oh wow, i love all of these
especially the spider dragon (but i’m biased)
Damael is a commissioned cat-gryphon art doll with a highlight on tactility and articulation. Something I have been asking myself a lot lately is why I choose to sculpt the hands, feet and heads of my art dolls in hard polymer clay when there are so many materials out there at my disposal to make something look and FEEL as realistic as possible. And if it feels real, it should move realistically too.
His feet are a polyurethane rubber with wire embedded in them so they can be posed around your fingers, sticks or just for balance. The rest of his body has a ball and socket armature, with his feet achieving an approximately 90 degree range of movement. His eyes are painted glass and his back feet have also been flocked for a more realistic feel.
His wings are fully articulated using a special mechanism I have designed. They are hugely fiddly to make, but open and close like a real birds wing.
talking about Rosie The Riveter, fun fact: while the We Can Do It picture has become the most-well known depiction of her in modern times, it wasn’t really a famous image when it was made—in fact, it wasn’t even intended to be her
the most famous depiction of Rosie The Riveter during WWII was probably Norman Rockwell’s painting
note what she’s resting her foot on
the last Wrong Neko thing for a bit (then I have other projects to work on); a bunch of heads. Not really specific ‘themes’ for a lot of these, just kinda fooling around. IDK if I’ll end up using them for anything (I only really like a few of them) so, more of an experiment than anything else.
The Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse by Carrin Welch
Wanting to create large, nightmare-inducing rocking horses for someone to ride, Carrin began sculpting these Four Rocking Horses of the Apocalypse in all their death-bringing glory. Astute nitpickers will notice there are only three different models shown here, as those are the only ones conjured from the dark mass of the nether realms so far, but thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund this project Carrin will be debuting the fourth skeletal rider at this year’s Burning Man.
“Fosik’s feral creations take the shape of fantastic beings that communicate a subversive, anti-religious commentary through the depiction of hyperbolized fictional gods. Nameless, assigned no specific meanings or powers, beholden to no formal faith—real or contrived—Fosik’s idols are not meant to contribute to some grand theological narrative of the artist’s design. They are masterfully made beautiful objects that examine the nature of spiritual iconography through an absence of religious discourse. In this way, Fosik points to the power and scope of man’s innate creativity devoid of divine inspiration.”
– Lainya Magana, Hi-Fructose Magazine, 2010