Sunday, July 24, 2011

Specimen Number AUK177Q

The specimen was discovered in an old steamer trunk tucked away in the basement of an abandoned lecture hall. Along with the small crate containing Specimen AUK177Q was a broken theodolite and a small banded suitcase with an array of strange brass instruments. The only identification was on a small card inside the case identifying Expedition BXT1926. While it can be assumed the expedition date was in 1926 there is no indication as to who funded the exploration or where the specimen was taken.

A visual inspection of the remains has produced the following facts:
  • Specimen contains remains of unknown species.
  • Creature has been mummified and conforms to no known physical norms.
  • Creature has two forelimbs and a prehensile tail.
  • Length would be approximately 16 inches from tip of tail to cranium.
Further analysis must be performed, including complete physical autopsy and historical investigation of the expedition.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Halloween Blues

Something is wrong.

Desperately wrong.

I can't believe it is already the middle of July and the urge to create new Halloween props hasn't hit me yet. Normally by this point I would have a garage full of props in the works and the back yard would look like mid-winter from all the styrofoam scraps. I would have a head full of projects lined up waiting to be turned into reality. Plans would be already set in motion for a haunt of some sort.

This year...nothing.

what is wrong with me?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Poe revisited

One of my favorite characters that I have made was Poe. There was something magical about this creature. All the creative elements came together at once to produce what I feel was one of my best pieces. The sculpt, the paint job, the sad, dejected pose and the backstory. I have toyed with the idea of attempting to recreate poor Poe several times but have been intimidated to try. Many of my methods are so unique that to duplicate a piece like Poe seems almost impossible. I have, however, taken the task on...not to produce a direct duplicate but to make a similar character. One with the same type of aura and essence that has made Poe one of my favorites.
Wish me luck.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Putrescent Uncle Crebb

He holds a silent vigil in the dank shadows of the darkest corners of my mind. Fretfully pacing, he lights his way with the flicker of a single candle stub. A sloshing scraping sound draws my attention away from the living. The smell of rotting fish and wet leaves fills my mind and burns my eyes. The putrescent Uncle Crebb has returned to fester away what remains of my sanity.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gargoyles of the City Museum

Photos of Gargoyles and other architectural adornments in the collection of The City Museum, St. Louis Mo.