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: www.zackgiallongo.com
to see more of his self-published work, as well as commissioned and hired!