Archive for creatures
The face is compromised of multiple strokes, but wait for it. The entire body is done with a single stroke, brilliantly colored and textured via distribution of paint and a series of precise tiny-movements. Watch:
This image caught my eye on Pinterest and I was immediately excited about the concept:
At Child’s Own Studio, Wendy Tsao immortalizes the colorful imagination of children by turning their drawings into plush creations.
I don’t have children, but if I did I would definitely order one or try my hand at this (I’ve made plush versions of my grown up friends’ doodles)! The price is a bit steep ($250), but Wendy’s accuracy is pretty remarkable and it’s clear that a lot of TLC goes into her work.
If you have kids, what drawing would you want to give plushy life to?
We interrupt our standard arts ‘n oddities fare to bring you a special announcement full of warm fuzzies. Literally.
I complain a lot about Facebook and haven’t been (personally) “active” on it for years, but it did reconnect me with my great friend Burton, whose contact info got swallowed in a computer crash a decade ago. My heart immediately warmed when he linked me to a current project he’s working on: A Man and His Pug.
A partial description from the site:
A middle aged, disabled man in a mid-life crisis (devastated from the recent loss of his marriage) and his adopted pug (trained as his service dog) set out on a great, continuous adventure… driving across the country to Atlanta, to stay with a dear friend, and clear their heads, to figure out what the next move will be (think Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road”, except with a pug instead of Dean Moriarty! Haha!)… Raising rescue awareness and money for local rescues along the way.
Burton is my kindred Wounded Healer spirit. He too has weathered immense health challenges, but moves forward with courage and grace, brightening the lives of those around him everywhere he goes. And now this kind soul is on an animal rescue mission; it’s a brave (and entertaining) journey.
Way to go, Burton! I’m so proud of you!
This homemade parasite specimen is one of the finest examples of DIY prop crafting I’ve ever seen.
The creator gives a small comment:
This was sculpted out of polymer clay and painted with acrylics. The detail work was done with dental tools and some custom texture stamps. I added the gore just to dress up the photos a bit. It’s essentially lumpy gravy- cornstarch and water mixed with some food coloring and heated up until it gels.