Here’s Toothless, finally done! After a year in the making XD I was always putting him aside for working on other sculptures and commissions. Now part of this project is done! I just have to finish the base for him and Hiccup! =D He was so much fun to make!!! =3 Expect to see more Nightfuries sculptures from me for sure! X)
This sculpture was 100% handmade with polymer clay over a wire armature and meticulously painted with acrylics. He stands around 5 ½ inches tall. Since this is a personal project of mine, he’s not for sale.
“Most beings had a scent, either pleasant or unpleasant; Rahkshi smelled of cold metal and death.” - Vezon
Finally, my second Bionicle themed sculpture. Karzahni definetly was a fun experience, but I was seriously lacking in experience when making it. Thanks to that learning experience, I was able to improve and solve issues for this one.
I really felt challenged making a Rahshi sculpture because they are nothing more than slug mechs, and I’m completely inexperienced making mechanical looking sculptures. This forced me to solve structural and design problems that exist in 3D pieces, like stability, without resorting to chunks of flesh that glued everything together. I also had to organize a sculpting schedule to prevent over baking certain components and ensuring that I could continue sculpting other parts using epoxies. Overall, I feel really satisfied about what I learned through the various processes making this piece.
For the Rahkshi itself, I couldn’t decide on a canon power, so I made my own. A Rahkshi of Corrosion. I really liked the Mask of Light interpretation of the kraata, and the opening head, but I felt that their bodies had really bulky limbs. Shrimp inspired the plating design, which I felt was needed to maintain some organic feel to it. I added external wires purely to create more fluidity to the design, I felt it was to ridged without them.
The base was made using a variety of techniques, and I’m really glad with the corroded Ta-Matoran sinking into the earth, thanks to the people who gave me the idea for it. I also utilized my grasses much better here than in karzahni’s sculpture.
Overall I’m very happy with this model, but I can always make improvements.
John Egbert from Homestuck! He was the very first of the new human-figurines Ive been making and a trial to how they would look. Learned a lot from making him! Was looking at Pukind’s plushies and how their faces were shaped as a good source of inspiration for the new style.
Bobtail, or Dumpling Squids are adorable little bioluminescent cephalopods who live in the shallow coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. They only get about 1-8 cm so this one is a life-sized replica.