch on the front. I rolled this out thinly and cut out a rectangle with a Cutting Wheel I then secured this on with glue. I then took some Royal Icing and brushed on thin stitches around the patch using a small paint brush. To finish it off I painted on the ‘HSS’ logo using Snow Drift Rainbow Dust.

7. With my Ball Tool I then created three small indents on the front of each foot to secure a toenail into. I then rolled six tiny balls of white modelling chocolate and dabbed the indents with glue. I then gently pressed each nail in. Once dry I painted them Black and then dusted them lightly with White to make them more Grey in colour and also to add highlights.

8. I then took the two pieces of Grey modelling chocolate that I’d put aside for her arms. I rolled these into two smooth sausages. I then shaped the wrist. I then slightly flattened one end of the arm with my fingers to create the shape for the hand. I used my fingers to gently smooth the ends and to make one side slightly smaller for the thumb. With a small pair of scissors I then cut in five fingers and smoothed the ends with my fingers. I then did the same with her arms as I did with her body and made the markings on her skin. I then took the piece of brown modelling chocolate that I’d left aside for her leather cuff and rolled it out with a Rolling Pin so as it was still quite thick. I then cut out a thing Rectangle with a Cutting Wheel. I dabbed one of her wrists with glue and wrapped the cuff around so as the joins were underneath her arm. I then blended these together. With a Dresden Tool I then made the markings around the cuff.I then took a tiny piece of white modelling chocolate, rolled it into a ball an attached it to the cuff for a stud. Once dry I painted it Silver. I then attached each arm so as they were crossed. I blended in the joins of the arms and the shirt with a Dresden Tool and damp paint brush.

To finish her off I gave her body some shading using Black Magic Rainbow Dust.

rosie levin finished rosie steve pic

 

Unfortunately as I was putting my characters into position on my board her glasses got knocked and broke. So I had to pipe some more. I decided to make them thinner so as you could see more of her face.

Sheri Squibbles Stages

scott's mum process

1. I started by colouring a ball of white modelling chocolate the same peachy pink skin colour as Scott Squibbles. From this I divided two small pieces for her arms and a small piece for spares and put them to one side. I then rolled my main piece for her body into a smooth ball. I then rolled this into a rounded cone shape to create her head. I then pinched the bottom of the ball on both sides to create two small legs. I then smoothed any creases or fingerprints out with a damp paintbrush.

I then took a thin 4″ cake board and held her against it. With my other hand I then gently pressed down on the front base of the legs to create a foot shape. I then emphasised the bend in her foot with a Dresden Tool. I then went around the base of her legs securing her to the board by carefully pushing down all  the edges to the board with my Dresden Tool and then smoothing them with a damp paintbrush.

With a Ball Tool I then created five eye sockets. I then rolled five small balls of white modelling chocolate, dabbed the sockets with edible glue and gently pressed a ball into each one for her eyes. I then marked out her mouth with a Dresden Tool and then carefully dug out the inside. I then smoothed this down with a damp paint brush. I then took two small pieces from my spare piece of coloured modelling chocolate. I rolled two small balls and lightly flattened them between my fingers. With a Cutting Wheel I then cut them into teardrop shapes. These were for her cheeks. I then lightly dabbed the sides of her smile with glue and then pressed the cheeks into place. With a damp paint brush I then blended in all the edges.

2. I then painted the inside of her mouth black using Black Magic Rainbow Dust mixed with Isopropyl alcohol. I then rolled a small ball of white modelling chocolate and flattened it between my fingers for her tongue. I cut it to size with a Cutting Wheel then dabbed the inside of her mouth with glue and placed the tongue inside. I used a Dresden Tool to secure down the edges and to mark a line down the middle. I then painted this Pink using Rose Rainbow Dust. I then made sixteen teeth by rolling tiny balls of white modelling chocolate, dabbing the top and bottom of her mouth with glue and picking them up and securing them individually with a cocktail stick.

