Monday, September 20, 2010

Here he is!

Of course, the thought of documenting my little Grune's progress didn't occur to me until this very stage. For those of you interested in the finer details, I will tell you that I used Sculpey III, mixed my own gray from equal parts white and black. The "armature" is balled up aluminum foil. The horn is a blend of light cream and a sort of burnt orange. Although, blend may be the wrong term. I squished it together, then twisted it to create a sort of swirled, horn-like effect.

Here, we see him before he sees us.

This is a shot of the back to show the light detail on his spine before things got any further. He's still a bit bumpy and globular. He won't stay that way.

Some yellow mixed with white is the base for this Grune's eyes. I was getting pretty frustrated at this point because he still looked very reptilian to me.

Another addition to his eyes didn't make me feel any better, but I'd come this far and was not about to let him get the best of me! So, in went the cat-slit pupils and I pushed on.

Here we have the addition of eyelids, teeth and a bit of a scrunching on the muzzle to give him more of an aggressive, tooth-bearing look.

Finally, the addition of ears, his implied, furry texture,
and the base. But Mr. Giallongo has many other inspiring pieces. Take a look at his website:
to see more of his self-published work, as well as commissioned and hired!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


"Ooh! What's that?!" you may be wondering. No, it is not the piece I was working on. If you recall, I was working in clay. However, back to the subject of inspiration, here you have mine. These are the four, main characters of the epic barbarian battle comic, Grune by Zack Giallongo. His art style actively compliments his scripts. When asked to create a trinket, I was at a loss. Then, it hit me! The big, fuzzy fella in the back there? Yeah, the one that looks like he'll wrench your arms from their sockets if you beat him at a game of chess? Well, I don't want to spoil the story, but, in service to this post, I feel I can tell you that he is a Grune. He was the inpiration for the "trinket" I sculpted. Pictures will come in full force in my next post. *^_^*

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tis Done!

My little art project has been finished for about a week, now. As I said before, pictures will be posted once it is home where it belongs.
In relation to my inspiration, well, boys do funny things to me. One fella in particular has gotten my creative thoughts flowing for the first time in a long time! He's the guy mentioned somewhat recently and I am happily flustered whenever I'm with or thinking about him. *sigh* If it wasn't for this blasted "hurricane," I would be with him right now. Alas! Weather happens, and I must stay home tonight. *U_U*
How are all of you enjoying you Labor Days weekend? Our local renaissance/medieval/fantasy fair, King Richard's Faire, is slated to open tomorrow. I go multiple times every year, but it's pricey. If I can score some tickets from friends that work it (I no longer work there), I'll be able to take my guy and some friends along. *^_^* Won't be for a few weeks, though.

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