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Offline No Such Agency

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Elder Thing sculpt
« on: July 23, 2015, 11:04:06 AM »
Not to try and compete with shadowking's really cool Elder Thing and penguins, but I recently decided to have one of my sporadic kicks at the sculpting can and make an Elder Thing.  Id only recently finished the At The Mountains of Madness audio book and was struck by the narrator's sympathy for beings I'd previously lumped in as just another Lovecraftian horror.





I don't know what the device its holding is, it could be a weapon or just a musical instrument, but since ET's are supposedly highly intelligent I thought it could use something signifying that.

Offline tnjrp

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Re: Elder Thing sculpt
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 11:52:06 AM »
 8)

While it's indeed made rather obvious in the story, it's worth making the point that the Elder Things weren't "critturs". Most or perhaps all miniature representations don't bother with that.

The only thing I don't like too much in your sculpt is the wings. While I'm sort of inured to the bat wings by now I'd prefer properly fan-like wings like in the seminal Wayne Barlowe artwork:
http://i.imgur.com/ZWxjL.jpg

Offline No Such Agency

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Re: Elder Thing sculpt
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 01:16:06 PM »
8)

While it's indeed made rather obvious in the story, it's worth making the point that the Elder Things weren't "critturs". Most or perhaps all miniature representations don't bother with that.

The only thing I don't like too much in your sculpt is the wings. While I'm sort of inured to the bat wings by now I'd prefer properly fan-like wings like in the seminal Wayne Barlowe artwork:
http://i.imgur.com/ZWxjL.jpg

Thanks!  It's odd, I generally think Barlowe's depictions are great, but his ET never did it for me.  Though I'd love to have the skill to make my guy's limbs more like those gracile ones; he's definitely a bit sausage-fingered...  As for the wings, the only thing I really wanted to avoid was blatantly batlike anatomy.  I tried to hint at a hydrostatic/"inflatable" nature here, with the three flaccid wings compressed against the torso.

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Re: Elder Thing sculpt
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 12:08:04 AM »
Wow, sorry I missed this.

Really wonderful.
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