heads and tails
This guy is going to require a LOT of painting...I need to get his body constructed or I will never make the deadline!
Re-shaping his head once again. I was not happy with the way he was looking like an antelope...not that there's anything wrong with antelopes.
I wanted the back of his head to be more round and I wanted his face to be longer looking somehow, but without making the entire head larger.
I rounded his cheeks a little more and took away the sheep forehead (not that there's anything wrong with a sheep forehead).
The nose/muzzle area is looking slightly bullish or something. That is fine -- mostly I want it to be a totally made up creature.
I think I like the look of that one horn and will do the same treatment to the other one.
I needed to shape the rear end and make a place for a tail to attach.
I tried several different tails...
This one was sort of horsey...I would've feathered it out more as I added more plaster cloth...like a model of a horse.
This version was made with a little more overall shape...it almost looked like a necktie and ended in a diamond point.
another view of the neck tie tail
This was my second favorite. A sort of a stylized zebra tail.
another view of the stylized zebra tail
This is the one I like best (in theory)...if I can make it work.
I was going to do this for the cat-creature but decided against it. I think it would fit this creature better.
I will talk more about it as it develops (if it stays on -- and if I decided to keep it...I could still remove it and go with my second favorite).
I wanted to keep working right now but the tail is really unstable...it needs to firm up and tell me if it is right or not.