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Homemade Horrors - the beginning...

These are some terribly low quality pictures of the beginnings of a new project my artistic cohort and I are working on. They're called "Homemade Horrors" and they'll be debuting at the Square Foot Show (all artwork must fit within a square foot) in Toronto in August.

This is the first of three for the show, and his hands, head and feet aren't painted yet, but I wanted to put him together to get a feel for how he'll look.His body is hand sewn faux fur over a wood and wire armature, and his hands, head and feet are sculpted out of polymer clay.  He's somewhat pose-able, but I'd like to make the later models even more so.

For the show, he and his two friends will be in picture-frame cages that hang on the wall, so I'll get to practice my woodworking skills. :)



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Jul. 17th, 2011 10:16 am (UTC)
Heeey that's adorable! Does it have a name? And mm, makes me nostalgic for The Never Ending Story/llama! Thanks for sharing!
Jul. 31st, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yep, he was just christened "Ferdinand."
Jul. 17th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
Wow! really impressive, I love it.

It is very Jim Henson a la The Storyteller era.
Jul. 31st, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Thank ye,
I will cop to the muppet inspiration... I love Jim Hensons's work.
(no subject) - inspectorboxer - Jul. 18th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 31st, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
We're working on improving the cuddle-ability, experimenting with teddy-bear joins and plastic armatures.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Wow what a cool project! That little guy is adorable and I bet he can be fierce too. Totally cool that he's articulated.
Jul. 31st, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Impressive
Thank you,
I intended for some of these to come out scary... but so far cute seems to be the prevailing impression. :)
He's somewhat articulated, later versions will be more so as we get all the logistics and materials figured out.
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