I'm working on a new picture book concept which includes a passle of goofy "monsters". I've been sketching lots of characters and I decided on this one to start with.
From the sketch I sculpted a maquette, a small preliminary model to use for lighting and positioning. I used Sculpey III polymer clay, with an interior wire armature. Here is the rough result.
I don't need to make the sculpture perfect since it's just a basic reference. I'll be painting all the details and tweaking the silly "monster" when I put the final character on canvas with acrylic paints.
A mix of everything art and writing.
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