In the last two photos of Grammy from yesterday she was looking fairly bear-like. When I looked at bear pictures today she really doesn't...plus I would have to add a lot to her head and the sides of her face to get her to look (to me) more like a bear. Sigh.
When Grammy first started to form I thought for sure she was a fox or a wolf.
The thing is, though...Grammy is a plaster cloth creature that told me what she is (including the Grammy part -- I rarely think of my guys as females) much as Djubi worked himself into a sugar glider creature guy. As much as I wanted Grammy to be a wolf (or a fox) (or even a bear) I was led to the badger pictures. In the case of Djubi, I was simply looking for marsupial pictures -- I had heard the term sugar glider but I had no idea what they looked like, let alone that they were marsupials...sheesh. In Grammy's case I certainly am familiar with badgers but I just wasn't thinking in that direction at all...and it is probably why I really couldn't seem to get Grammy to look more canine-y. Probably I wasn't seeing her finished in my head with badgery facial markings.
|look at those beady little eyes, wide-set ears, heck -- the shape of the head|
Yep -- that's what she is alright...a badger...an American Badger according to these pictures. I don't know that I will paint her with the badgery markings but I think Grammy is a badger-like creature. Now I need/want to fix her face.
It is still early in the day right now (around 4pm...and that is what will show as the blog entry time, no doubt) and I am not ready to start working on the plaster cloth-ing yet. Back later.
So...now it is almost 9pm...I worked on shaping her face/head for about an hour...not there yet, but coming along. I had to cut off her original ears, too. And looking at the photos just now I can see that I've got the upper part of her mouth too tall. Back to it again later on...now it's dinner time.
|the top of her head needs some more roundy parts|
|I can start to see (from looking at these photos) where the problems are -- not that they are going to actually get fixed and have her come out looking like an actual badger...|
And the ears need to be filled in more -- I was just trying to block in the basic overall shapes tonight.