When I did my demonstration in Pittsburgh, I decided it would be nice to show both teeth and horns. I did a quick sketch to see what it would look like. (There’s a bit of a ToDo list in the corner.)
Here’s what the finished demonstration beast looked like. I ended up only having time to finish one of the beasts, and that was even after having taken several shortcuts.
After I got back home, I decided I really liked idea of the two horned beasts. The interaction of the two beasts was a really interesting problem. The horns made it difficult for them to fit together, but I really liked their potential. I decided to start another pair of them back in Seattle.
At this point, the legs are attached, and I’ve pretty much gotten their shapes down. I really like them!
They have a cute little tails. This really shows the lean of the one on the right.
Here, they’re pretty much done at this point. I just need to finish up the horns and the teeth. The funny thing is that while I originally sketched them out with lots of teeth, I just didn’t think the teeth worked right this time. In the end, I gave one tooth to each.
It’s pretty funny to see how these guys developed from that first sketch. I’m very happy with them. I can’t wait to see how they come out of our October firing.
How long does one beast typically take to craft, beginning to end?
It generally takes about three hours or so, but spread out over two weeks. However, it varies a large amount. It wouldn’t surprise me if I put an extra hour into these two just figuring out how they fit together.
Are these for sale? I saw them on the gallery Madera site and I LOVE them. They just grabbed my by the stomach and tugged. Lovely.
I’m glad you like them! Sadly, they’re already sold, to a guy in Italy.