Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cthulhu Sculpture

I took a break from working on my spider pit recreation to sculpt Cthulhu. I thought I'd share some work in progress photos with you.

Here is the aluminum wire/foil armature.

Here I've started adding clay. The bolts in the feet will secure the sculpt to the base.

The sculpt mounted to the wooden base. I'm adding Apoxie clay around the bolts to secure it in place.

Cutting the armature for the wings out of wire screening.

The two completed wings with metal rods added for mounting to the sculpture.

Smoothing the area the wings will attach to.

Blending the area around the wings with the rest of the body.

Adding the tentacles to Cthulhu.

Here is the finished Cthulhu.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Whale Washes Up Off Atlantic Beach NY

I was working on this fellow this morning.

It is one of the creatures that inhabits the spider pit diorama I'm creating.

I had just got the eyes installed when a friend called to tell me a whale had washed ashore in the next town.

I grabbed my camera and decided to take a walk along the shoreline. Atlantic Beach is a private beach but I figured they wouldn't mind.

When I got about a 1/4 block away I could smell the carcass.

The biologist at the scene said it is a Finback whale. It is estimated it is between 35 - 40 feet long. I guess they have to haul it out to sea and let nature take its course.