I was watching my favorite TV show, Game of Thrones, when I was intrigued with the face of the actress Sophie Turner who plays the character Sansa Stark. I took a screen capture with computer and knew that I had found my next portrait. This was going to be a challenge for me since it was the first time trying to do a portrait of this kind in color. The finished dimensions are 40 X 30 inches. I lost count of the number of canes that I made for this but I'd guess around 50, not counting the gray toned background tiles which were left over from my son's portrait. I'd say at least 5 pounds of clay and many, many, many hours of labor.
Broke out the food process when face this this much clay to condition.
Some of the canes I created for this portrait.
All of the canes had to be reduced to the same 1/2 inch
Then the canes are sliced, baked and sorted.
Video of the process
I took the following pictures and posted to Facebook. There was much debate over who it was. The guesses ranged from Obama to Scarlett Johannsson. Gillian Anderson was a popular guess but her identity was revealed when someone suggested Sophie Turner. (it probably didn't hurt that the guesser knew I was a big fan)