Wednesday, July 20, 2011

365 Day 201

building a magical Magic-inspired beast/monster of my own

I got this one-eared horse statue at a garage sale last year for fifty cents. I knew I would recycle it into art at some point. I hadn't started doing anything with plaster cloth yet when I bought him.

I just adore most of th
e gigantic, lumbering beasts in the game Magic: the Gathering. I want to combine the sort of Magic beasts I like with the creatures that are showing up in my sketch book for relief printmaking class.

Some of the Magic beasts are a little more cuddly-looking (to me) than others but they are all HUGE. Okay, they may not be as sweet and cute as a baby goat, but I still want to hug them.

I'm not sure what it is about them, but they give me these "give me your paw" / "let's sit and cuddle for a while and I'll tell you a story" feelings when I look at them.

I don't know exactly how to go about it or how I will end up painting this guy when it comes time, but I am diving in tonight with the horse statue as a base to build on.

I am trying to give him a new shape with aluminum foil and masking tape.

He is looking a little bison-y here.

Something is off...but I can change it later.

I think I'd like to put a layer or two of plaster cloth on tonight. I had to stop at this point to give my hands a break for a bit (crunching aluminum foil is tiring) and to take photos and blog before my midnight deadline.

Looking at this photo I think maybe he needs a little less chin area and more nose area...maybe make it look like he is holding his head a little higher...we'll see...

I like how the cat-creature in the background is like "wtf?" and the goat-creature is laughing.

1 comment:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

You got that for $0.50...I would have put it out just like that! LOL! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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