Plasticine is a type of modeling clay. It is used in the creation of clay animation to make characters. It is made out of calcium salts, aliphatic acids, an petroleum jelly. The consistency is a putty substance.
Plasticine Models by Karen Caldicott
Michael Jackson - in Plasticine - by born sculptor Karen Caldicott, who now lives in New York. Karen has also made eight inch high sculptures of Karl Lagerfeld, Mick Jagger, Hillary Clinton... read more after the break......
...and Apple boss Steve Jobs. Karen explains: "This Plasticine is the kind that is used in stop-motion/Claymation animation. The fact that it never really hardens makes it the perfect material to continually make adjustments, which art directors often ask me to do."
"Mostly these are commissions from magazines and newspapers. If I decide to make a head otherwise it's because I can really have fun with a certain subject, she says". Pictured: her sculpture of Mick Jagger
"I do not have a favourite sculpture as I become very fond of them all," she says. "I'm surrounded by them at home, they keep me company."
Various Plasticine sculpturesShe first sketches her subject before painstakingly building up the shoulders and head by adding small bits of Plasticine. Once she is happy with the features the bust is then painted in acrylic.
Hillary Clinton - with torn jacket
Samuel L Jackson