I then took two tiny pieces of white modelling chocolate and rolled them into tiny, long, thin sausages for her lips. I then lined the top and bottom of her mouth with glue and placed each sausages into position. I carefully cut them to length once they were on with a small palette knife. With a Dresden Tool I then made an indent in the middle of her top lip to create a cupid’s bow. Once dry I painted these with Strawberry Rainbow Dust.

I then painted all the details of her eyes as well as lining them with black and giving her a stroke of pale blue eyeshadow above each one. I then painted on three eyebrows high up on her head as she always has an ecstatic expression. I then dusted some blush on her cheeks.

3. Next, I coloured some white modelling chocolate pale blue for her house coat. I put a piece from this aside for her collar and two pieces for her sleeves. I then rolled out the main piece thinly with a Rolling Pin. I picked it up and placed it around her to measure for size. With a Cutting Wheel I then cut out a Rectangle. I dabbed her body with glue and placed the Rectangle around her so as the joins where at the front. I slightly overlapped them to give the jacket an opening. With a Dresden Tool I then marked criss-cross patches all the way around her jacket. I then marked a line down the front opening. I then rolled five small balls of white modelling chocolate for buttons and glued these down the front. Once they’d had time to dry I made two holes in each one using a Cocktail stick. I then painted them with Strawberry Rainbow Dust. I then took the piece that I’d left aside for her collar. I rolled this into a thin sausage and then rolled it out with a Rolling Pin. I then placed this around the top of her jacket to measure for size. With a Cutting Wheel I then cut out the shape of the collar bringing the two ends to a point. I then dabbed the top of her jacket with glue and placed the collar in position. With my fingers I gently pressed the top of it down so as you couldn’t see the top of her jacket by her neck.

4. I made each roller individually by colouring three small amounts of white modelling chocolate different colours. (Pale Green, Purple and Pale Blue). I rolled four small fat sausages from each colour. I then carefully pushed a Ball Tool into the ends of each roller. I then coloured some white modelling chocolate Pale Yellow for her hair. For each roller I took a small piece of the Yellow modelling chocolate, rolled it into a small ball, flattened it between my fingers, glued it on top of the rolled and then repeatedly went over it with a Cutting Wheel to create the strands of hair. I then glued each roller on to her head individually. I then lightly dusted in between some of the strands of hair with Milk Chocolate Rainbow Dust and Cream Rainbow Dust  to create shadowing, highlights and different shades.

scotts mum roller scotts mum back of head

5. I then painted all the flowers onto her dress and dusted in between the patches with Navy Rainbow Dust.

6. I then took the two pieces that I’d put aside for her arms. I rolled each one into sausages, lightly flattened one end for her hand and then cut a thumb with a small palette knife.

I then took the two pieces that I’d put aside for her sleeves. I rolled each one out thinly and then cut them into Rectangles using a Cutting Wheel. I then dabbed the pieces with glue and placed each arm on top at one end and rolled  them  up into the sleeves. I trimmed off any excess with a small palette knife and blended in the joins with a damp paintbrush. With a palette knife I then cut the tops of the arms of at an angle so as they positioned and formed against her side perfectly. I dabbed her two sides with glue and then placed the arms in position so as it looked like they were clasped together. I positioned sponges underneath each one whilst they dried.

scott's mum complete squishy family steve pic

Babosa Gortega Stages

babosa goretega process

1. I started by colouring some white modelling chocolate pale blue. I then measured this against my other monsters for size. From this I then divided a piece for his main body,  two small pieces for his arms and a small piece for his tongue. Taking the main piece for his body, I rolled a Oval shape. I then took a thin 4 inch cake board and held the body in place. I then used my fingers to gently push the edges of the base of the body down to the board. I then used a damp paintbrush to smooth.

2. I then made his two eye sockets using a Ball Tool. With a Dresden Tool I then marked two eyebrows and gently pinched the top of each one with my finger tips. I then took two small pieces of white modelling chocolate and rolled them into two smooth balls for eyes. I then dabbed the eye sockets with Edible glue and secured the eyes inside. Next I marked out the shape of his mouth using a Dresden Tool. I then dug the inside out using a small palette knife. I then smoothed it down with a damp paintbrush. With my Dresden Tool I then carefully went around the edges of the mouth gently pushing upwards to create the impression of a top lip and downwards to create a bottom lip.

