My Tassadar costume is going pretty smoothly! Going to finish latexing the head, add the LEDs and eyes (which are ready, I just need to solder the arrangement and prepare the nerve cord armour) and then move on to the neck. Latex is a lot of fun, it actually feels…kind of like alien skin, actually.
And we’re back with some sanity-killing artwork of Cthulhu. Rise and shine sleeping gargantuan monster!
Polychromos Coloured Pencils and Ink on 8.5×11 paper
Thanks for viewing!
The Koi Deer, known as the Рыболень (Ribolen’) to Slavic countries and Sakana Shika to the Japanese, is a beautiful creature that is incredibly rare. If spotted, this Quilin-esque being was said to bestow incredible fortune and joy to the beholder. But if sought to be captured, it could transform its pursuers into jays. Here is one of the Koi Deer’s most well known legends:
The Koi Who Ran on Land
In the middle of the Ancient Forest there was a secret pond. And in the pond there were many carp. They were all finely dressed as if for a ball, and they danced gracefully in the water. They were happy in the pond, but one koi was not. He saw reflections in the water, shifting images of leaves and trees; animals and birds that came to the pond for a drink. And he thought, would that I could see the world there and dance!
One day the River Spirit came to the pond to refresh herself. She saw the beautiful carp within, and sang to them. Most of the koi were not interested, they were too busy dancing in the water. But the young koi fish came to her call. “Hello little one” she said warmly, “why did you come to listen when your family did not?” The little fish explained his desire to the Spirit, and she laughed.
“Bring me four oaken twigs, mud from the pond and a little round pearl, and I will help you.”
The koi did as asked. He found the twigs, used his snout to dig up some mud. But a pearl he could not find. He despaired, but then a miracle happened. An eagle flew overhead with an oyster in its beak. Suddenly a hawk took to mind to take the food, and the two quarreled. In the midst of the quarrel the oyster dropped onto some rocks and broke, and a beautiful little pearl within popped out and sank into the water. The koi saw all of this, and rejoiced as he took the pearl to the waiting spirit.
She took the fish out of the water, put a glob of mud on the end of each twig, and then put them on the underside of the koi. She then rubbed the gasping fish with the little pearl, and whispered magic onto his scales. When she threw him into the water, he stepped out as a creature almost like a painted stag. His fishscales shone in the sunlight – he was a qilin.
“Go and run” Said the Spirit
And so he did.
Koi Deer is a design made up by me, the story made up by me, and it is a birthday present for a friend. ^^
Drawing done in coloured pencil on 8 x 10 paper
It’s…surreal. I’m happy!
The character you see here is Valduin, or the Spiderdragon, my own creation. She’s basically me. Especially when the fire is brought out. And now she’s furious.
11×8.5 paper, Polychromos coloured pencils
Time: I have no idea.
(c) Spiderdragons belong to Dragonstorm Studios
Thanks for looking, guys. c:
Both props are made and worn by me.
Bird Skull – Craft foam, hot glue and willow withe base, with an apoxie sculpt finish. An engineer at the event added a metal nose ring and earring to it – fun to play with!
Bone Talon Gauntlet – Craft foam, hot glue, with an apoxie sculpt finish and EL wire “tattoos” – completely articulate.
She is one mutant shaman you really should not be messing with.
Saith Sealgaire is a part of of Elegy, a Doompunk (Post-apocalyptic) Larp located in Southern Ontario!
Finishes done in Photoshop CS3.
One of my more complicated props done to date: a bone gauntlet!
Made out of Apoxie sculpt, EL wire, hot glue and craft foam – the EL wire is rigged to flash slow, or quick, or stay constant.
Thanks for looking!