Monday, August 30, 2010

One Fuzzy Moogle

As previously mentioned: It's Moogle Time!

I've been meaning to make one of these guys for a long time now... Very pleased with how he turned out - always a fun process when you have a goal in mind... Most of my creatures and dolls just happen. Sure! I sketch up ideas, but I never know what I'm really going to end up with. It's part of the joy, no? Not... that I was exactly sure how he was going to turn out - I only just worked out his nose today.

So... what next? Oh-ho! I have ideas.... of course - lets see what comes of them... let us hope: Many things.

'till next time!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mogs and Moogles, Oh My!

Was going to set about making a Moggle today... thought I'd share a doodle of him before I began making a doll. They're a strange little creatures from the world(s) of Final Fantasy (a video game series) - sort of a teddy bear crossed with a bat and dosed with whimsy. I think I'm going to make an 'old fashioned' Moogle and go with a red poof atop his/her/its head.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Monster(s)

Using what I learned from making all those Hungry Monsters... I thought I'd try making me own troop of cute furry creatures... this is the first of (I hope) a few. I do have a rather extensive collection of faux furs and I can't wait to see what I make next... I wonder what it will be... I hope it's maroon... I have aLOT of maroon fur.

This little dude has the usual posable bits - legs, arms, neck, arms... but with the added ears and err... um... fuzzy horn antenna...

Hugs and hellos to all out there - back soon with more monsters!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Long overdue...

Oh goodness - I'm sorry - I puttered off without so much as a word. But England was my distraction and it was awesome! Of course - I didn't see ALL of it... but I did ride a great number of miles on a good number of trains, so I saw just about all the rails that run from the East to the West.... and I was able to see the edge of Dartmoor <-- the landscape/area that inspired Brian Froud's Faeries... though I didn't see a copy of this book until I was in my 20's... and I'm not sure how or when a copy ended up in my collection - though I was happy to see it when I went home to visit my books...errrr.. I mean family. (love you, guys!) ... I think I learned more about this particular tome listening to the man himself at FaerieCon a few years back. And then I had to know more and then of course - I had to go there. I must have mentioned it one too many times because when the chance came up family and friends all but tossed me on a plane.

I now have pledged to become the TOTAL expert on Dartmoor. I only saw its sheep poo covered edge and I am so in love I fear I may have to move to England.

Well... I should probably get back to the monsters I'm making (photos to follow).

Be back sooooon! Promise.