I then took the piece of blue modelling chocolate than I’d put aside for the tongue. I rolled this into a ball and lightly flattened it between my fingers. I dabbed the inside of the mouth with glue and placed the tongue inside. With a Dresden Tool I marked a line down the centre. I then painted the inside of his mouth black using Isopropyl Alcohol and Black Magic Rainbow Dust. I then shaded his tongue, lips, eyes, eyebrows and body with Navy Rainbow Dust.

I then took small pieces of white modelling chocolate to make his teeth. They are pointy teeth so I rolled a tiny ball and then used my fingers to roll one end into a thin point. I then dabbed the top and bottom of his mouth with glue and then secured the teeth into place using a cocktail stick.

3. I then painted the detail of his eyes using Rainbow Dust mixed with Isopropyl Alcohol. I then dusted the spots on his body with Rainforest Green.

4. I then took some White modelling chocolate and coloured it Yellow.  I divided into a piece for the main jacket, a piece for his hat and a piece for accessories such as his collar, cuffs and buttons. I then rolled out the piece for his main jacket thinly. I held this around the body to check the size. Using a Cutting Wheel I then cut a long Rectangle. I dabbed his body with glue and placed the jacket around in position. With a Dresden Tool I then made the markings on his jacket as well as two pockets either side.

I then divided the piece I’d left aside for his hat into a piece for the peak, a piece for the main part of the hat and a piece for the ball on top. I rolled a ball from the piece for the main part of his hat. I then carefully cut it in half with a palette knife. I secured it on to his head with glue. With a Dresden tool I then marked a trim along the bottom and two lines over the top of the hat to created a pattern. I then painted two of these White using Snow Drift Rainbow Dust. Next I took the piece I’d left aside for his peak. I flattened it between my fingers and then using a Cutting Wheel I cut out the shape of a peak. I then dabbed the front of the hat with glue and secured the peak on at an angle so as it was sticking up. I then took the piece for the ball on top and rolled a tiny ball then secured it into position with glue.

I then painted his pockets Orange using Edible Art Orangeade Dust.

5. I then took the piece I’d left aside for the the jacket accessories. From this I took a piece for his collar and the trim around the bottom of his jacket. I rolled both pieces into long thin sausages. I then gently flattened them against my work surface. I then ran a Stitching Wheel along them repeatedly to create the knitted effect. Using a Cutting Wheel I then cut them both into long thing Rectangles. I dabbed the top and the bottom of his jacket with glue and secured both trims into place. Once dry I painted to orange Stripes along the top and bottom of each one using Edible Art Orangeade. I then took a piece of White modelling chocolate to make the buttons and popper on his jacket. I rolled 9 tiny balls for each side. I attached them with glue. Along one side I used a Cocktail stick to insert a small hole in the centre of each popper. Once dry I painted the buttons Orange and the poppers Silver before painting the centre black.

I then painted the logo on the side of the jacket using Orangeade ‘Babosa 63’. Next I rolled two sausages from the pieces I’d left aside for his arms. I then took a piece of White modelling chocolate and divided into two for his sleeves. I rolled the two pieces out thinly and then cut them both into Rectangles using a Cutting Wheel. I dabbed them with glue and placed each arm on top and then rolled them up into the sleeve. I then blended in the joins with a damp paint brush and created two elbow creases on each one with a Dresden Tool. I then cut the top of each one off at an angle so as it would join against the side of his body perfectly.  I dabbed his sides with glue and put the arms into position (one directed upwards so as he was punching the air).

I then took the pieces of Yellow modelling chocolate that I’d left aside for his cuffs and like his collar I rolled them into long thin sausages before gently flattening them. I gave them the knitted effect and then cut them into Rectangles. I dabbed the end of each sleeve with glue and placed the cuffs around so as the join was at the back.

babosa complete babosa steve pic